We’re part of the Battersea Alliance, who have compiled a short report about what they’ve been up to over the last year 2020/21.
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Background about the Battersea Alliance
The Battersea Alliance has been formed by the Big Local SW11 (which is an independent, resident led group that has been awarded £1m to invest in projects that improve opportunities for local people and strengthen our community) to help delivery its own strategy for the local community.
The Alliance is a partnership with the Big Local SW11, working together with five local long-standing, trusted and passionate organisations, with deep community roots and social relations that span many generations, working together to build a stronger Battersea.
To fulfil its objectives and strategy the Battersea Alliance works in partnership with local community delivery partners. Visit: www.blsw11alliance.org
Battersea Alliance’s work during the pandemic
Since the Alliance’s first strategy was produced in 2019, we have been confronted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has had a disastrous impact on the lives of our communities, leaving in its wake devastating job losses and financial hardship, increases in isolation and the exacerbation of mental health concerns for a significant number of local people.
We reviewed and adjusted our strategy and plan to support more local residents through the crisis. We met weekly on zoom through the first lockdown.
Highlights over the last year include:
- Supported thousands of Battersea residents and community organisations through the pandemic.
- Secured and distributed £100,000 through a Battersea Covid Support Fund, in partnership with BLSW11. 29 community organisations supported over 3,500+ local residents.
- Established ‘Battersea Youth Voice’: a youth-driven community development programme for Battersea.
- Established ‘Battersea Volunteers’: a volunteer development programme for Battersea.
- Held successful in-person events to reconnect local people and organisations after the Pandemic e.g. ‘Celebration of Community Volunteering’ and ‘Battersea Together’ in autumn 2021.
- Co-produced, with BLSW11, a comprehensive evidence-based ‘Community Needs Assessment’ for Battersea.
- Invested £30,000 in BLSW11’s Community & Belonging Forum
Download a copy
Download a copy of the Alliance’s Annual Report here:
Thank you for your support
For more information about the Battersea Alliance and to get involved please contact:
Aaron Barbour Katherine Low Settlement [email protected]
David Stone Big Local SW11 [email protected]