Mentoring Support

Mentoring Support

Being a volunteer-led organisation we have struggled with organisational development. Lambeth Hubs have been able to fill gaps in our capacity. Working with them has given us 6 months of progress in a matter of weeks!

The Lambeth Hubs Mentoring programme came at the right time for us. It has been delivered at a manageable pace and been specific to our needs. Helping to take away the overwhelm of these tasks that needed doing, having the in-person visits has been key.

The Lambeth Community Hubs Network provides mentoring to other Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations within Lambeth, sharing high-quality practical resources, advice and support.

Support is tailored to the needs of each individual organisation, is provided on a one-to-one basis and is free of charge. Throughout the mentoring period local VCS organisations can expect to receive specialist support from one or more of the Lambeth Hubs Partners depending on their individual requirements.

We generally provide support over a period of 6 months. Some of the areas in which we can help increase capacity include support to develop your polices and procedures around safeguarding, data protection and financial management and practical support around running and managing community buildings. This list is not exhaustive, please contact us if there are other areas of support you need.

To qualify for the Lambeth Hubs mentoring programme, you need to:

Be a Lambeth-based organisation

Offer free services for the community

Be a charity or not-for-profit Invisible text

If you are interested in receiving mentoring support from the Lambeth Community Hubs Network, please get in touch with us. Contact us on info@lambethhubs.com

Find out about the mentoring support offered by our partners

Longfield Hall

Longfield Hall Trust, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, manages Longfield Hall, a Grade II listed building, on behalf of the local community. We offer spaces to perform, rehearse, learn and socialise.

We have expertise in: safeguarding; community engagement; maintaining and enhancing an historic building; putting on professional performances and in managing wedding receptions.

We have mentored a number of smaller organisations and also worked in larger
partnerships.

High Trees

High Trees is a Community Development Trust in Tulse Hill, Lambeth. Originally set up by residents from St. Martins’ Housing estate, today we are a multidisciplinary charity with a dedicated team of 25+ staff. We have experience delivering employment support, adult learning, services for young people, community action, partnership development and community research.

We have a range of free access resources on our website here: https://www.high-trees.org/homepage/resources/

We can offer support to improve policies and processes, including around data protection, safeguarding and financial systems, and practical advice on the management of community buildings (including health and safety processes), business planning, impact measurement and community organising.

Slade Gardens Adventure Playground

Slade Gardens Community Play Association CIO is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing community engagement and well-being through recreational activities and events. We have an Adventure Playground, Edible Community Garden and under 5’s Stay and Play facilities. With extensive experience in organising community programs, managing resources, and fostering collaborations, we offer expertise in mentoring fundraising strategies, volunteer management and event planning and empowering others to thrive in their endeavours.

Stockwell Partnership

Stockwell Partnership is a community development charity that has been working in our neighbourhood for over 25 years. We have experience of partnership working, fundraising, community work, working with parents of early years, and supporting migrant communities. Areas of particular expertise include:

  • Thriving Stockwell – building links and partnerships with the health sector and community organisations to reduce health inequalities.
  • Providing holistic bilingual support including signposting to migrants, particularly those who are Portuguese and Spanish speaking.

We are 336

Lambeth Accord is a registered charity who manage 336 Brixton Road, one of Lambeth’s biggest community centres and London’s largest disability hub.

At 336 we offer: office accommodation; a community conference centre; kitchens; a food hub, gallery and studio in basement. We also house 15 charities and started a Repair Café.

We have expertise in: community engagement, maintenance, insolvency, financial management, managing events and supporting start up disability organisations in their first vital year.