Battersea Alliance

Katherine Low Settlement is an active part of the Battersea Alliance. The Alliance has been formed by the Big Local SW11 (which is an independent, resident-led group that has been awarded £1m over 10 years to invest in projects that improve opportunities for local people and strengthen our community) to help deliver its own strategy of building a stronger, more self-reliant Battersea.

A partnership of six local long-standing, trusted and passionate organisations (Big Local SW11, Caius House, Carney’s Community, Katherine Low Settlement, Providence House, St Peter’s Church). We have deep community roots and social relations that span many generations. We are working together, alongside 30+ other local community delivery partners, to rebuild the social fabric of Battersea.

Over the past year (2020-21) the Battersea Alliance has:

  • Secured £360,000 new funding to support the Alliance and BLSW11 initiatives in Battersea
  • Appointed a worker to deliver Battersea Youth Voice
  • Appointed a Volunteer Coordinator to support groups and organisations in BLSW11 and Battersea with volunteers
  • Successfully hosted Battersea Charities Week 2019
  • Initiated and helped to deliver a £100,000 Emergency Covid-19 Community Support Fund


Download Big Local SW11 and the Battersea Alliance’s Community Needs Assessment report here (published Sept’21).

About Katherine Low Settlement

Katherine Low Settlement is a much-loved, busy charity that has been at the heart of the community in Battersea, south-west London, since 1924.

With a few staff and a lot of volunteers, Katherine Low Settlement runs a range of its own popular community projects including educational courses and wellbeing activities. The charity supports children, young people and their families, older people, refugees and newly arrived communities of all genders, nationalities and religions.

The Katherine Low Settlement building in Battersea High Street, opened in 1924, is used for community activities and events, usually – until the arrival of Covid-19 – by over 500 people a week. Its rooms are available for hire at affordable rates.

Katherine Low Settlement is grateful for the funding received from supporters, trusts and foundations to enable the charity to continue to reduce poverty and isolation and bring Battersea together.


Press contacts

Aaron Barbour
Katherine Low Settlement
Telephone: 020 7223 2845.
Email: [email protected]

High resolution digital images available from Katherine Low Settlement press contacts.


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