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Qualifying begins: 20 June

The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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Wimbledon Foundation

HEALTH & WELLBEING FUND

In 2015, the Wimbledon Foundation launched a Health & Wellbeing Fund designed to support sustainable projects that meet social needs by improving the health and wellbeing of residents in Merton and Wandsworth. Grants of up to £30,000 a year for three years were awarded to eight charities, enabling the Foundation to build strong relationships with these organisations. The total funding from the Wimbledon Foundation into the scheme is £450,000.

Our eight Health & Wellbeing partners are:

Age UK Wandsworth

Age UK Wandsworth will help older people at risk of isolation through their Out and About service. Volunteers will support older people, who lack confidence to go out into the community alone, for example by accompanying them on a trip to the shops or a walk in the park. 

Attic Roots and Shoots

Attic Roots and Shoots is an arts programme designed to support older people, young refugees and asylum seekers, and disadvantaged young people.

The Going For A Song choir tackles social isolation while the touring ‘Ma Kelly’ play raises awareness of safety issues for older residents.

The Many Voices and Leap! workshops aim to help disadvantaged students with their confidence and communication skills.

Home-Start Merton

Home Start Merton’s Plus Project will work with families and schools in East Mitcham to tackle healthy eating and wellbeing issues. Cook and Eat sessions will help parents to prepare and cook healthy meals and the Money for Life programme will cover budgeting, banking, shopping and planning ahead.

Home Start Wandsworth

Home-Start Wandsworth’s Your Health, Your Future project is a home-visiting scheme for vulnerable families with children aged 0-5 years old that need assistance.

Volunteers will help support better family health and wellbeing in the home.

Jigsaw4u

Jigsaw4u, who specialise in supporting children coping with trauma, will run a mentoring scheme for vulnerable Year 6 students aged 10-11 years in significant need of support during transition to secondary school, due to difficult family circumstances.

Leonard Cheshire’s Randall Close Resource Centre

Leonard Cheshire’s Keep Warm, Keep Well project aims to reduce excess winter deaths and tackle social exclusion faced by disabled and older people. Winter Warming sessions will  help those at risk to stay warm in their homes and to better insulate their homes, while Keep Warm packs will provide hats, gloves, soup and where needed heaters and duvets.

Keep Warm, Keep Well is a truly life-saving project and the Wimbledon Foundation’s grant will enable us to reach the most vulnerable disabled and older people who are most at risk

- Christine Ryan, Leonard Chesire Disability

Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) 

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MVSC’s project is designed to support people living with mental health conditions. Peer-support groups and drop-in sessions will inform people about self-help, healthy eating and wellbeing activities.

Share Community

Share Community’s Live Well, Feel Great project is a healthy living programme for adults with learning disabilities and long-term health conditions.  Share Community will deliver a range of bespoke activities including accessible yoga, managing diet and diabetes workshops and provide one-to one support to manage health issues.

“Most of Share’s students are people with learning disabilities who face a lot of health and wellbeing challenges. Funding from the Wimbledon Foundation means we can employ a Healthy Living worker to help people take charge of their own health and wellbring and make healthier food and activity choices

- Annie McDowall, Share Community