Peabody Community Foundation

Peabody Community Foundation

Charity information

Peabody Community Foundation

Peabody Community Foundation is a registered charity and leading community development organisation providing services across London.

Part of the Peabody group, we deliver a wide range of social interventions to help tackle disadvantage and isolation amongst our residents and surrounding communities across London through employment and training, youth services and community development.

Founded 1976

  • Mission statement

    Peabody was founded in 1862 by the American banker, diplomat and philanthropist George Peabody, who wanted to "ameliorate the condition of the poor and needy in this great metropolis".

    Our mission is as vibrant today as it was in 1862. We want to make London a city of opportunity for all by ensuring as many people as possible have:

    - A good home...
    A place that is safe, warm, clean, light, well-maintained – somewhere that evokes personal pride.

    - A real sense of purpose...
    This means regular endeavour – whether that is work, learning, caring for others, personal development or volunteering. Doing something that people look forward to because it makes them feel valued.

    - A strong feeling of belonging…
    Belongingness grows from active involvement in the neighbourhood and the spirit of togetherness and friendliness that goes along with that.

    In addition we have developed an ambitious vision which sets out our strategy for creating the best possible places for people living in our homes. It includes the core principles of:

    - providing a place where people feel they belong;
    - where people have homes that meet their needs; and are suitable for the changing circumstances of life;
    - the landlord’s service is tailored to the individual;
    - a place where no child is living in poverty;
    - a place where all residents are supported in their daily lives and in their longer-term aspirations;
    - where residents are part of the wider, local area;
    - a sustainable environment;

  • Aims

    Peabody Community Foundation aims to:

    • We want to make London a city of opportunity for all by ensuring as many people as possible have: - A good home; - A real sense of purpose; and - A real feeling of belonging.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1976

    Registered Charity Number: 271731

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 900

    Part time staff: 91

    Volunteers: 435

    Phone number: 020 3828 3751

    Address: 45 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7JB

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