St Leonard’s Church welcomes more people though its doors thanks to a £73,000 grant from Veolia

A church is now able to welcome even more people through its doors as it has improved access for disabled people and installed new bathroom facilities for them.

Thanks to a grant of £73,000 from waste company Veolia through its Environmental Trust, it has helped the oldest building in Streatham, St Leonard’s Church, welcome more of the community through its doors.

The donation allowed for an update to its facilities including new access ramps and wheelchair friendly toilets, improving the church’s capacity to host community events, without impacting its listed status.

Paul Taylor, executive director for Veolia Trust, said: “Projects that create inclusion are ones we’re always happy to support through The Landfill Communities Fund, and by giving St Leonard’s Church the opportunity to update its accessibility, we’ve helped them to bring more of the community together.

This is one of five projects we’ve supported in Lambeth recently and we hope to help more in the future.” The Veolia Environmental Trust supports community and environmental projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

St Leonard’s Church is one of five projects in Lambeth to be awarded funding over the past 12 months, making £270,000 awarded to not-for-profit groups in the borough in total.

The church is home to a variety of community groups and events so improvements to its facilities was key in ensuring inclusion among all visitors.

To celebrate its recent refurbishments, St Leonard’s Church invited Streatham’s elderly population to its Holiday at Home events last week, only made possible by the redevelopment work.

The church’s improvements will now increase its capacity to provide further volunteering opportunities for both young and old.


Please support your local paper by making a donation

 

 

Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ


Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *