2019/2020 represented another busy year in the life of the charity. Community Southwark also went through a lot of change during this period, with many staff and trustees leaving the charity.

We appreciate the support and dedication of all our staff, trustees, volunteers, funders and supporters during this time.

Towards the end of the financial year we acted swiftly to support the local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and local residents and responded to the covid-19 pandemic. We worked to provide support to organisations still operating and have been a key part of the sector wide response, working in partnership with Southwark Council and the local NHS as part of the ‘Community Hub’ steering group and in bringing providers together and creating a joined up response with appropriate tools to support this response.

2020 saw Black Lives Matter draw more attention to the inequalities that many of our members have been fighting for decades, adding new impetus to our commitment to supporting communities in this struggle.

We hope that our support has been useful to the sector at this very challenging time.

We can look back at this period and what impact we made here, in our 2019/20 Impact Report.