Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Beginner’s Beekeeping Course

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Ali at Bees and Refugees Bees and Refugees were awarded the Innovation Fund to run a four week beginners beekeeping course online via Zoom. This project was collaboration between Bees and Refugees and Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA). The sessions took place on Thursday evenings in January and February…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): The Invisible Café

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Roslyn at The Invisible Café The Invisible Café was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide a space and supportive environment for individuals with invisible illnesses where they could work together, help each other, finding out ‘what works best for them’ and take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing….

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Recovery Moviemaking Workshops

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Maddie at Sobriety Films UK Sobriety Films UK (SFUK) was awarded the Innovation Fund to run an eight filmmaking course. Over those eight sessions SFUK taught: Storytelling and Narrative Structure, Finding Your Voice in Film, Shooting and Editing on smartphone, Scriptwriting and Storyboarding, Lighting, Sound, Framing and Shot Size…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Post Natal Support

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Elizabeth at West London Doulas Charity The West London Doulas Charity (WLDC) was awarded the Innovation Fund to run six weekly Post Natal Support classes for vulnerable new parents, especially during the pandemic in West London. Each session ran for duration of 90 minutes on a Tuesday afternoon. The…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Draw your thoughts

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Anna at Look Ahead Look Ahead was awarded the Innovation Fund to set up a 3 months art therapy group across their cluster of Mental Health service in a supported accommodation setting. 12 consecutive art sessions of the art workshops were delivered at Linden House and 12 consecutive art…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Wildlife Photography Workshops

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Katie at Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA)   Katie was awarded the Innovation Fund to facilitate a series of workshops and trips around the theme of photographing wildlife for socially isolated residents and most vulnerable volunteers. Katie informed me that since the project began, they ran three of the…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Happy Hamper

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Erika, manager of the project. Erika was awarded the Innovation Fund to a provide wellness gift box initiative to help guide service users to engage in self-care and mindfulness practises. Erika created 40 wellness gift boxes containing a beginner’s kit to mindfulness practises. The box included: Tea. Chocolate. Aromatherapy…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): West London Birthing Classes

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Elizabeth at West London Doulas Charity The West London Doulas Charity (WLDC) was awarded the Innovation Fund to run seven weekly antenatal classes for pregnant women in West London. The classes covered key topics which included: How to have a straightforward pregnancy. Labour, birth and pain relief. Nutrition during…