We are a local charity organisation based in The South Bermondsey community; our community hub The Big Local Works in Market Place hosts a number a exciting events including training, advice and employment skills course. Our aim is to support our community and inspire and develop local projects and help other organisations grow!
We also offer the chance to hire Big Local Works space in Bermondsey for events run by community groups or other organisations or individuals. Get in touch!
South Bermondsey Partnership stemmed from a new initiative from The National Lottery. They were concerned that the people most in need were not applying for funding and so they afforded the opportunity to local organisations and groups to identify areas of multiple deprivation and to apply for funding on behalf of those communities. There are now 152 Big Locals across the country and we are proud to be one of them.
Our group identified 6 large estates along The Old Kent Road to work with and for 2 years with small amounts of seed funding from The National Lottery we worked mostly with the tenant and resident associations on those sites to help them identify what needed to be done to make their area a better place to live. We aim to work with older people who feel isolated from the community, younger people who need to develop more skills and green open spaces which would benefit the community.