Making a difference…

“We are enormously grateful to SWSJ and FBP [Friends of Battersea Park] for their grant to the schools. The money was invaluable in providing support for teachers to plan and deliver meaningful curriculum activities for their classes to explore the Park. For many children this was their first school trip in 18 months”  St. Mary’s RC Primary School


Sir Walter St. John’s Educational Charity (SWSJ) have been fundamental in supporting our education work with refugee young people in Wandsworth. 17 years ago they provided the initial seed funding to establish our Love to Learn education programme, and here we are still going strong with SWSJ at our side. Together we have helped thousands of refugee young people get ahead in their education.” Katherine Low Settlement


“SWSJ have been a treasured partner for FAST for over 3 years. Their funding and relational approach to building relationships has been refreshing and vital in helping to support the academic support we have provided young people over the years. This has been instrumental in helping us create an learning environment where young people know they can come to and receive support for academic development as well as exploring their career options.” Kafui Brese CEO of FAST London– a youth charity in Battersea.


“A grant from Sir Walter St. John’s Charity means young Lambeth parents now know there are so many free museums, galleries and places in London that welcome them and their children. One young mother said she’d learned “not to worry about taking my daughter somewhere far by myself, as I can do it!”  and another that “You don’t have to have money to have a good time.”  St. Michael’s Fellowship


“Thanks to the grant from SWSJ we were able to provide tailored educational support to our young carers aged 11-16 years old. The Young Carers Homework Club is a place where young carers can complete their homework in a supportive environment outside the classroom and away from any distractions at home.  A young carer aged 12 reported that the homework club “gave me more of a routine and a place to learn new things”. Carers’ Hub Lambeth