Emmaus Greenwich awarded Welcoming Spaces grant

Emmaus Greenwich is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our funding application to Greenwich Borough Council’s Welcoming Spaces scheme. 

As part of our solidarity programme, the £9,538 grant will be used to set up a #solidaritypoint at 2 venues – welcoming and warm spaces for those who need it. Through this scheme, we aim to help alleviate poverty, isolation and loneliness in Woolwich. 

From December 2023, Emmaus Greenwich will offer weekly drop-in sessions. With access to free internet, power supply to charge devices, hot food and refreshments and support with digital skills across two venues:  

Mondays from 3pm-6pm at Woolwich Service Users Project - 107 Brookhill Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 6BJ.  

Thursdays from 6pm-8pm at Woolwich Common Community Centre - 17 Leslie Smith Square, SE18 4DW. 

Woolwich Common Community Centre is a bright and spacious space with good ventilation, which can accommodate over 25 people at any given time. Woolwich Service Users Project can accommodate up to 60. 

The digital skills support that we offer will include support with contacting the Council or Department for Work and Pensions via the internet. 

Darek Karwacki, Solidarity Development Manager at Emmaus Greenwich stated: “The aim of our #solidaritypoint is to help people as early as possible, offer resources and guidance to individuals before their challenges escalate, and promote a sense of solidarity and collaboration within the local community.” 

If anyone you know could benefit, please let them know about these services. You can email us at [email protected] if you need more information.