The Kingston Burrowes Community Fund

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Community Fund.

Following the success of our 2018 Community Fund, local community groups and charities have been applying for this year’s share of the £1000 fund and four grants of £250 each have been awarded in the Merton and Kingston areas.

This year, grants have been awarded to the following local community groups:

Sustainable Merton is Merton’s leading environmental charity. They inspire and engage local people and partner organisations to be the solution to the issues affecting the environment locally and globally. The grant will support the funding of a community fridge, providing a vital stop-gap to those living in food poverty in Merton.

Merton Centre for Independent Living, is an organisation run by and for Deaf and Disabled people living within Merton. The grant will help fund their monthly Craftivism and Chat group, and will specifically support the creation of a collaborative piece of art to be exhibited in Merton, promoting the independence and inclusion of Deaf and Disabled people.

Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow supports isolated and vulnerable families through a network of expertly trained volunteers. The grant will fund the running of a weekly Home-Start play and support group in Kingston Town Children’s Centre. This weekly group will provide a supportive environment for families who had not previously accessed mainstream stay and play sessions, increasing parent’s confidence and improving parent and child relationships.

Queen’s Promenade Friends is a local community group which aims to transform a pocket park space along the Thames. Through this group, the local community work together to care for wildlife and the environment, and the allocated grant will specifically fund the restoration of recently discovered Victoria metalwork along the river.

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