Funding community initiatives in South Westminster
The Living Communities Fund, established by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland in 2014, aims to improve the lives of people living and working in South Westminster by supporting community-building activities.
Through its donations to grass roots community groups and small charities, the Fund aims to improve young people’s skills and employability, increase wellbeing and enhance community cohesion.
Since its inception, the Fund has reached an endowment worth over £1million and distributes grants totalling around £50,000 a year to community groups and programmes in South Westminster. More than 3,000 residents in South Westminster have benefitted directly.
The Fund has amongst other things:
- Provided funding for employability training for young people in Westminster;
- Supported people with dementia;
- Reduced isolation and grown wellbeing by bringing people together with arts-related activities;
- Supported local youth clubs;
- Organised activities for children to spur their development with new experiences;
- Supported marginalised and vulnerable families with family support networks;
- Given leadership training to 13-18 year olds;
- Helped those who have experienced stress, anxiety and low-level depression; and
- Supported mentors to those with disabilities, offering guidance on accessing employment services and providing arts-related activities.