How we make a difference
A look at the impact of our community programmes over the last twelve months.
Building thriving communities is a priority for us – it’s right there in our mission statement. We’ve allocated over £20m since 1997 to support our residents and create opportunities for people across the capital.
How are we doing?
We've just published a report which sets out our activities and the impact of our community programmes over the past twelve months.
Download our Community Programmes Impact Report (pdf, 2mb)
This 16-page publication focuses on six key areas:
- Employment and training
Over the last year, for example, we have helped 525 people into jobs or apprenticeships.
- Community development
We have 22 community centres and we have helped to establish management committees to run them. We also provide ongoing support to those committees.
We’ve increased the number of active volunteers to 572.
- Young people’s services
We're helping over 200 young people gain nationally recognised accredited awards.
- Pembury children’s community
We've launched a ten-year programme to improve the lives of children and families on the Pembury estate in Hackney, supporting more than 100 young people and 80 parents to date.
- Activate (a health and wellbeing programme funded by the Big Lottery)
We're helping over 10,000 Londoners improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
You can learn a lot more about our work in our community programmes section.