What is Bold Vision?

Bold Progress — are you with us?

Together we have made incredible progress since last November. We have secured a ten year lease for our space, we have dug out the front half of the area, and we now have a space filled creativity, light and hope where you can buy REAL food and drink a great cappuccino as you share an inspiring, heartening conversation with old friends and new. We have run a football tournament, put on a panto, enjoyed several art shows and social events and are now putting together our plans for a community food growing project – Bold Vision Common Growth under the wing of our newly achieved charitable status.

Our helpful friends

We would never have got this far without the generous support of some key players.

St Catherine’s Church and Parochial Church Council (the Trustees of the Church) have helped us by paying for some of the building related works, and by letting us use the space for a peppercorn rent for the first three years and at a reasonable level for the rest of our lease. They have also helped us understand the history of the community and brought the Anglican Bishop of Southwark along to our opening event. He in turn was so inspired he organised a £3000 donation to the project. They have been excellent partners and we look forward to a continuing relationship both with the church and with the Telegraph Hill Centre.

Lewisham Council: The Mayor of Lewisham fund gave us our first £10,000, so important to getting the building work started and giving us the confidence that we would be able to raise more money. We have also had excellent relationships and received much support and encouragement from our local councillors. More recently we appreciate the Council’s help in securing us the space for our Common Growth community gardening project, again for a peppercorn rent.

Become bolder by…

  • Becoming a Bold Backer or a Bold Buddy. See who has already supported us
  • Volunteering—a lot of the labour has been completed by volunteers – aged from 4 to 70. You don’t need any specialist skills, just a willingness to help. Contact  to add your name to the list.
  • us to join one of the action teams (design, fundraising, social inclusion, communications…)
  • Join our  (lots of people you may know already are in it…)

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