LGBTQ+ awareness training for local organisations

FREE2BE support young people and their parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, those questioning and those with alternative identities: LGBTQ+

Our service users experience discrimination, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (HBT-phobia) on a daily basis and it is often as a result of a lack of understanding.

The BigLocal SW11 has funded us to provide introductory training sessions to local organisations with best practice suggestions for simple, low cost, practical changes that can be implemented to create a more inclusive environment.

Training aims:

  • Understand why it’s important to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment
  • Have examples of simple, practical and low-cost changes and actions that can be implemented easily
  • Have the opportunity to practise challenging HBT-phobia in a supportive environment
  • Develop an initial action plan to start the change process in your organisation
  • Receive a list of relevant support and information organisations and services

If you would like to book a training session for your organisation – please get in touch!

[email protected],

07757 502 726

Live Music & Public Art in the heart of Battersea

Update 25/08/18 (Evaluation)
Click on this PDF link to learn more about the amazing art session they delivered and read their evaluation.

April 2018: We would love to invite you to the X-Change Live music and art installation organised by local artist Sam Haynes and Sound Minds. This event has been funded by Big Local SW11 small grant 2018 and the Wandsworth Grant Fund and will showcase local artists for six during the Wandsworth art fringe.



We are looking forward to see you there.



Coding Club project

Big Local Sw11 is funding a coding club project led by Rex Wickham in Caius House Youth Club in Battersea

We have space at Caius House for our drop in sessions. It’s run free of charge on Thursday afternoons, 5.30pm-6.30pm, during school term time.

You can register with  Caius House when you arrive (just arrive 10 mins earlier for your first session).
You don’t need to bring anything,  Caius House has a Media room fully equipped with PCs.

The projects we do are designed for Key Stage 2 aged children but a
couple of years either side is also fine.

*About the Coding Club*

Our aim is to inspire the next generation to get excited about computer science and digital making and to build the skillset needed to enter the digital workplace.

The projects we use are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding
concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally, meaning there’s also no need for the adult running the session to be a computing expert.

Code Club at Caius House can only take place thanks to the generous donation of time by our volunteers, currently Samantha and Alexia.


*About Rex*
I am a life long learner and am passionate about helping others to develop a working knowledge of the technology that surrounds our daily lives.
Local organisations I’m involved in helping include WowMums, KLS, St Marys Church Battersea. I’m co-chair of the Governing Body of the Sacred Heart and St Mary’s Primary schools Federation.


‘I just wanted to send quick note to thank Big Local SW11 for funding my project. It has made a massive difference to the project, we had a full house (14 children). They are all being supported with the new booklets that the funding paid for, and I’ve also recruited a new volunteer’  
REX Wickham


Some of the projects we are funding in 2018

Some of the projects we are funding in 2018

Project: Coding Workshop

Project Owner
E- mail address
Project Summary
Rex Wickham
Teaching material for computer coding club


Project: A2i Dyslexia Workshop
Project Owner
E- mail address
Project Summary
Elizabeth Kwarteng – Amaning
Employability Skills Workshop for people with Dyxlexia

Project: LGBTQ Awareness Training
Project Owner
E- mail address
Project Summary
Lucie Brooke
LGBTQ+ awareness training for local organisations


Project: Public Art Event
Project Owner
E- mail address
Project Summary
Sam Haynes
A public arts event to showcase the work of local artists and musician


Project: Maysoule Road Royal Fun Day
Project Owner
Email adress Project Summary
Felli Uhssi [email protected]
Bringing the families together whilst celebrating the Royal Wedding on 19th May 2018



Free 9 Weeks Employability Skills Workshop

Update 25/08/18 (Evaluation)

Click on this Word document link to see their evaluation form : A2i Dyslexia Big Local Monitoring and Evaluation Form – Updated July 2018

April 2018
Project description :

We would like to invite any dyslexic people to this employability skills workshop funded by Big Local SW11 small grant 2017-2018

It is for people with dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia who want extra support to find work or set up their own enterprise.

Elizabeth Kwarteng Amaning, who is dyslexic herself, has succesfully set up her own charity and want to help other dyslexic people to achieve their dream and unlock their full potential.

This is a FREE 9 week course and it will be held every Thursday at Caius House, 2 Holman Road, Battersea SW11 3RL and start on the 26th of April

If you know anyone who will benefit from this workshop, feel free to let them know or share this page on your social network.