Wellcome Community Action2020-11-02T11:17:47+00:00

Project Description

Each year, Wellcome rolls up its Community Action sleeves to help local projects

Wellcome Community Action is an annual team volunteering campaign created by Wellcome in 2016 to support & establish relationships with grassroots projects local to their London office.

In 2019, Wellcome Community Action ran for its fourth successive year and helped 11 fantastic projects. From painting to gardening to cooking dig into the impact and stories below…

Impact so far

Volunteers recruited
Hours donated
Projects supported

Highlights from last year

Watch this video to review the fantastic projects that were supported last year

Stories from supported projects

( Total 17 )

The Best Construction Material

May 15, 2021 |

There is no “best” construction material. Construction uses a variety of materials chosen for their suitability for the different parts of the specific building. In the example of a house, [...]

Growing Story Garden

July 27, 2019 |

Nestled in the heart of Somers Town the Story Garden has begun to take root. Global Generation's newest meanwhile space has been rising from the hardcore and concrete. With 10 [...]

Wellcome Trust visit to Weedington...

August 13, 2019 |

It was a beautiful sunny day when we started on Tuesday 2nd July, and entering the garden it was clear there was lots to be done. Having gathered we launched [...]

From Sorting Socks to Checking...

August 13, 2019 |

We were delighted to welcome a wonderfully enthusiastic and hard working team from Wellcome as part of their Community Action Summer Season. Little Village is here to make it as [...]

Wellcome Community Action 2018 Impact...

May 29, 2019 |

There were also some awesome stories generated from the participating projects of the Wellcome Community Action Summer Season campaign. Have a read by following the links below: The Food Chain The [...]

Wellcome Community Action 2018 Video

May 29, 2019 |

Wellcome have put together this short video which highlights some of the community give back that their organisation has been involved with this year, including Community Action Summer Season. The [...]

Wellcome Trust Community Project at...

May 29, 2019 |

Over forty people came to help at the Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden from the Wellcome Trust over 3 days at the beginning of July. They achieved a massive amount [...]

Wellcome take local pensioners to...

May 29, 2019 |

The Third Age Project is a popular local older people's charity that challenges the public's attitude towards being old. 6 Wellcome staff took 46 pensioners on a coach trip to [...]

A Wellcome celebration of local...

May 29, 2019 |

The #WellcomeCommunityAction campaign came to a triumphant conclusion on Tuesday with the annual celebration event, which recognised the volunteering exploits of hundreds of Wellcome staff from across the organisation. Prizes [...]

Wellcome lend a helping hand...

May 29, 2019 |

The tenants at Centre 404's Leigh Road project were extremely happy to welcome a team of 17 volunteers form the Wellcome Trust to their home. The Wellcome team worked diligently [...]

Wellcome cook up a storm...

May 29, 2019 |

On the 12th July 15 volunteers took it upon themselves to help The Food Chain to prepare lunch for the public. The Food Chains background can be found here. All volunteers [...]

Wellcome Community Action Day @...

May 29, 2019 |

Project champion Agnes Nilan came along to our kitchen on June 27th for an initial meeting with me and our kitchen manager, Peter. This is the first time a corporate [...]

A much wellcomed makeover of...

May 29, 2019 |

On what was a gloriously sunny afternoon last Thursday, I paid a visit to Centre 404's Leigh Road site to see 17 Wellcome volunteers lending a hand. Leigh Road provides [...]

Wellcome get creative at Poetry...

May 29, 2019 |

As part of the #WellcomeCommunityAction volunteer campaign I made a brief visit to Poetry in Wood, a social enterprise based in Tower Hamlets that provides accredited art and design courses [...]

Wellcome CAW 2017 video

May 14, 2019 |

Wellcome have put together this short video which highlights some of the community give back that their organisation has been involved with this year, including Community Action Week. The projects [...]

The team were fully engaged with our members and gave great advice during the “Tea & Tech” session. They got really stuck into the football game as well and had a great deal of fun with the local footballers. The day was a win-win for both our members and the volunteers.

Supported projects

Social highlights from across the #WellcomeCommunityAction Summer Season