Nine charities based around Elephant and Castle have been awarded a total of £50,000 from a developer’s community fund.
This year, Lendlease – the company developing Elephant Park – has given grants on the theme of health and wellbeing.
Recipients include mental health arts charity, CoolTan Arts, English for Action, Futures Theatre Company, Hotel Elephant and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service. Youth film-making project Mouth That Roars was also a winner alongside Paxton Green Time Bank – a skill-sharing project, Silverfit – for older people’s physical and mental wellbeing and South London Cares.
Alex Smith, of South London Cares, said: “We’re so chuffed to have the support of Elephant & Castle Community Fund to develop those vital relationships in Elephant & Castle and to continue and expand our various social clubs in the neighbourhood.”
Commenting on this year’s winners, Lendlease’s Project Director for Elephant & Castle, Rob Heasman, said: “I congratulate all those who have been awarded grants, and we are looking forward to to seeing the positive impact these projects will have on the Elephant & Castle area, following in the footsteps of some notable success stories over the last few years.”