SUPPORTED PROJECTS

Supporting local projects is a substantial part of what we do at Together Southwark. Below you can find out more about some exisiting projects that we are supporting and learn more about how you might get support. 

BabyTalk Project

  

This is currently the only parish midwives project in the country. The project is focused on encouraging breastfeeding, nurture and family bonding. It works through St John’s Angell Town and the church school and is involved in connecting with local inter-faith women groups. BabyTalk Project will have its own website soon. In the meantime if you would like to learn more about the project, please contact Angie Sheridan the Parish Midwife at stjohnatparishnursing@gmail.com .

 

Erith and Thamesmead Debt Centre

The project was set up in partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to help people trapped in spiralling debt to become debt free. A group of churches make up the partnership with CAP. These are St Paul’s, Thamesmead (United Congreg

ation CofE, Methodist and URC); Emmanuel Baptist Church, Thamesmead; North Heath Family Church (Non denominational); Belvedere Baptist Church, Welling Methodist Church, Christ Church Erith (CofE) and All Saints Belvedere (CofE).

For more information about the project, please contact Ms Kath Andrews, the Centre Manager at kathandrews@hotmail.co.uk.

Lunchbox-Library 

    

The project was run by St Michael & St Stephen’s Church, Southfields in partnership with Ronald Ross Primary School and Southmead Centre for Children and Families to help reduce financial pressure experienced by families during school holidays. It addressed summer holiday-related hunger and reading loss. 

The project offered free healthy lunch and the team read stories to children and advised parents/adult carers on how they can support children with reading. That was not all, there were fun games, outdoor play and craft activities to give children a positive experience of a summer holiday despite limited financial options. 

For more information, please contact Mrs Teresa Harris at St Michael and St Stephen’s, Southfields.

How to get funding

Part of the role of Together Southwark is to help churches, other faith groups, voluntary and community organisations apply for Together Grants from our partner, CUF. The Together Grant programme is run by CUF and provides them with small grants of up to £5,000 to engage in social action and to support them to initiate or develop community work.  For eligibility, follow this link: Together Grants

How to get support

Nelly is the Development Worker for Together Southwark and is always happy to hear from you about how she might be able to support your project. You can contact Nelly here