£73,000 donation from Veolia improves access at St Leonard’s

St Leonard’s Church can now welcome more of the Streatham community through its doors thanks to an Environmental Trust donation of £73,000 from Veolia.

The donation has allowed us to update our facilities including new access ramps and wheelchair friendly toilets, improving our capacity to host community events,  without impacting its listed status.

The Veolia Environmental Trust supports community and environmental projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. St Leonard’s Church is one of five projects in Lambeth to be awarded funding over the past 12 months, making £270,000 awarded to not-for-profit groups in the borough in total.

The church is home to a variety of community groups and events so improvements to its facilities was key in ensuring inclusion among all visitors.

Paul Taylor Executive Director for Veolia Trust said: “Projects that create inclusion are ones we’re always happy to support through The Landfill Communities Fund, and by giving St Leonard’s Church the opportunity to update its accessibility we’ve helped them to bring more of the community together. This is one of five projects we’ve supported in Lambeth recently and we hope to help more in the future.”

To celebrate its recent refurbishments, St Leonard’s Church invited Streatham’s elderly population to its ‘Holiday at Home’ events last week, only made possible by the redevelopment work.

Demonstrating the new ramp