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