The Health and Wellbeing Fund, set-up by our developer Art-Invest Real Estate to provide, with Decathlon, £200,000 of community funding over the next five years, supports local initiatives and organisations to improve the health and general wellbeing of the local community. Last year, our first beneficiary, Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All), opened a new free community gym, striving to close opportunity gaps in access to sports.

In 2022 we also celebrated the launch of our second initiative: supporting the Southwark Park Youth Tennis Club to offer free tennis lessons for children from 7 to 11 years old.

In summer 2022, we sponsored the Rotherhithe Festival where we had the opportunity to speak about our community investment work to date. To learn more about Art-Invest’s investment in the community, read our Community Investment Statement.

Community Investment Statement

Health & Wellbeing Fund 2023

Following the success of the first year of their Health and Wellbeing Fund (the Fund), Art-Invest Real Estate (Art-Invest) and Decathlon UK are pleased to have launched the second year of their fund. The £200,000 5-year Health and Wellbeing Fund was launched in 2022 to provide valuable funding to local community initiatives in Canada Water and Rotherhithe that facilitate and encourage participation in sport and wellbeing activities.

This year saw a significant increase in applicants, where the Fund received numerous applications with the majority of initiatives looking for funding to support women and girls in sports. The 2023 beneficiaries for the Health and Wellbeing Fund are:

  • Southwark Park Association 1869, who are in their second year of the Fund’s support in the creation of the Youth Tennis Club for children aged 7-13 years old. The club provided access to equipment and tennis lessons to introduce tennis to children who have never played before.
  • Millwall Community Trust, who will provide weekly footfall sessions for the community, with a specific focus on girls-only sessions to encourage girls’ participations in football.
  • Southwark Park Cricket, who will provide weekly cricket sessions to encourage women and girls to play cricket with qualified female coaches, a development plan and access to equipment.
  • London Youth Rowing Club, who will be able to continue their Active Row London Programme in Southwark and encourage younger people from under-represented groups to take part.
  • Roosters Boxing Club, who will provide weekly boxing training for children and women in Rotherhithe.
  • The Dockland Settlements, who will have a 5-a-side astroturf pitch at their community centre in Rotherhithe.


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