This year - 2017 - we are marking the 350th anniversary of Edmund Walcot's Will in which he left land, the rents from which were to be used for the relief of the local poor of Lambeth. This is how we are celebrating his gift.
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
We commissioned Birmingham University to undertake a qualitative research project using former Walcot Foundation grantees. We'll be reporting on the findings at a launch event. We are excited about this project and will use the findings to review our grantmaking, and we shall share the results with others to shape and inform policy and practice in the area of social mobility.
An event at the newly refurbished and extended Garden Museum was held in June for invited guests - 200 of our our partners, grantees and supporters. The work of some of our grantee organisations was showcased. Guests were 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. In order to provide a physical memorial to our principal benefactor we have been able to fund a new 'Walcot Room' as well as fund educational activities.
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. 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
A new publication to mark the anniversary. Available free, on request.
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 are using various approaches 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 -