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…

Funding Success Stories (Westminster): The Home for Good History Project

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at The Passage The Passage was awarded the Innovation Fund to ensure people build a fulfilling life after the trauma of homelessness, maintain their tenancies and flourish in new communities by providing a homelessness prevention project. The project is due to run up until end of financial year 2019….

Funding Success Stories (Hammersmith): Get Out There! In Winter

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) HCGA was awarded the Innovation Fund to support volunteers to facilitate local trips out for residents during the winter period. The project commenced on the 3rd April 2018. The project ran a series of trips targeted at our socially isolated and vulnerable volunteers…

Funding Success Stories (Kensington & Chelsea): Chelsea Physic Garden

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at Chelsea Physic Garden Chelsea Physic Garden was awarded the Innovation Fund to design and run a community garden space that can use volunteers from the DAWS service and teach local residents the therapeutic benefits of gardening. The project commenced on the 19th November 2018. Nine clients from Turning…

Funding Success Stories: Westminster St Mungos fishing group

Innovation Fund Feedback from our friends at St Mungos At the beginning of 2018, two St Mungo’s clients living in our Westminster Move on & Resettlement Service discovered a mutual love for fishing. Thanks to a grant from the Innovation Fun, they organised, advertised and went on a series of fishing trips, promoting social inclusion…