As well as delivering core infrastructure to the VCS in Kingston upon Thames, KVA is proud to run the following projects.
Kingston Eco-op is a project based in Kingston upon Thames. It offers supported learning and social activities for vulnerable adults (18+) with learning disabilities and / or mental health issues, and those at risk of social exclusion, living in Kingston and surrounding boroughs. We help our clients, where appropriate, to develop transferable work skills. Clients are encouraged to engage with their local community in a manner best suited to their interests and abilities. See www.kingstoneco-op.org.uk for further information.
From 16 August 2023, the Eco-op are proud to present 'The Larch' - a social club for adults with autism aged 23+ on Wednesdays 6pm-9pm.
Superhighways is a tech support and digital development project, run by and for the voluntary and community sector. Superhighways supports voluntary and community organisations to build their IT capacity, enabling more efficient and effective service delivery in the community. They provide a range of services including technical and strategic support and advice, training, project management and consultancy and support to better capture and communicate impact. See www.superhighways.org.uk for further information.
The Buddy Scheme is a befriending scheme in Kingston that matches volunteers with a "buddy" with a learning disability, or on the Autistic Spectrum. The "buddy pair" then meets on a regular basis to take part in leisure activities together. No prior experience needed.
The Good Food Group brings together community groups, organisations and residents from across Kingston to work towards ‘making healthy, nutritious and delicious food accessible and affordable for all.’ Find out more here.