Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Abbey Centre Green Project

Innovation Fund Feedback from the Single Homeless Project (SHP) SHP was awarded the Innovation Fund to create a vibrant therapeutic community garden space at the Abbey Centre. SHP delivered a gardening group at the Abbey Centre following project commencement. The sessions ran weekly on a Wednesday from 11:00 am-14:00 pm. The groups was delivered from…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Pretty Little Things

Innovation Fund Feedback from Billie Hands Billie Hands was awarded the Innovation Fund to run a series of jewellery making workshops for local residents. Billie stated that she had a place at Small Works (which is a joint programme by Clear Village and CIVA to turn underused spaces into vibrant centers for social enterprise and…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): One-Pot Cooking

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Katie Shaw at Hammersmith Community Garden Association (HCGA) HCGA was awarded the Innovation Fund to run six two-hour cooking sessions for local residents at Phoenix Farm. The sessions involved picking produce from the farm, preparing the ingredients and cooking a meal together, in one pot.  The participants then shared…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Yoga Programme

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Sahara P Evans (Yoga and Well-Being Practitioner) at Poette Yoga Sahara P Evans was awarded the Innovation Fund to run an 8 Week Hatha Yoga Programme for People in Recovery. The project formulated was a yoga-influenced class using the principles of the 12-step programme to coincide with chakras integrated…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Winter Wildlife Workshops

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) HCGA was awarded the Innovation Fund to run a series of workshops and trips during the winter months that were attended by HCGA volunteers and other local people. A large percentage of HCGA volunteers have mental or physical health problems, are long-term unemployed…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Open Age Weekend Lunch Club

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at Open Age Project Bootcamp was awarded the Innovation Fund to support the running of their monthly Sunday Lunch at St Margaret’s Activity Centre. Since Open Age took over the running of St Margaret’s three and a half years ago we had run a monthly lunch for individuals over…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Project Bootcamp

    Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at the Project Bootcamp   Project Bootcamp was awarded the Innovation Fund to run a three month programme for Trans Women to empower them with a range of skills and improve wellbeing and confidence. The project ran for three months every Wednesday from 7-9 pm and was…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Community Acupuncture Clinics

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at Nourishing Qi The Nourishing Qi was awarded the Innovation Fund to a series of Community Acupuncture Clinics in the London borough of Westminster. The clinics provided free and affordable acupuncture to those who are unemployed, in receipt of benefits, disabled and elderly. The service was also available to…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Promoting Healthy Minds

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at the Abbey Centre The Abbey Centre was awarded the Innovation Fund to host a Healthy Minds Networking Event on the 11th April 2018. Healthy Minds Networking Event enabled 34 partner organisations to come together and promote their services, offer taster sessions and engage with service users. A total…