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…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith & Fulham): Christmas 2020

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Jude at Rah Rah Theatre Company   The Rah Rah Theatre Company (RRTC) was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver a range of performances outside to combat isolation and build connections by singing a collection of feel good Christmas songs in outside locations, such as care home car parks,…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith & Fulham): Writing to Exhale

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Rasheda at The WILDE Foundation The WILDE Foundation was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver a six week creative writing project giving women the space to connect and exhale their voices onto the page. It is a unique empowering workshop that affords women the opportunity and a place for…

Wellbeing Blog – Wellbeing Poem

Reflections from John (Criminal Justice Worker) WELL-BEING What is well-being? To put in simple terms, it’s basically being-well. Bear with me a moment as I have a story to tell. Being well is not just compartmental but includes your body as a whole. So, it’s inclusive of your spirit, body and your soul. Your body…

Wellbeing Blog – The Gift of Lockdown

Reflections from Susan (ETE Worker) Due to lockdown my yoga community set up a daily practise at 6.30am to support our wellbeing. I had recently moved home and hadn’t found a new yoga centre yet, so this gave me an instant community in my new area. The fact it was on zoom delivered into my…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Lock down cook up

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Dahlia at Let’s Get It Right. Dahlia was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver an on line Hands-on community cooking class aimed at reducing isolation and showing that nutritional cooking can help you lead a healthy lifestyle. It also aimed to teach individuals how to cook on a budget…