The Challenge is the UK's leading charity for building a more integrated society. We work on a local level to connect people together across all ages and walks of life. In running our programmes we partner with a wide range of local charities and community organisations to help young people understand what local people are doing to tackle important issues and meet local needs.
Superarts has been our way of life for decades, a way of relating to young people and their families, and a platform for community and fellowship.
The Lord Brock Memorial Trust was set up to preserve Britian's oldest surviving operating theatre for the public benefit. The operating theatre is found in the Herb Garret of St. Thomas's Church. A visit to the Museum is an experience that gives individuals a profound insight into the past, stimulating interest in a whole range of issues about past and present health. Download your Teacher Pack on the website, for all the information you need to plan your visit!
The Mini Cooking Club is a charity that provides educational cooking workshops across London communities. We work with other charities to offer a safe and fun environment to build skills and confidence in the kitchen. Our mission is to spread a love of cooking and encourage understanding of nutrition and healthy food choices, in order to create a more informed, happier, healthier and more sustainable society.
We support thousands of young people from one of the most deprived areas of London. Over 400 young members, from 3-19 come to our Courses to learn, live and love performing arts. Our members can learn drama, singing, musical theatre and dance and progress through performance training pathways, gain real qualifications and important skills which can support their journey into adult life. Those serious about being a performer can audition to be apprentices with the professional team in our famous musical theatre shows!
Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This therapy is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. It is also uses the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical skills that make them more independent and self-reliant.
Founded in 1887, today Time & Talents runs targeted projects working with people with high levels of need such as isolated elderly people and disabled groups, and universal wider activities and events designed to create a strong, resilient, happy, and supportive community. A core part of their work is providing ways for people to connect and share their time and talents, including a wide range of volunteering opportunities, skills-sharing, and opportunities to socialise and connect neighbours to reduce isolation.
The Waterfront Leisure Centre is a fantastic all round sport and leisure facility located in South East London. It boasts a 100 plus station gym with the latest cardiovascular and resistance machines. The new strength gym is now open and has the latest Hammer Strength equipment and is the perfect place for an all round work out.
Wheels for Wellbeing is a South London charity helping people to enjoy cycling regardless of disability, health condition or age.
Youth Education Support Services (Y.E.S.S) is a charity based in Camberwell providing GCE, GCSE and City and Guilds courses for young people up to 25 years of age.
Youth Futures is a youth-led organisation founded by Joseph Duncan and a team of young leaders, youth workers and supporters in January 2012. As other youth centres in the area closed due to a lack of funding, Youth Futures emerged in response to the needs of the young people to have a safe and supportive space to go. We have established a large network of people who are keen to make a difference through their work with young people and the wider community.