Bonny Downs Community Association has launched a new project to help Newham recover from the pandemic. If you live or work in Newham, we want to hear from you. To thank you for your time, we’re even offering some rewards and prizes!
10 minute activities – with the chance to win a £50 gift card!
Take our short Online Questionnaire here
Share your personal story online here
Take our questionnaire or share your story online, and share your contact details with us when prompted to enter the prize draw. If you complete both, you’ll receive two entries and double your chances!
Our prize draw will run in January, February and March, with one £50 gift card prize available to win each month. Each monthly prize draw will close at 23.59 on the last day of the month, and we’ll notify the lucky winner of that month’s prize shortly afterwards. You can read our full competition terms and conditions here.
Would you prefer to complete a paper version? Please email us or call Steve on 0203 772 4179.
30-minute activities – receive a £10 gift card for your time!
If you have a little more time to spare, then why not join one of our 30-minute activities and we’ll reward you with a £10 gift card for taking part?
– Join an online focus group with other people from Newham. We’re running twice-weekly sessions as follows:
Tuesdays on Zoom 2.00 – 2.30pm Meeting ID: 990 6054 3806, Passcode Voices
Wednesdays on Zoom 3.30 – 4.00pm Meeting ID: 932 4002 6884, Passcode: Voices2
– Take part in a one-to-one interview with a conversation facilitator online
Please email us to express your interest, and we’ll get back in touch to arrange your interview.
Our prizes and rewards will take the form of Love2shop e-Gift cards which can be exchanged for use at over 30 popular brands!
How your participation will help the community
Voices for Change will help us shape our future services for the community, and empower residents to build a brighter and healthier Newham together.
We invite people of all ages and backgrounds who live or work in Newham to join the conversation and help us build a stronger community together!
Through a series of online and face-to-face activities and conversations, we’re partnering with local people like you to help capture your stories and experiences from the pandemic, share your hopes and priorities for the future. Will you be a Voice for Change in Newham?
Everyone has their own story of how the pandemic has affected their life. Whatever your background or experience, we’d love to hear your stories and your hopes for the future!
Your input will really help us to shape the future of our services and help support Newham’s recovery.Steve Bynon, Project Consultation Co-Ordinator, BDCA
Over coming weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to join a focus group at a range of our regular activities – including our gardening, sports and exercise sessions.
We’ll have hot and cold refreshments and a few treats on offer, to say thank you for your time!
Keep an eye on our social media for details and we hope to see you there!Tonte Lawson, Project Activities Co-Ordinator, BDCA
More about our project
The National Lottery Community Fund is funding our Voices for Change project. It is being co-led by Tonte Lawson as Activities Co-Ordinator and Steve Bynon as Consultation Co-Ordinator, along with a panel of volunteers who are helping to facilitate our conversations with the community.
Chelle Coulton, Chief Executive of Bonny Downs Community Association, says: “Voices for Change will capitalise on our borough’s great community spirit, helping local residents to reconnect with each other through positive health-boosting activities and empowering them to build a brighter future together.
“We are extremely grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund and the government for recognising the great need we have in Newham right now and for partnering with our community so generously to make this possible.”
Funding has been provided by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.