HOW WE ARE MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY YEAR
HOW YOU CAN HELP IN OUR WORK
Tell those who might benefit from our grants about us
Volunteer your skills
Follow Mr Walcot's example:
Make a one-off gift online
Make a gift in your Will
Make an impact with corporate giving by helping London's young poor. We can channel your donations giving you access to our knowledge, assessment skills and impact reporting. And we don't take any fees: every penny you give reaches projects and beneficiaries. Contact Grants Manager Daniel Chapman 020 7735 1925
RESEARCH PROJECT: PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY
The Governors have commissioned Birmingham University to undertake a qualitative research project using former Walcot Foundation grantees. In the autumn of 2017 there will be an event to launch and publicise the findings. We are excited about this project and will use the findings to review our grantmaking, as well as share the results with other parties.
In early summer 2017 we shall be holding an evening event at the newly refurbished and extended Garden Museum. The work of some of our grantee organisations will be showcased. Guests will be able to tour the newly opened museum.
EDMUND WALCOT'S ROOM AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM
The Walcot Charity (as it then was) was administered for several centuries from the parish church of St Mary Lambeth - now the Garden Museum (and decommissioned as a church). In order to provide a physical memorial to our principal benefactor we have been able to fund a new 'Walcot Room'.
EVALUATION OF THE STEP-UP PROGRAMME
With the Trust for London we have been funding pilot programmes aimed to identifying ways in which those caught up in 'in-work' poverty can be helped to improve their circumstances and income. During 2017 we shall be reporting on what we have found and how any successful strategies can be rolled out.
ANNIVERSARY PUBLICATION: MR WALCOT'S GIFT TO THE PEOPLE OF LAMBETH
During the year we shall launch a new publication to mark the anniversary. We shall make this freely available.
Although many people in and around Lambeth know of the Foundation and its principal benefactor Edmund Walcot, many don't. During the anniversary year we aim to raise awareness of our work, especially amongst those who may benefit from our grants.
EXTENDING OUR WORK
In order to extend the reach of our work we invite others to give money. We do not deduct any element to meet our running costs. This means that 100% of what is given reaches those who need it. This is likely to be of interest to -