2018 Small Community Grants Fund

The Ravensbourne Rotary club has raised over £11,300 over the Xmas period – and had a great time giving it away!


Various donations to 15 fantastic large and small Lewisham and Bromley based organisations were made from the Ravensbourne Rotary club’s Small Community Grants Fund presentation evening

From a whopping £6000 donation to St Christopher’s Hospice to more modest donations from £300-£500 for local organizations doing great work in the Lewisham and Bromley boroughs

From waders for Lewisham Green Gym, Bedding for Bromley Brighter Beginnings , art materials to memory books to dance and cycling  lessons for the disabled delivered by Wheels for Wellbeing, Literacy lessons from Turn Around and Tents for the Guides a whole range of diverse imaginative ways of using these grants , many fantastic projects – Benefiting over  1250 local people.

It was a great evening on several levels it enabled The Ravensbourne Club to recognize and reward people who are making a difference locally  It was good for Organizations to network in an informal way with likeminded  colleagues, it helped raise the public profile of the club. In fact it was a perfect example of Rotary in Action.







VSL Voluntary Services Lewisham Christmas Project 2018




Jusb: A youth charity in Bromley providing activities for young people, between 10 years and 23 years, during term and holiday periods :



Natures Gym Lewisham : - Improving fitness, minds and local wildlife for all to enjoy:



Age Exchange : For over 30 years, Age Exchange has developed new ways of working to reduce loneliness and isolation.



Cruse Bereavement Care : Cruse has been in Bexley since 1984 and in Bromley since 2011, and provides free bereavement support and counselling to anyone living in the area:



Magpie Dance: Is the UK’s leading dance charity for people with learning disabilities.



Lewisham Young Carers Project:Young carers holiday club.



Wheels for Wellbeing: Removing barriers to cycling. Wheels for Wellbeing is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits ...



Turn around : Turn Around is a volunteer based charity project with a proven track record of providing effective one-to-one numeracy, literacy and English language support to adults and children.




18th Bromley Guides

empower nearly half a million girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. We’ve been doing that through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years



Linking Lives Crofton Park Befriending Scheme:




Bromley Brighter Beginnings: to provide essential baby, child or household items to local families in financial hardship



Men in Sheds: They're community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often like those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together



Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group: Shaping a future where all children survive and live happy, healthy and independent lives.



St Christopher’s:  More than just a hospice




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Post-Covid we have changed many things – the frequency and type of meetings – with more emphasis on volunteering, fun, fellowship and getting more involved with local issues


The latest news from Ravensbourne RC


Our biggest fund raiser is our annual Xmas collection


This fund is raised from our Xmas collections both from around the streets with our Santa sleigh and static collections at Sainsburys in Sydenham and Homebase in Bellingham – as It is collected locally we aim to also distribute it locally in the boroughs


Ravensbourne Rotary Club are organizing and coordinating the Bromley Area collections for the first time this year The money collected at this time of year goes to providing help and support to serving and ex-Service men and women and their dependents


The Ravensbourne Rotary club has raised over £11,300 over the Xmas period – and had a great time giving it away!


The Community Grants fund where smaller grant to a number of organizations where £300 - £500 will really help out.


Carers UK provides a range of information and support for unpaid carers including


Between October and December 2020, the 8 Rotary Clubs in the London Borough of Bromley worked together to offer free new online learning opportunities to local people in Bromley who were unemployed or who felt at risk of unemployment


Information regarding Rotary and how YOU can become a member.


The Origins of the Ravensbourne Club