The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2022
Can you help us raise £1,125?
The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge is back, bigger and better than ever. We are pleased to announce we have been successful in our application, but we need to raise £1,125 by 11th September to qualify for the next stage of the challenge.
A little bit more about our application:
We have named our application ‘Walk Into a Welcome‘.
COVID-19 has compounded existing issues of deprivation and poverty in Newham. Residents disproportionely faces barriers to opportunity, experiencing a qualification/skills deficit, health inequalities, low income and 52% of children in poverty. 19% of Newham’s population changes yearly, hindering the development of social capital and stable peer support networks. This has been exacerbated by council cuts of £250-million, meaning fewer free activities and community spaces.
We are seeking funds to expand our community hub, a walk-in space providing Newham residents with access to immigration advice, food parcels, digital inclusion support and volunteer-led signposting.
The grant will enable us to expand our provision of community hub activities, allowing us to deepen our engagement with Newham’s most vulnerable residents. It would help us to purchase items and equipment to host activities in our hub that bring people together, reduce isolation and strengthen our community. This includes furniture, equipment, a TV and other resources to create an inclusive space people feel welcomed in.
How you can help:
By becoming a ‘pledger’ and donating to our campaign, you will be helping us to achieve our ambition set out above. It’s really simple to become a pledger – just click the button below.
We understand that times are incredibly tough for everyone at the moment, but if you can donate any amount – no matter how small – we’d be incredibly grateful.