About us

Our mission

Friends of Gipsy Hill is a community group committed to inspiring residents’ involvement and sustainable use of local spaces for community wellbeing

Our values

Wellbeing – Improving community wellbeing, through activity and neighbourliness

Place – Using our local community’s assets, inspiration and potential to create public spaces that improve wellbeing

Resilience – Using our diverse community knowledge, capabilities
and adaptability to drive long term positive change

Inclusive – Welcoming and open to all

Connected – Community involvement, sharing ideas and volunteering

Sustainable – Minimising the impact on our environment, recycling and greening for long term benefit

Our funding

Friends of Gipsy Hill funds bigger projects through grants, supported where necessary by crowdfunding. Crowdfunding, along with sponsorship from local businesses, is also used to fund smaller scale initiatives.

We also deliver project-based activities, like the Village Fete on Long Meadow, Gipsy Hill Christmas Tree and improvements at our community station gardens. Projects are often a mixture of partnership working, grants, local crowdfunding and sponsorship from local businesses.

Our history

The Friends Rejuvenation of Gipsy Hill started following a huge local spacehive crowdfunder that won the support from the Mayor of London as part of Crowndfund London in 2018.

Our committee

Friends of Gipsy Hill is a Constituted Group since 2018. We work on projects in the Gipsy Hill parts of Southwark and Lambeth. To find out more please email us. The current committee is:

Francis Bernstein (co-Chair & co-Treasurer) • Chris Binsted (co-Chair & Secretary) • Nancy Cooper • Daniel Edge • Andy Scholes (co-Treasurer)

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