Empowering local people to create, inspire and build stronger communities.
 
Well we’ve had a busy summer out in the community delivering our ‘One Mic, One Life’ Project. Autumn/Winter will see much more activities for local people to get involved.
— Rasheeda Graham, Charity Director

Empower.

We empower local people to create, inspire and build stronger communities together.

 
 

Our Mission

Our mission has always been to empower local people, giving them the tools to work together to resolve issues of common concern and break down any barriers they are faced with. Our ultimate goal is helping them to make stronger communities.

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Our Impact

Last year we supported 440 families throughout Camden. 78% of these families live on estates which fall within 14% of the most deprived in London.

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FAMILIES SUPPORTED

Through our various projects and initiatives, which include helping local people into work, providing 118 people with food parcels from our Mobile Food Bank, providing financial awareness courses and youth services across Camden.

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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SUPPORTED

Our ‘One Mic, One Life’ projects has enabled us to start dialogue with children, young people and the local community around knife and gang crime; as well as being able to deliver fun and exciting workshops, providing positive diversions for young people.

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PEOPLE HELPED INTO WORK

Last year we helped 102 local residents into PAID work, thorough our estate based 1-2-1 Information and Guidance sessions.

Our Programs

We create exciting projects and initiatives for local communities, designed to empower people to come together on issues of common concerns and support them to resolve any problems and barriers they are faced with.  

MOBILE FOOD BANK

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of Tesco bags of help fund and the wonderful local people who voted for us, our young volunteers were able to set up a mobile food bank. Supporting vulnerable families who live on local estates, our young volunteers provide wonderful food parcels to those who really need it.
 

ONE MIC, ONE LIFE

This year we will be focusing on the increasing knife and gang crime in the borough and continuing a dialogue with young people and the community on how we can come together and deter them from crime and its effects.

CHEER & TUMBLING

As part of our ‘One Mic, One Life’ project we have teamed up with London Infinity Elite, who specialise in working with vulnerable girls, delivering cheer, tumbling and dance workshops. They focus on building relationships and team work, as well as getting young girls to think about positive body image and being strong both physically and mentally.
 

Employment & training

Through the use of local community spaces we are able to take Employment and Training direct to the community. This enables us to deliver estate based weekly employment sessions that help local people into work.

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Get Involved

If you’re struggling for money, on a low income, and worrying about how you will feed your family, then we can help. We have weekly employment and training sessions, direct on estates to help you get into work; we run great youth and volunteering projects creating social warriors and a great mobile food bank supporting local families in real need.

Sign Up For a Program

We run fun and exciting programmes designed and developed by local people, helping to create, inspire and build stronger communities.

Volunteer opportunities

Urban Community Projects can only work thanks to the dedication and skills of our wonderful volunteers. 

Make a Donation

Thanks for your interest in donating to our mobile food bank.

JANUARY 2018

I didn’t really get involved in the stockroom, too many girlies in there. But I loved delivering the food parcels to people on my bike. I’d like to think the new mobile food bank was our idea!

Billy Stafford / Read Full Article 

Meet Lexi, she volunteered at our Mobile Food Bank, really making a difference to her local community.

Volunteer with us!

We have lots of volunteering roles across the whole charity and would love you to get involved. Check out our latest roles and sign up now. Our Mobile Food Bank cannot operate without the wonderful food donations from local people and the fantastic commitment from our young volunteers.

So how does it’s work?

We get referrals from several local partner organisations from health centres, to local schools to community centres. Once we receive a referral we contact the client to find out how they want to receive their food parcel. If they are able to collect it from our base at Somers Town Community Centre they are given a collection slot. If they are unable to collect their food parcel and live on one of the local housing estates, we will arrange a delivery date/time and their food will be delivered by one of our wonderful volunteers.
 

What comes in my food parcel?

We provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by people in the local community, Morrison’s supermarket in Chalk Farm and from donation points on Maiden Lane and York Rise Estates. Our food parcels are gifts of love, designed to help you out if you’re in a tight spot.

Can I get additional support?

Absolutely! We have a fantastic team here to provide benefits/debt advice, help in managing your money, a great employment and Training Advisor to help you into work and Training and a fantastic youth programme, providing positive diversions for young people.
 

mobile food bank Wish List - October 2019

  • Tinned/canned fruit and vegetables

  • Dried fruit

  • Pulses and Rice (including wholemeal)

  • Pasta (including wholemeal)

  • Cereals (Sugar free or wholemeal preferred)

  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

  • Lentils, beans and pulses

  • Tea/coffee

  • Fruit juice (Sugar free preferred)

Non Food Items:

  • Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes

  • Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid

  • Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons

  • Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.

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