Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Bowling Balls

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Maura at Yarrow Housing. Yarrow Housing was awarded the Innovation Fund to facilitate an awareness and education event about Prostate and Testicular cancer for men with learning disabilities. Maura stated that the event was co-produced with individuals with lived experience and this really supported their awareness on how the…

Wellbeing Blog: Onward and Upwards

Reflections from Hendrik (Peer Mentor) It’s the combination of so many little things that I actively pursue to support my recovery and maintain my now 3+ years sobriety from drugs and alcohol.  I have done weekly mindfulness groups online, and managed to cycle 2-3 times a week. And twice a week a walk through the neighbourhood…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Old Oak Get Together

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Lydia at Bubble Squeak Eat CIC The Bubble Squeak Eat (BSE) CIC was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide wellbeing and socialising events that aims to bring the community closer together and ensure less people locally feel lonely and isolated, particularly among elderly residents in the local area. From…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Spring into dance

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Chahrazad at WAND UK WAND UK was awarded the Innovation Fund to facilitate a series of dance workshops aimed to develop women’s confidence, improve skills and to improve mental health and wellbeing and fitness through ‘Be Active’. The first half of the program was delivered face to face but…

Wellbeing Blog: Time Out

Reflections from Martin (ETE Worker) As I walked here I saw blackberries ripening on the brambles, some dark, fat and juicy; the elder berries are still green. A runner passes behind me unaware of my presence; up in the skies a red kite soars on the thermals, poplar trees sway in the breeze, a pair…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Wellbeing Walks

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Michelle at Fruit Cake Creatives Ltd Michelle was awarded the Innovation Fund to The project will involve a group of 8 volunteer people, who will work on developing well-being walks lead by homeless people celebrating the history of the area. The project was based at St Mungo’s West London…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): After School Family Clubs

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Tania at The Abbey Centre The Abbey Centre was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide 39- weekly arts therapy sessions to local deprived families, children and young people by adopting a holistic family approach to target and support the whole family. The After-School Club provided support from 13th of…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Programming, Coding and Robotics

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Ali at The Learning Club Community Association The Learning Club Community Association (LCCA) was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide an inclusive, collaborative educational programme to help people in Grenfell catchments experiment, participate and collaborate in new and specially design, bespoke infrequent projects such as designing, building and programming…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith & Fulham): Assertiveness Programme

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Alina at The Upper Room The Upper Room was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide a 10 session Assertiveness Programme to help people gain knowledge about what assertiveness is and to learn how to use the skills they learn in their everyday life to improve wellbeing. Alina stated that…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Connect++

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at The SPACE Health & Wellbeing Hub The SPACE was awarded the Innovation Fund to recruit and train a cohort of 10 local people who feel isolated to form a network and become community champions. They will become a valuable resource for local residents associations by engaging with those…