In March 2021 we submitted our third plan to the Big Local following further consultation with local residents and community groups to find out more about what you wanted. From this we have amended our strategic priorities to meet the needs that are now in the local community:
- Children and families
- Young people
- Older people
- Green and Open Space
- Building Inclusive Communities
Background: The Pimlico Million is a resident-led funding and community development organisation, funded by the Big Local. We have been given one million pounds to spend over ten years to provide community-led projects, support and development.
We started with a two year consultation with a steering group made up of local groups in 2014. The steering group consulted with the local community to identify the changes they wanted to see so we could make the area an even better place to live. We found that most people loved living here but we needed to work with residents to improve outcomes for communities.
We drew up an initial one-year plan identifying five areas: Youth, Families, Gardening and Open Spaces, Training and Older people.
In November 2017 we launched our 2018 – 2020 plan and reported on what we had delivered to date.
In July 2019 at the #MyWestminster Community Award ceremony held at Westminster City Hall Pimlico Million won an award for its Outstanding Contribution to the Local Area – the citation read “this group has helped local people across a number of different projects, to help residents find their voice, reach their potential and make positive change in their neighbourhoods. From a walking football team for the over 50s to delivering projects that encompass children, families and young people, green spaces and social enterprises, this organization’s sole aim is all about growing a community.”
Our win crowned a great summer of activities including the Jo Cox Day in the Square which was enjoyed by a large number of people, as was the high energy afternoon when SouthWest Fest brought the Intergalactic Theatre of Truths and a host of family entertainment to the square. We also supported the local Eid celebrations and gave some money to the Churchill Youth Club for some video equipment.