Here at Urban Partners, we’re committed to making our neighbourhood a better place to live, work and do business. We are in regular contact with a range of charities from the local area so we can better understand how our local businesses and employees can help them achieve their objectives.
Each month, we spotlight a specific charity, in order to better educate local employees about the work they do. This month we visited the team at Camden Giving.
Name of Charity: Camden Giving
Address: 2 Grafton Yard, Kentish Town, NW5 2ND
“We connect Camden to overcome local inequality. We work with businesses and grassroots charities to help vulnerable people become better connected, happier and healthier. We do this by funding supporting local people with money, skills and awareness raising.”
To make sure that everyone who lives, works and plays here has the best experience of Camden.
They were established in August 2017 and are already working with 24 local projects, varying from homeless shelters to employment supports for NEETs. Camden Giving work with small start-up projects that would struggle to find support without them.
They have secured funding from Argent and HS2 to financially support 50 local projects this year.
Action Youth Boxing Intervention is a free boxing session run by Albert who grew up in Somers Town, one of the most deprived wards in the UK. Albert runs boxing sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays for over 200 young people a year, combining boxing with cognitive behavioural therapy. Camden Giving have supported this project with money to cover costs and pro-bono marketing support to help it become self-sustaining and continue to support young people for years to come.
Camden Giving are fundraising to make Camden safer for young people and to reduce loneliness in the borough. Businesses who wish to provide support should email [email protected]
Individuals who wish to support Camden Giving can do so by visiting: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/camdengiving
Camden Giving is looking for someone with video-production experience to help them record the impact they make.
We match corporate skills with local projects through our project &Team. We know that money alone won’t overcome inequality and we are passionate about connecting skilled professionals with fantastic projects. https://www.camdengiving.org.uk/businesses/