Eid Celebration meal for local pensioners

Malaysian hotpot for the residents of Haven Lodge and Doris Emmerton Court to celebrate Eid.
This event was funded by Big Local SW11 and organised by the Women of Wandsworth.

Thanks to Big Local SW11, WoW is now extending some of their inter generational and multicultural events to other local sheltered residences. This time we invited the residents of Doris Emmerton Court to come along and meet the mums, the kids and the residents of Haven Lodge.


Small Grants Awards for 2016

Nine organisations in SW11 have been awarded a share of the Big Local SW11 Small Grants £6000 fund for 2016.

They are:

  • Buna Kazoku Karate School
  • On Uncommon Ground
  • Doris Emmerton Court Residents Association
  • ST Peter’s Church
  • Sound Minds
  • Friend’s of George Potter
  • Lightbox Theatre
  • Providence House
  • Sacred Heart RC School.

Although the awards are relatively small (up to £1000) they can make an enormous difference.

For example St Peter’s Church used £650 to set up a climbing wall project which attracted a very positive response, particularly from young girls in our patch. The young people involved got to learn problem solving, how to collaborate to achieve a desired goal, and experienced the thrill of achieving success – all of which can boost their confidence and potentially lead to other forms of engagement and activity.

Our Small Grants programme is currently being reviewed and we will publish a report on the outputs and outcomes of the programme around December 2016 – watch this space!