Welcome to the Southwark Charities website; we hope you will discover something that will interest you, after all one of our charities has been in continuous operation for over 400 years.
Southwark has a long history of charitable giving to those in need and we are proud to maintain this record.
WHAT IS SOUTHWARK CHARITIES
Southwark Charities is a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in 2010.
Five old established charities were merged under a scheme of the Charity Commission dated 10th December 2010. The scheme provided for Southwark Charities to administer the merged charity and to act as its trustee.
The oldest charity was founded in 1603 and the most recent in 1985, over 400 years of charitable activity within Southwark.
Today Southwark Charities focuses on five core areas:
- Provision of residential accommodation for older people
- Relief in need for the elderly
- Grant giving
- Educational grants for schools in the area of benefit
- Administrative services to other charities in Southwark