Community Connections Fund projects in and around Brixton

'You are You!' 

Organisation: St Vincent’s Brixton 

Ward: Brixton Windrush 

Location: St Vincent’s Brixton 

Summary: St Vincent’s Brixton currently delivers creative programmes designed to support individual and group development through facilitated creative arts programmes. The grant will support the ‘You are You!’ programme which will provide drama, arts, and crafting sessions for two years during term time for young people aged 11-16 who may have missed significant formal, informal, and recreational activities during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Through this project St Vincent’s Brixton aims to provide a youth club environment where young people can have ‘fun, rediscover their sense of worth, voices and new abilities.’ 


A New Community Building for Papa's Park. 

Organisation: Papa’s Park   

Ward: Brixton North   

Location: Papa’s Park, Pulross Road   

Summary:  Papa’s Park is working to rebuild Papa’s Park’s community building, a resource housing a hall, café, and toilets to provide an amenity for the local community. The project aims to create a safe and welcoming space where people from diverse backgrounds mix and play together, fostering new relationships and strengthening community cohesion. It will continue to support existing groups through affordable hall rentals and expand its offering to accommodate more diverse activities that address local needs. The building will also support local entrepreneurs by providing spaces for exercise and dance classes, rehearsal areas, baby classes, and other similar initiatives. The generated revenue will be reinvested to maintain and improve the playground, sports pitch and biodiversity by expanding the community garden. Papa’s Park aims to create a low-carbon, environmentally friendly building, with solar panels, passive cooling and responsibly sourced materials.


Wheeled Connections

Organisation: Wheels for Wellbeing

Ward: Brixton North 

Location: 336 Brixton Road

Summary: Wheels for Wellbeing will employ a Community Engagement Officer who will promote inclusive cycling opportunities which offer the mental and physical benefits of gentle exercise outdoors in a safe and relaxed environment where people can socialise and make friends.  The project will proactively engage older people, Disabled people and people with long term health conditions (including people with Visual Impairments and Deaf people) who wish to become more active and better connected by linking with partners across the Borough.  Wheels for Wellbeing offers weekly inclusive cycling hub sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome, Croydon Arena and the Ladywell Centre, alongside led rides in parks and quiet roads and bespoke sessions at the premises of partner organisations whose participants are unable to access their hubs.