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Wimbledon Foundation

Projects awarded Community Fund grants in 2017 in the London Borough of Merton

AFC Wimbledon Foundation to provide free sports activities for 120 disadvantaged young people during school holidays.

Association for Polish Family to run weekly employment support workshops for women affected by domestic violence.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation to run an interactive drug and alcohol awareness workshop in eight Merton secondary schools.

Ethnic Minority Centre to run cultural art and music workshops for 200 participants from diverse multicultural backgrounds culminating in an exhibition and performances in Mitcham.

Growing Against Violence to run interactive workshops for Year 6 pupils at 15 Merton primary schools aimed at preventing young people becoming involved in gangs and violence.

Hearts & Minds to provide a weekly support group for young people with mental health issues.

Inner Strength Network CIC to run a series of one-to-one coaching sessions for women living in the Housing4Women’s Wimbledon Refuge who have experienced domestic violence.

MS Society (Merton Branch) to run physiotherapist-led exercise sessions and a chair Zumba class for people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Raynes Park Salvation Army to run a poetry workshop, art exhibition and fun day as part of the MyRaynesPark community festival linked with Refugee Week.

SPEAR Housing Association Limited (SPEAR) to run a skills development programme providing independent living skills, education, training and employment support for 32 young homeless people staying at a Merton hostel.

Stem4 to run student conferences and a teacher conference focusing on teenage mental health and how to develop support around the issue in Merton and Wandsworth schools.

UpTown UK to run a weekly youth club with Maths workshops for 50 disadvantaged young people.

Projects awarded Community Fund grants in 2017 in the London Borough of Wandsworth

Caius House to run healthy eating and cooking skills programmes for young people from local estates in Battersea.

CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) to develop a Youth Council run by young refugees and asylum seekers and run training workshops to enable these young people to consult on, make and implement decisions for themselves and their peers.

Contact a Family Wandsworth to deliver a programme of creative arts, music and craft outings for over 250 disabled children and young people and their families.

Family Action – Wandsworth Young Carers Service (WYCS) to run mobile workshops in three Roehampton primary schools providing support and activities for 20 young carers aged between 5 and 10-years old.

Fuelbanks and Families to provide fuelbank sessions helping families in crisis with vital support in terms of fuel bills, school uniforms and winter coats.

Generate to run a weekly social group for young adults with learning disabilities including life skills workshops.

JAGS Foundation to run a user-led employment project for disadvantaged young women in Merton and Wandsworth

Junction Community Trust to part-fund a volunteer co-ordinator for Wandsworth Foodbank.

Liberty Choir UK to support their weekly choir programme in Wandsworth Prison.

Personal Support Unit to provide support sessions at Wandsworth County Court for disadvantaged people having to represent themselves.

Providence House Youth Club to run a creative activities programme four nights a week teaching new skills and raising aspirations for 100 young people living on the Winstanley Estate.

Society for Horticultural Therapy (Thrive) to offer therapeutic gardening training for adults living with disabilities.

STORM Family Centre to run a training and employability programme for young people not in education or employment.

The Amber Trust to provide music workshops delivered by professional musicians for visually impaired children attending Linden Lodge’s summer school, culminating in an interactive performance.

Theodora Children’s Charity to provide fortnightly visits by two Giggle Doctors to the children’s ward at St George’s Hospital to entertain the children and help take their minds off their treatment.