What do we do?
Raise the profile of local good causes
Encourage and Inspire people in Lewisham to give what they can
Engage and Mobilise new people in Lewisham to get involved with local good causes
Work together with Lewisham’s communities and organisations
What people have said about us
Working with Lewisham Local for 6 months was a great experience. The team worked collaboratively with voluntary groups and partners in the community to ensure provision of the best contributions that would most benefit the community. The initiative’s approach to working is very inclusive and creative ideas were encouraged and welcomed from all partners and beneficiaries of the voluntary opportunities. The group remain supportive in a way that encourages those involved to build and maintain sustainable relationships and partnerships. Overall I found it a great pleasure to work with Lewisham Local and can really see the difference the initiative makes to the community.
Lewisham Local have created the space and opportunities for the community and individuals to work together on projects that would otherwise would not have got off the ground. Their campaigns have led to lasting relationships between us [Phoenix Community housing] and new volunteers and local organisations – helping us to sustain weekly activities that really make a difference.
Lewisham Local has provided an excellent forum for engaging with the local voluntary sector and public sector employees who directly work with the voluntary sector and on community engagement. Working with Lewisham Local on Giving Tuesday and Student Volunteering Week facilitated contacts with organisations locally who we hadn’t previously been in touch with, and has allowed us to offer new volunteering opportunities to our student body, as well as bring community representatives on to campus to engage with students about working in the third sector. We have also successfully set-up a work placement for a Politics student as a direct result of our engagement with Lewisham Local, and will be exploring how we can build on this in future, looking at creative and innovative ways of engaging our students in the local community.