Resources to support the Lambeth voluntary and community sector.

Please have a look at the information below.

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1. Lambeth's voluntary and community sector

Lambeth has an established and diverse network of groups, which serve the wide range of communities in the borough. We have recently commissioned Equinox consultants to carry out research to allow us to better understand the support needs of the sector.

An excellent starting point for information about Lambeth’s communities is the annual State of Borough report.

This tells us the population of the borough is almost a third of a million people. It is one of the most densely populated boroughs in London and has a relatively young age profile.

The report contains demographic, socio-economic and health data, for example, and there’s a lot of information broken down to neighbourhood and ward level.

2. Communication resources

We have a variety of communication resources to help you promote your events and groups, or get your news stories out there into the wider community.

Our communication resources are listed below and include the following:

Love Lambeth news website

We want to fill Love Lambeth with stories from the community, and love to feature guest articles from the many great community organisations and voluntary groups all over Lambeth. If you have a project, event or initiative coming up we’d love to hear about it. Please take a look at our Love Lambeth guest article template for more information and tips.

Please contact the communications teams at communications@lambeth.gov.uk.

Events calendar

Our Lambeth events calendar lists council-run events around Lambeth. We also list a wide variety of groups, meet-ups, classes and workshops run by and on behalf of the Lambeth community.

If you would like your event listed, please contact the communications teams with the full details at communications@lambeth.gov.uk.

Newsletters:

We produce a number of publications which provide regular information to residents:

  • Lambeth Talk - This is our main magazine and is delivered to every household in the borough.
  • Focus On - Local area newsletters
  • theBALANCE, a monthly enewsletter, dedicated to highlighting Council activities and campaigns.

Read our most recent publications

For enquiries about Lambeth Talk or Focus On, please email lambethtalk@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 020 7926 6926.

Social Media:

Twitter The official Twitter account of Lambeth Council. Follow us and tag us in your tweets so we can re-tweet to our followers.

Facebook - The official Facebook of Lambeth Council. Like our page and tag us in your post's so we can share with our followers.

3. Funding and grants

There is funding available for residents of all ages across the whole of the borough.

Find out more about funding and grants managed by London Community Foundation

4. Training and support

Community Southwark has been commissioned by Lambeth Council to provide voluntary and community sector support.

For more information on the support provided by community Southwark please see Community Southwark voluntary and community support

5. Forums and networks

The Lambeth Forum Network (LFN) is a partnership of 12 neighbourhood-based community forums that supports residents and businesses to network with each other and engage with the council to shape local development, regeneration and services.

For more information and to get involved please contact GEvans2@lambeth.gov.uk