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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Neighbourhood Networking Events update

Last month we held our first very successful in-person networking events for charities and community groups in SE17, SE22 and SE24, in Southwark!

Our plan is to visit each postcode in turn to meet more of our fantastic members to find out what’s going on in each neighbourhood and understand what Community Southwark can do to help.

We started with visiting SE17 The venue for this first event was the St John’s Centre on 64 Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. For our second event we visited SE22+SE24, the venue was Goose Green Centre St John’s on East Dulwich Road, SE22 9AT.

(Feedback from our first session was to provide a hot lunch, so for our second session we arranged a delicious vegan, gluten free meal catered by Afrobbean Kitchen.)

At both events the groups:

  • Met and networked with like-minded individuals over refreshments.
  • Discussed issues and barriers organisations are facing and looked at how we can work together to address this.
  • Listened to taster sessions from various projects Community Southwark is providing, including evaluation and impact as part of our ‘Make your Mark‘ programme
  • Provided with a booklet to record information and contact details of those they networked with.




Overall attendees have said they found it extremely beneficial to have the opportunity to share ideas, collaborate and support one another, and will be following up with organisations they have connected with to build their relationships further.

Feedback from the SE17 event:

Feedback from the SE22+24 event:


When is the next event?

Our next Neighbourhood Networking event is being planned for November time,  we will share the details with you very soon. We plan to cover Southwark parts of SE19, SE21, SE23 & SE26, so if you are aware of any venues that are centrally located please do contact us.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about our neighbourhood networking events, please email: info@communitysouthwark.orgt.

Community Southwark membership

These events are for Community Southwark members based or operating in different areas of Southwark. If you are not currently a member you can sign up for free on our website.

Need Support?

If you need an support or advice for your organisation, please do get in touch: info@communitysouthwark.org