Give Where You Live - our campaign to bring the borough together
K+C is a borough usually associated with affluence and wealth, but it also has areas of severe deprivation and significant inequalities. You may not know the following:
- K+C has the worst rate of school exclusions in London and 1 in 4 children live in poverty
- K+C is in the lowest 20% of Local Authorities for mental health performance and has a huge disparity in life expectancy from street to street
- The unemployment rate in K+C is higher than the London average and since 2020 the number of people claiming in-work benefits, reflecting in-work poverty, has tripled
Give Where You Live is our campaign to bring the community together and raise funds to help our neighbours in need. During June through September we are asking local businesses, schools and residents to get involved, help us raise awareness of our work and much needed funds to support our projects.
Where your donations could go
- £20 could provide year long access to a daily 3-course lunch for a vulnerable resident. Support would also include wraparound support services tackling issues such as addiction, mental health, and housing
- £43 could provide early intervention and support for a child at risk of being excluded from school, enabling them to thrive socially, emotionally and academically
- £70 would offer an individual affected by mental ill-health access to two new social enterprises – a Micro-Bakery and a DIY Project – where they can develop confidence and employability skills
- £90 can provide up to a year of tailored 1-2-1 employment support and advice for individuals struggling to find work. Support includes interview workshops, presentation skills development and mentoring sessions
There are many ways you could support us:
Talk to us: We’d love to hear your ideas on how you can get involved - contact: [email protected] to let us know if you’d like to join the campaign and how we can support you.
Let’s bring our community together, and reach more residents to improve their lives and life chances