Food Growing Workshops for families in October including October Half-Term

Food Growing Workshops for families in October including October Half-Term Thanks to 4in10 Charity, London Challenge Poverty Week with match funding from Lewisham Local, you can find free activities related to food-growing across the borough during October Half-term and beyond. All the activities provide a free lunch and are aimed at...

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Lewisham food projects need more volunteers to keep meeting high demand

Lewisham food projects need more volunteers to keep meeting high demand

Lewisham food projects need more volunteers to keep meeting high demand Lewisham’s food banks and community food projects are struggling to meet demand for emergency food due to a lack of volunteers, particularly volunteer drivers and cyclists. ‘We saw over 2,000 people step forward to volunteer as part of...

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10 Organisations Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Lewisham

10 Organisations Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Lewisham

10 Organisations Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Lewisham Watching the devastating news coming out of Afghanistan over the last week, Lewisham Local wanted to highlight some of the local organisations within our network doing amazing work to support refugees and asylum seekers. There is a variety of ways...

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CleanupUK launch new community-based anti-litter volunteering programme in Lewisham

CleanupUK launch new community-based anti-litter volunteering programme in Lewisham

CleanupUK launch new community-based anti-litter volunteering programme in Lewisham CleanupUK, a national community-focused anti-litter charity announced today that they are looking for volunteers to support local people in starting litter-picking groups. Volunteers will receive training and ongoing support from CleanupUK  to help them work in specific neighbourhoods experiencing litter issues. The...

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Leading Beyond Lockdown – How leaders in the social sector can maximise their impact

In July 2020 I applied and was lucky to be accepted onto Clore Social Leadership ‘Leading Beyond Lockdown’ four-month programme. Having found myself redeployed in a new role since March 2020, as part of Lewisham’s Covid-19 Coordinated Community response, Leading Beyond Lockdown helped equip me with the tools, skills...

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