Committed to community....
Our mission is to REACH people from all the diverse backgrounds in the West Silvertown community, enabling us to live in harmony and unity. To achieve our mission, we strive to provide excellent services and facilities in order to:
Relieve people in need or suffering hardship
Encourage healthy living
Celebrate the arts and our rich cultural and historic heritage
Help to create a vibrant and sustainable social and physical environment
West Silvertown Village Community Foundation was formed in 1995 as the new development of Britannia Village was being planned. West Silvertown Foundation took over the management of Britannia Village hall in 2007. It works in partnership with various organisations to fund and deliver a comprehensive programme of activities for everyone in our community and is designed to fulfil our objectives
West Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham is named after Samuel Silver who brought his waterproof clothing factory to the area in 1852. The area is bordered by Victoria Dock, North Woolwich Road, the Docklands Light Railway and Thames Barrier Park. As the name suggests, the Park overlooks the river and the Thames Barrier -
In 1994 Peabody Homes begin work on 85 homes at Fort Street, the first new homes in what would later be called Britannia Village as part of the regeneration on land owned by the then London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) and passed on to the London Development Agency (LDA). The following year further land was allocated to the Peabody Trust and East Thames Housing Group and to George Wimpey homes to build 777 private homes and shops.
The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees which includes representatives of local residents, voluntary organisations and local businesses. The committee is also able to co-
West Silvertown Village Community Foundation
Established in 1995 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee
on 16 March 1995 Registered number 3036200
On 28 September 1995 the Foundation was registered as a Charity
Registration number 1049485