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Building Healthier Communities

Funded on Spacehive 10 May 2021 Delivered 16 February 2022

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Building Healthier Communities

Building Healthier Communities

The Purls.UK By The Purls.UK

The Purls.UK serves communities by running regular health projects and workshops.

Hammersmith and Fulham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 10 May 2021!

The Purls.UK bring people together to build friendships and inclusive communities, combating loneliness and isolation and benefiting the street homeless and their pets by donating handmade warm items of clothing and working in partnership with like minded organisations. We currently work with Barons Court Project, The Upper Room W12 and London Network Church. Our plan is to expand our reach and increase community connections to benefit the isolated, lonely, street homeless and their pets. Our members are enabled to increase enterprise skills, improve health, physical, mental and emotional. The Purls.UK improve communities working together, promote opportunities for creativity, improve community cohesion, and support vulnerable people.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver weekly craft workshops and meet ups
  • Organise regular social events for attendees

Why it's a great idea:

Increased connections and friendships for individuals that feel isolated and cut-off from their community. Enabling people experiencing poor health to gather together and find community, doing something very tangible for the street homeless community and their pets. Improved health, confidence and well being.

Steps to get it done:

  • Inviting members of the community to join our friendship group and help us benefit the street homeless and their pets.
  • Partnering with other community groups to deliver the finished items of warm clothing.
  • Start a gardening project to increase health & wellbeing.
  • Start a memory and exercise project for people experiencing dementia
  • Start a film club for lonely and isolated individuals to enjoy.
  • Improved access to digital technology and training for the lonely and isolated

Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

How will the money be spent?Total £7,407

FreelanceProject Coordinator - £3,600 (49%)
Workshop refreshments - £780 (11%)
Volunteer expenses - £624 (8%)
Craft materials - £600 (8%)
Publicity, printing, photocopying, stamps - £600 (8%)
Telephone, internet - £520 (7%)
Travel - £300 (4%)
Sundries & incidentals - £203 (3%)
Other - £180 (2%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

FreelanceProject Coordinator
Workshop refreshments
Volunteer expenses
Craft materials
Publicity, printing, photocopying, stamps
Telephone, internet
Sundries & incidentals
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Gardening Project, 'How to Look After and Grow Your Garden'.
  • Musical Youth Project for people Experiencing Dementia
  • More Arts & Crafts Projects

Total £7,407

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • The Purls.UK love wool and would like donations of wool along with donations of knitting and crocheting equipment. We would also appreciate some tech for some of our members who do not have access to the internet yet.
  • The Purls.UK would like the use of a coach or mini bus for trips in and outside London for our members with mobility issues.

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