Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Tai Chi Movement for Wellbeing

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at Breathe Easy Westminster Tessa was awarded the Innovation Fund to provide a new exercise form of Tai Chi for Wellbeing which focuses on meditation and wellbeing, not just the strengthening of muscles. “Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing” is a special trained style of Tai Chi that was taken…

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith & Fulham): Lets Create & Connect

Innovation Fund Feedback from the facilitator of the programme Jacqueline Johnson Jacqueline was awarded the Innovation Fund to run a series of six project based creative sessions, aimed at teaching women to sew one functional item and create a decorative item they can use and treasure.  It aims at getting women to unearth their creativity,…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): Food Thoughts

Innovation Fund Feedback from Jude Thompson Jude was awarded the Innovation Fund to run Cooking lessons for local residents that were in recovery and wanted to engage in purposeful activity. After receiving the innovation fund; Jude compiled the Teaching Book on ‘cooking, healthy, tasty, colourful, food budgeting and wellbeing; derived from his own research and…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): This Stuff Matters

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at Museum of Homelessness Museum of Homelessness (MoH) was awarded the Innovation Fund to run a social space where volunteers with an interest in housing and homelessness heritage can talk about the issues, try something new and learn things. The workshops: MoH delivered four workshops in April and May…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Shine Women Programme

Innovation Fund Feedback from the facilitators of the programme Adjoua Yapobi-Attie & Mamusu Komon Adjoua was awarded the Innovation Fund to run a solution focused personal development programme designed to empower women in the local area. The six weekly workshops were based on a three themes of Worth, Strength and Purpose. Initial enrollment for the…

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…