The annual Haringey Community Expo and awards took place on Thursday 1st of December 2023. The event, which is organised by the Bridge Renewal Trust is a celebration of the outstanding work and achievements of Haringey’s volunteers, community groups, voluntary organisations and schools.

As part of the event, the winner and highly commended candidates for the annual Haringey Giving Funded Project of the Year Award were announced. The awards were presented by Captain Peter Baker RD DL RNR, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Haringey. 

Many of Haringey Giving's funded projects, supporters and partners were in attendance the event and additional funds were raised for our annual Haringey Giving Week campaign.

And the winner is...

Sewn Together receiving their award as winners of the Haringey Giving Funded Project of the Year 2023

Sewn Together are the Haringey Giving Funded Project of the Year Award 2023

The Sewn Together Program, supported by the Haringey Giving fund, was able to offer more services to women from different backgrounds who share a common challenge: living in low-income households and coping with physical or mental health conditions. Many of these women expressed feeling lonely, isolated, and invisible in their situation. The Create Your Lifestyle program provided them with daily opportunities to participate in various activities that enhanced their well-being, skills and confidence. These activities included crafting, light exercise, pampering, and enrichment sessions. One of the highlights was the Lotions and Potions workshops, where a qualified artisan taught the women how to make their own beauty products from kitchen ingredients. The program also helped the women with their CV development and business start-up workshops focusing on green sustainable and environmental opportunities  empowering them to pursue their career goals.

'We are grateful for the funding that enabled us to carry out one aspect of our project successfully. However, we also want to express our appreciation for the additional support and guidance that Haringey Giving Staff provided us. Their expertise and advice helped us to expand and promote the activities we offered to our beneficiaries. We could not have done it without them.'

Sonja Camara, Project Manager - Outreach & Engagement

Sewn Together are proud to report that one of their achievements was the Celebrating Women's History Month, when they hosted Haringey Women's Empowerment Summit Enterprise & Employment For All. This event aimed to inspire and support women with physical or hidden disabilities to explore various opportunities and pathways to achieve their goals. The event featured networking, panel discussions and workshops with 42 participants and seven delivery services that offered guidance and assistance on topics such as enterprise and business start-up, self-employment, disability benefits, health and wellbeing. The event had a positive impact on the participants, who heard from four women with visible or hidden disabilities who shared their stories and challenges, as well as their solutions and strategies to overcome them and pursue their dreams.

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 Highly Commended - Sister System!

Sister System receive the Haringey Giving Funded Project of the Year, Highly Commended

Sister System, Haringey Giving Funded Project of the Year Award 2023 - Highly Commended

With support from Haringey Giving, Sister System provided holistic cost-of-living support to 14 girls from Haringey through their Empowerment programme through peer mentoring, skills workshops, food and hygiene vouchers and physical activity workshops. The programme was co-designed with their beneficiaries to meet short-term, critical wellbeing and safety needs and necessities to ensure that girls’ lives were not further adversely affected by the cost-of-living crisis, whilst building personal socio-emotional resilience and skills to reduce the impact of future shocks they may face.

“The exercise helped my mood, been dealing with family issues and it makes me feel better coming here.”

Sister System Participant

Over the course of the programme Sister System provided 14 girls with a total of:

  • 81 peer to peer mentoring sessions
  • 6 Advice, information, guidance, and mental wellness sessions
  • 107 food and hygiene vouchers
  • 6 self-defence workshops

'We are proud to have rapidly adapted our activities to meet the concerns our girls expressed and were faced with due to the cost-of-living crisis.' Frances Humber, Sister System.

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Sewn Together win the Outstanding Community Organisation of the Year Award!

Sewn Together receiving the Outstanding Community Organisation of the Year Award 2023

Sewn Together receiving the Outstanding Community Organisation of the Year Award 2023

At the end of the event, attendees were invited to vote for the most coveted 'Outstanding Community Organisation of the Year Award 2023', which included all award category winners from this year.

We are delighted that our funded project of the year, Sewn Together were received the award, which was presented by Jess Crowe, Director of Culture, Strategy and Engagement, Haringey Council.

Congratulations Sewn Together!


 And well done to all the Community Impact Awards Winners of 2023!

Haringey Community Impact Awards All Winners

For a full list of all award winners, visit the Bridge Renewal Trust Website

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Haringey Giving is raising funds to enable even more people to improve their lives in our borough during Haringey Giving Week 2023. All donations are being doubled, while funds last. Help us fund more excellent local projects like Sewn Together and Sister System in 2024.

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