A capacity building project to support the development of a thriving community and voluntary sector in Roehampton. Working directly with people, groups and charities to become more confident, engaged and effective at addressing issues impacting their daily life.
Roehampton is one of the most deprived and isolated areas in the Borough of Wandsworth. It has a growing population that has significantly changed over the years, facing a number of socio-economic challenges.
- only 28% of residents are in full time work compared to the Wandsworth average of 51%
- around 38% of children live in poverty compared to 21% across Wandsworth
- around 61% of the population live in areas that are amongst the 10% most deprived in England.
In 2018 Wandsworth Council produced the Roehampton Community Capacity Report. The findings of this report highlighted the need for capacity building in Roehampton.
As a result we’re thankful to Public Health Wandsworth for funding this project for the next two years.
We believe in an asset based approach and the recognition of skills, talents and resources within the community.
In addition we work in partnership with local services to improve outcomes around health and well-being, economic regeneration, crime and social isolation.
Furthermore by listening and building relationships to form shared values we will help communities to:
- become more informed about what is going on for communities
- create opportunities to utilise their skills, talents and experience
- feel they are heard and involved in a way that works for them
- to gain knowledge and access resources to work together, fund and plan ahead.
How this project can help you
If you are an individual interested in helping your community or part of group, charity or service designed to support the communities of Roehampton here are some things we can help you with:
- form groups
- write constitutions
- achieve charitable status
- develop business strategies
- event management
- nurture community projects
- access funding grants.