- Employment and training
- Health and wellbeing
- Digital training
- Older people's services
- Youth services
- Events & activities
Help us to help Londoners reach their full potential.
Four in ten London children are living in poverty – that is, they are living in households with an income less that 60 per cent of the national average.1 We're working to create opportunities that bridge this poverty gap and give genuine hope for the future. You can learn more about our work in this video:
We've achieved amazing results but there’s so much more to do! We urgently need your support so that together we can make London the best it can be. Here’s how you can help.
Our community investment impact
The impact report outlines our achievements in six key areas.
Our social and economic development programme is the biggest of any London housing association, providing a wide range of services. Our community centres collectively provide 300 hours of community-led activities, supported by more than 350 trained volunteers. So far, we have:
- helped more than 4,000 unemployed people back into work
- trained 3,980 young people
- created 161 apprenticeship opportunities for underprivileged young people.
Plus, more than 50,000 people have benefited from our many health and wellbeing programmes.
The difference your gift could make
- £25 will buy a year's worth of books to be delivered monthly to an underprivileged child
- £50 could train a volunteer to provide one-to-one befriending support for an isolated older person
- £500 could buy supplies for healthy cooking and eating sessions.
- £5,000 could build and equip Reading Corners in two community centres, where children and parents could come and enjoy books and play.
- £50,000 would fully cover the costs of our innovative fashion project Threads, which provides vocation skills and a safe space for young girls.
- £500,000 would enable over a thousand children aged 0-5 years old and their parents to take part in our early childhood literacy programme for five years.
Volunteer with us
You can volunteer as an individual or corporation. As a Peabody volunteer, you will become part of an award-winning dedicated team, learning new skills, making new friends and improving the lives of local people. These opportunities are also open to employees of companies that support our work through corporate donations or provide in-kind support to our projects.
Provide apprenticeships or work placements
As a partner in the Evening Standard’s Ladder for London campaign, we are leading a consortium of 19 construction companies to create apprenticeships for under-privileged young people. Our target for this year is to place 250 young people into apprenticeships, and we would greatly appreciate your support.
Choose Peabody as your Charity of the Year
If you choose to support us, we can ensure you’ll receive our full commitment to reaching your goals, and a dedicated team member to help you create a bespoke programme of engagement for your employees and clients, which could include staff volunteering and in-kind support. We also have some fantastic fundraising events that your staff can get involved with – or we can support them to organise their own.
Support a specific project, theme or area
If you have a particular interest in any aspect of our work – such as literacy, employment, the arts, older people, young people, parents or children – we would be delighted to facilitate this. We can also support work in a particular borough as well as help small business start-ups and social enterprises to get off the ground, so there are also opportunities for funding these groups.
We commission and collaborate in academic research to gain a deep understanding of social issues and to help stimulate new ideas and action. For example, our child poverty report (1.19mb) has inspired a ground-breaking new project in Hackney called the Peabody Children’s Community, which provides a comprehensive programme of support for young people from birth to 24.
Give an 'unrestricted' gift
Making a donation with no restrictions enables us to direct your support to wherever the need is greatest. Unrestricted gifts enable us to respond quickly and positively to a diverse range of urgent needs, such as combating gang violence, making sure children aren’t going to school hungry or enabling an older person to afford heating this winter. Donations are always used exclusively for our community work, and we will always be open with you about how your gift is spent, and the difference it makes.
Charity registration no. 271731
We’d love to hear from you – however you'd like to help. We are very open to helping you realise your own vision for change, as well as discussing the ways in which you can have an enormous impact through the programmes we run.
If you would like to be part of the transformation of London and the lives of the people living here please contact us via the form below.
1Figures from the Department of Work and Pensions