Voluntary Action Lewisham is the membership charity working to enhance the lives of Lewisham residents, by providing leadership and support to charities, community groups and social enterprises in the borough. VALs mission is to build a resilient social sector that
RUSS’ first project at Church Grove in Ladywell is a pioneering community-led development in south London. RUSS is working in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham, having secured the site through competitive tender in 2015. Currently at the pre-planning
RUSS has a new leaflet, and we’d be delighted if our members and supporters used it to spread the word about our good work tackling London’s housing crisis. Please download the RUSS flyer here.
This month, RUSS’s Church Grove project has been featured in Lewisham Life and Positive News. As ever, we’re delighted at the interest in our work. Lewisham Life:
Church Grove Residents Group consider the insides of their self-build houses and flats Church Grove Diary – June 2016 – by Kim Sparks, RUSS Volunteer The third evening of the Church Grove series of workshops was a session dedicated to
Co-design process moves forward to consider architectural character Church Grove Diary – June 2016 – by Kim Sparks, RUSS Volunteer On the first evening of June (and a frigid evening it was), RUSS Church Grove residents and the RUSS volunteers
RUSS’s co-design process continues apace, with our Residents Group visiting the Church Grove project site Church Grove Diary – June 2016 by Amanda Gettrup, Residents Group Photos by Martin O’Royan, RUSS Volunteer On Saturday 30th April On Saturday 30th April a 60
Russ volunteers set up and ran our interactive stall at this year’s Hilly Fields Fayre, in order to raise awareness of our charity, enable people to be more involved and to sign up new members to our Community Land Trust.
RUSS’ Community Engagement Team needs your help to plan temporary uses for our recently secured Church Grove site in Ladywell, as well as other engagement work. The team has a community-oriented, grassroots and participatory approach to community engagement. We will be engaging with
There will be a RUSS stall at Hilly Fields Fayre, which is a fun community event on Saturday 18th June, midday to 5pm. We need volunteers to help run the stall and promote RUSS and community-led housing. Jobs include giving