Big Local SW11 is an independent, resident led group that has been awarded £1m, over 10 years, to invest in projects that improve opportunities for local people and strengthen our community.

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The Alliance (BLSW11)

BLSW11 is working with key local organisations to develop a strategy that aims to “Remove barriers that prevent people from reaching their potential as workers, volunteers and members of our community”  . Big Local SW11 Alliance – Strategy – Revised December 2020 – 11Dec20 Our partners are: Providence House: http://www.providence-house.org/ Katherine Low Settlement: http://www.klsettlement.org.uk/ St […]

BLSW11 Alliance Covid-19 Community Support Fund

Our Covid-19 fund, launched on the 2nd April 2020, was aimed to support local organisations operating on the frontline to assist the vulnerable in our community To date we have had 36 applications and approved 22 projects and estimate that 450 people/families, supported by around 90 volunteers, have directly benefitted from our funding! After initially […]

Community & Belonging Forum

Working as a Community to tackle Loneliness, Isolation, & Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression) Community and Belonging – Amended 16th June 2020   – Sets out the rationale CB Projects September 2020 – presents some project ideas that could be implemented  .CBF Living Rooms – Discussion Paper March 2021 CBF Community Champions – Discussion Paper March […]

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Covid-19 Battersea Fights Back !

Covid-19: Battersea fights Back! The BLSW11 Alliance Covid-19 Community Support Fund was launched in April 2020 with a focus on supporting local (Battersea) organisations in response to the pandemic, so that they might be better placed to provide help to some of the most vulnerable residents in our community. As of January 2021 we have received 36 applications and funded […]

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Big Local SW11 Alliance Covid-19 Community Support Fund – Relaunched!

Our Covid-19 fund, launched on the 2nd April 2020, was aimed to support local organisations operating on the frontline to assist the vulnerable in our community To date we have had 26 applications and approved 19 projects totalling £56,000 and estimate that 300 people/families, supported by around 70 volunteers, have directly benefitted from our funding! […]

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BLSW11 Alliance Covid-19 Community Support Fund Projects

Projects Click on the arrow to see all the pages Click here to download the pdf file

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Coronavirus support flies in to Battersea

New local initiative to help disadvantaged and elderly (Battersea-March 24, 2020) A valuable new service called ‘Battersea Corona Virus Angels’ has been launched today by three prominent local institutions in Battersea. Staffed by volunteers, the service aims to help vulnerable, self-isolating and elderly people in Battersea and the wider Wandsworth area cope with the restrictions […]

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Falcon Rd Festival & Battersea Together Event Postponed

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Falcon Road Festival planned for the 4th of July and the Battersea Together Event arranged for the 27th April are postponed. Alternatives are under consideration! For information about what help and volunteering are getting organised in our area check our facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/biglocalforsw11/ Another very good place to find information […]

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Coronavirus support groups in our area

A lot of of people and help groups are forming in our area to help our members of our community who are at risk or affected by the COVID19. A group called Battersea Mutual Aid is trying to link all those groups together. Their Facebook page is https://m.facebook.com/groups/BatterseaMutualAid/ and there is already a lot of […]

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Battersea Belonging Together Event

Battersea Belonging Together Event Where: Kambala Community Centre,126, Fawcett Close, Clapham, SWW1 2LU, London, When: 27th April, 2020 at 10:00am “BLSW11 and the Alliance share an aim to tackle Loneliness, Isolation, Depression and Anxiety in Battersea by developing measures that bring people together, of all ages, from all parts of our community. We are in the […]

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Update from our website

We are please to tell you that we have updated our website. Helen and Sandra met last month to discuss how the website could be improved. As a result, our latest news are now displayed directly on our home page and you just have to scroll down to view them. We have also added the […]

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2019 in Pictures

Goodbye 2019, hello 2020. Big local has been busy last year organising many events and funding projects for the community. This included the Falcon Road Festival, the creation of the Battersea Alliance, the Battersea Charity week, Battersea Together and helping projects with funding like the Secret Garden on the Este Road Estate with Christchurch school. […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Big Local SW11

Big Local SW11 team is wishing you a happy new year 2020.

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