The Refugee Cafe is Launching a Training Program to Help Refugees Access Employment!

Refugee Cafe’s First Training Programme Our mission at Refugee Cafe is to use the power of food to support local refugees into employment. So, we are extremely excited to be launching our very first training program, aimed at empowering refugees with a background in hospitality to find work in...

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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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THE RAVENSBOURNE ARMS – Locals Invest in Lewisham’s First Ever Community Owned Live Music Pub

MONDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2021 marked the launch of Sister Midnight’s’ community share offer, in a bid to save the Ravensbourne Arms and create Lewisham’s first ever community-owned live music venue and pub. The share offer launched with a Goat Girl fundraising gig at The Ivy House in Nunhead, the...

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Appreciative Inquiry – What food support at its best looks like in Lewisham

Appreciative Inquiry – What food support at its best looks like in Lewisham In February 2021 Lewisham Local invited projects engaged with the Lewisham Covid Food Network to join a participative piece of action research to help identify what food support at its best looks like in Lewisham. The...

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Lewisham Community Lottery Launches for Good Causes!

How to sign up Lewisham Community Lottery is now live for local good causes (charities, community groups, CIC’s) to sign up! Please visit the website to sign up your good cause today. Once the ticket sales begin you will be able to start raising funds! Sign Up Today –...

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How Lewisham Residents Can Help Afghan Refugees Fleeing Conflict – A letter from Lewisham Council

Dear residents, As a Borough of Sanctuary, Lewisham is determined to provide a safe home for Afghan refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.  We have committed to initially resettling between five and ten families fleeing from Afghanistan under the Government’s Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP). This will take the...

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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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