WSF works with a number of local organisations who help us to fulfil our vision. On this page you can find out more about some of friends, neighbours and partners.
Established in 2002, The Ascension Community Trust is a charity based in Custom House. It provides grassroots projects to cover gaps in mainstream provision, particularly for the young, the elderly, and the marginalised. Its projects include the Garden Community Café which works in innovative ways to bring the community together; provision for local young people through after school, football training and summer scheme programmes; and a well-established twice weekly elder programme.
BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been seeking to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of local people in Newham since 1998. Based in East Ham, it delivers targeted projects in the areas of Sports, Youth, Children & Families, Food, Elders and Poverty Response. WSF enjoys close links with BDCA through the sharing of certain resources and best practice.
Bridges Community Project
Bridges Community Project is a registered charity, committed to the people and area of the Royal Docks. Set up by Royal Docks Community Church as a way of bringing local people together, the charity is managed by a board of local trustees who can regularly be found working on, and giving time to, projects in and around Britannia Village Hall. Bridges is responsible for delivering a number of the activities at the hall, including English classes, parent and toddler groups, a uniform bank and craft group.
Britannia Education Trust was established as a Multi-Academy Trust in June 2017, currently including Britannia Village Primary School and Royal Wharf Primary, a new primary school which opened in September 2019. Both schools share a strong community ethos and work in partnership with WSF.
Oasis Academy Silvertown serves 11-16 year olds in the heart of the Royal Docklands, London. It is a co-educational, all-inclusive secondary school dedicated to transforming lives and learning. Previously located on WSF premises, the school continues to work in partnership with WSF.
Royal Wharf is a is a new residential and commercial development located near the Thames Barrier. The development continues the regeneration of areas of east London, with the creation of a significant new community on the north bank of the River Thames. WSF also manages the Community Dock, the new community centre for the Royal Wharf development.
Tint Town Day Nursery shares our Britannia Village Hall building and provides high quality, affordable daycare in the West Silvertown area. Rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, it provides children from 6 months to 5 years with a safe, caring and stimulating environment in a homely setting, encouraging physical, emotional, intellectual and social wellbeing and development.
Vibrant Minds after school club
Vibrant Minds after school club also shares our building and provides an OFSTED registered, safe and stimulating environment where children aged 5-11 years old can play, have fun and learn while being cared for by qualified and experienced staff.
We are also grateful to many organisations for their valuable support of our charity. These include:
Based in East London, East End Community Foundation (EECF) is dedicated to increasing opportunities for people living in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and the City of London and is a key funding partner of WSF. For 25 years, EECF has been giving grants to the most effective local charities making a huge difference at grassroots level and delivering programmes which directly support the vulnerable.
The Jack Petchey Foundation is a valued supporter of our work at WSF. It was set up to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex by providing exciting projects and programmes for them to get involved in. It also recognises the outstanding achievements of today’s young people by awarding them for their hard work and positive impact in their community.
Situated in the London Borough of Newham, WSF works closely in partnership with Newham Council in pursuit of shared aims for the residents of Newham. We are particularly excited by the fresh emphasis the borough is placing on resident involvement, community wealth building and social integration, an agenda that fits perfectly with our vision of a vibrant, integrated community where ambitions are realised and friendships thrive.
The Royal Docks Trust was established as a charity in March 1995 and is a valued supporter of our work at WSF, in particular through the funding of our youth provision for many years. Its purpose is to provide community benefits to the Docklands part of Newham between the A13 and the River Thames.