Where your money goes Since Oasis was formed back in 1989,we have given away more than £1 million in grants to other charities and those working with people living with HIV or undertaking prevention work. You can support Wandsworth Oasis by bringing things in to the shops for us to sell. You can also donate money to us or support us on our various events and challenges. But what do we do with the money? Our Grants scheme Wandsworth Oasis exists to raise money for others, not for ourselves. We encourage organisations involved with the local community and working in HIV prevention or support to apply for a grant so that we can contribute to helping those in most need. Please check back later this year to find out when our grants programme will reopen. If you are interested, you can find out more info here. Listed below are projects and organisations who received grants through our latest round of funding. The Food Chain £20,000 HIV nutritional support to improve physical and emotional health. This grant will provide vital HIV nutritional support services for people in crisis in the South London boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth. In 2021 The Food Chain supported 67 people living with HIV in these boroughs, along with 35 family members. They provide personalised packages of support which included in 2021 groceries to the value of £17,310. Wandsworth Oasis’s support will contribute directly towards personalized packages of support for people referred to us in South London. With support from this grant, they aim to enable these service users to achieve the following outcomes: Enhanced knowledge in HIV nutrition Improved physical health Emotional health Based on the number of people helped in the last 12 months, this grant would contribute to the support of up to 50 residents living with HIV in the south London boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth. Positive East £10,000 Re:Assure Refugee & Asylum Seeker Women’s Support Group Re:Assure women’s project remains London’s only tailored service for HIV positive women, who have experienced domestic abuse and are survivors of rape, and are all at an increased risk of poor mental health, co-morbidities, non-adherence to anti-retroviral medication and increased abuse. The project aims to support women towards living fuller, healthier and happier lives and to increase their overall wellbeing. This is achieved via an early-action approach that helps us address a participant’s needs, and prevents challenges from mounting up and becoming unmanageable in the long term. Re:Assure is managed by Positive East’s clinical psychologist Joanne McCarthy. Activities include: Individual clinical psychology Empowerment workshops Volunteer opportunities Advocacy work Over the next 12 months 100 women will be involved in our Re:Assure women’s project. NAM £5,000 Produce and broadcast aidsmapCHAT AidsmapCHAT is a live 30-minute discussion, sharing all the latest HIV treatment and prevention developments, and COVID-19 updates, broadcast via social media. Hosted by and featuring guests from the diverse community of people living with and affected by HIV, and those supporting them, each episode is also clipped into shorter segments to share key messages with a wide audience. Since its launch in 2020, and over 4 series, episodes of aidsmapCHAT have been viewed more than half a million times. Series 1: 166,941 Pride special 2020: 13,796 Series 2: 49,407 Series 3: 125,096 (part funded by Wandsworth Oasis) Series 4: 125,756 Special with Winnie Byanyima from UNAIDS: 26,151 The Courtyard Clinic at St George's Hospital £15,000 Continuation of massage service to HIV patients and extend to include reflexology. They will be able to continue to provide their excellent massage service to patients and would also be able to offer reflexology which was highlighted in a recent patient survey as an additional service which patients would like to have and use. Adding a reflexology element, they hope will make the service more accessible and beneficial to those who may find the idea of a whole massage to be too off-putting and intrusive. CliniQ £8,580 HIV prevention and care in the Trans community. This project is part of their holistic wellbeing services. CliniQ Peer Mentors have recently had professional in-depth Peer Mentoring training provided by Garry Brough from Positively UK, a leading HIV organisation. They will continue to engage with Garry Brough at Positively UK. This professional training will make sure their team have the most up to date skills regarding mentoring and supporting clients living with and at risk of acquiring HIV. London LGBT Forums Network £8,800 Rainbow Plaque Project. Focus on someone/something from HIV community They wish to build upon their pilot Rainbow Plaque project (2019-2021), to establish a new London-wide Rainbow Plaque Scheme representing each strand of L, G, B and T. They want to produce four plaques in total - two that are local to Lambeth & Wandsworth where their previous plaque projects have taken place - and two that are London-wide. They will also establish a new consultation framework, website, events programme and community steering group for each plaque project. Riverhouse Trust £25,000 per year for next 3 years Peer lunch provision, foodbank service, activities specific for older HIV community. Deliver peer lunch service for 100+ isolated older individuals each year. Provide their foodbank service for 60+ financially disadvantaged individuals each year. Continue managing the Wandsworth Oasis hardship fund and delivering a grants case work service to 40+ financially disadvantaged individuals each year. Provide social events for 75+ isolated older individuals each year. 40+ older individuals will take part in their walking programme each year.