Lower Green Community CIO

Lower Green Community CIO

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Women

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The Lower Green Community CIO manage the Lower Green Community Centre. As well as providing a venue for user groups and individuals to hire, the CIO runs the Beehive Cafe and Support Hub at the Centre.

The Hub provides a warm and friendly place for Lower Green residents to meet socially and to access specialist support and advice, where needed. Whether they just want a cup of tea and a chat or are struggling with debt, mental health, or other issues, we provide a place to go when things are tough. By offering people practical support and a listening ear early on, we aim to prevent problems from escalating to a crisis.

Activities

Many of our projects centre around food - bridging the gap between food waste and food poverty by redistributing surplus supermarket and home-grown produce for local families through our Community Fridge and Surplus Trolley. 

We also focus on supporting local families many of whom are single parents. We are a distribution point for Stripey Stork who provide children’s clothing, toys and essential items for babies and children and we host the Elmbridge BriteBox team who distribute meal boxes via the local schools for parents to cook with their children.

We have a small community garden and encourage people to get involved especially if there are suffering with mental health and other issues.

We also host friendship lunches and teas for the over 60s and encourage parents to get together to support each other especially those with children with SEN.

Current opportunities

Surrey, KT10 8AU

We run a Community Centre in a low income area of Esher. We develop projects to meet the needs of local people. We are seeking additional trustees...

Previous placements

  • Trustees to help grow a small grass roots community charity