We’re happy to announce the projects that will benefit from our Community Investment fund this year.
We’re reached the time of year where our panel of residents have decided what projects to fund through our Community Investment Fund.
The Community Investment Fund is a fund that organisations from across the borough can apply to to fund projects that benefit Lewisham Homes residents.
This year, we had 30 projects apply and below are the ones that were chosen by our panel of residents for funding. The youth projects were also judged by the young mayors team.
Sports Fun 4 All (Community Football Project)
Football coaching for 13-19 year-old boys and girls from 5 to 7 pm every Wednesday. The project is delivered by FA qualified coaches.
This project follows on from our hugely successful Raiders Netball Club that is running on the Honor Oak estate every Monday.
KGEB Supermarket (Kelvin Grove & Eliot Bank Children and Family Centre)
The KGEB Community Supermarket provides weekly low cost healthy groceries; support and signposting services to low-income families in the Kelvin Grove area.
This project will establish a small food growing garden to be maintained by families who use the Community Supermarket. Families will learn about the sources of their fruits and veg, nutrition, and share healthy cooking ideas using vegetables grown in the Community Supermarket Garden, supplemented with specific cultural food types for their recipes.
TEND (Talmage and Haseley End Gardening Project)
This resident-led greening project at Talmage Close and Haseley end in Forest Hill worked with us to get GLA funding last year and has now got further funding from the panel.
The funding is to expand the gardening project, in which over 30 residents are involved, and even involves a table tennis area!
Legendary Community Club
Legendary Community Club do an amazing job providing lunches to young people attending Youth First activities across the borough.
The grant from the Community Investment Fund will help them continue to provide this vital service for vulnerable families.
ReWild: (Clement and Pendennis Tenants and Residents Association)
The TRA at Clement and Pendennis, two blocks on the Pepys estate, have been successful for funding for their Re-wild project.
The aim of the project is to run a gardening / DIY club for local residents to improve the derelict green areas around Clement and Pendennis and to add raised beds in places where we experienced fly tipping.
They will be holding sessions and workshops to learn or improve gardening, carpentry or painting skills and have fun at the art and crafts sessions for Lewisham Homes residents.
Spontaneous Productions Theatre Company Ltd
The project will take an original drama about the impact of knife crime and gang culture on children and young people into schools and youth centres across Lewisham, targeting specific areas with large numbers of Lewisham Homes residents.
This collaboration with James Ross Hunter Youth Support (not for profit CIC) marked the 5th anniversary of the fatal stabbing of James Hunter in Sydenham in 2014. The show itself sensitively explores important themes, aimed at two main age groups, years 5 and 6 and years 7 to 9.
Sew you need to get out more (New Cross Gate Trust)
The funding for New Cross Gate Trust will support and expand our long standing sewing group, which currently runs every Monday at their amazing community garden.
The focus of the group is on developing skills in quilt making, applique and embroidery. It aims to encourage those who are socially isolated, providing an opportunity for participants to learn new skills, meet new friends, and gain self-confidence from creating something in a group environment. Opportunity to expand our sewing club to improve access for members of the local community.
Migration Museum – Youth Activities
Our highest scored project was the Migration Museum in Lewisham shopping centre. The Migration Museum stages highly creative, entertaining and thought-provoking exhibitions and mass public engagement projects. They aim to foster and inclusive narrative on migration and a richer understanding on how migration connects us all – locally, nationally and globally.
This funding will help the museum develop youth activities aimed at Lewisham Homes families.
Rehoboth Community Outreach
Rehoboth are currently providing food parcels and advice to residents on Lewisham Homes estates in the Sydenham area.
The funding from the Investment Fund will allow them to continue and expand their fantastic work helping some our most vulnerable families.
Keep an eye on our website in the coming weeks for more information from these projects.