Community Southwark is facilitating the development of 'Southwark Giving' – a place-based giving scheme for Southwark.
People have a natural affinity with their local working and living environment and the giving movement capitalise on this local interest by offering easy-access opportunities for people to invest in their community in whatever way they want or can: by giving time, skills and/or money.
We strongly feel that, given the Southwark landscape and demographics, there's great scope to drive additional support to the borough outside of traditional funding sources.
Our needs reasearch has shown us that in Southwark we have a thriving business and voluntary sector who currently invest in local communities through Corporate Responsibility programmes and outreach work. Yet there are still great inequalities, impacting on the health and wellbeing of our communities that need targeted support to change.
What's our vision and mission?
Our vision is of a Southwark where all people have the opportunity to live fulfilled lives.
Our mission is to unite Southwark to tackle local disadvantage. We will do this by:
Working in partnership with different sectors to invest in effective solutions for local needs
Creating opportunities for everyone to give what they can; time, skills and/or money
Raising awareness about local needs to bring the community together
Southwark Giving now has a website!
We’ve created a Southwark Giving website, take a look at it here to find out more and see how you can get involved. We’ll be developing the website as we go with all our Southwark Giving news and updates so do keep an eye on it!