Charity of the Year

Charity of the Year 2018 - Little Village

We're very proud to introduce Little Village as our Charity of the Year 2018. 

Little Village provides donated clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of five. Operating in a similar way to foodbanks, they make it as easy as possible for families to help one another, whilst promoting sustainable living. Little Village currently operates in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth and Camden, and in 2018 they will be expanding into Southwark.

"We are truly delighted to be selected as the Centre’s Charity of the Year. We can’t wait to offer our core staff and volunteers the chance to develop their skills and build on the amazing work they already do to help us achieve our mission.”
SP, Chair of Trustees

The charity achieves its mission of helping as many families as they can by collecting great quality items, and getting these items out to local families in need via weekly drop in and outreach sessions. Families are sent to Little Village by an ever-expanding network of referral partners including health visitors, children’s centres, and midwives.

The award

Charities hold a special place in the Centre’s heart as it’s where we started way back in 1996. Since then, we’ve expanded across a range of industries, but supporting charities is still an important part of our daily work. Over 10 years ago we decided that we needed to do something special, something that would make a difference to a small charity that deserves a helping hand.  

The Centre’s Charity of the Year was born.  

Since we made that decision, we’ve helped many charities develop and grow, by naming them as our Charity of the Year and providing them with free training, advice, and online promotion. Past winners include Family Matters, Social Mobility Foundation, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, and The Honeypot Children’s Charity.

The prize

In October each year, we begin accepting applications for our Charity of the Year. Our Learning and Development experts then carefully study each application, and choose a winner. The chosen charity then receives:

  • Up to £7,000 of free training on our Individual training programme (that’s up to 24 days!)
  • A free consultation from our experts
  • Online promotion on our website and social media channels
  • A beautiful (and shiny!) trophy

How to apply

Applications for our 2018 award are now closed. Applications for 2019 will open in October 2018.

 

Previous winners