The Mayor’s Civic Award 2021

The Round Chapel Old School Rooms has been awarded the Mayor’s Civic Award in recognition for our work in response to the pandemic and the work that we continue to do to support people in our neighbourhood.

This award is an important reminder of the work we and countless other partners across the community, voluntary, faith and social enterprise sectors do. As the conversation starts to shift to the post-pandemic response, it is vital that here in Hackney we don’t go back to business as usual. The pandemic response showed that we can create effective partnerships and collaborate across the voluntary sector, education and health sectors and the Council in ways that are really intentional and not just in name only. We need to learn from this, so that we can continue to tackle the ongoing challenges many of our resident’s face across our borough with a new spirit of partnership, innovation and radicalism.

Joe Walker from the RCOSR writes:

“We are delighted to accept this award in recognition of the work we have done over the past eighteen months and continue to do. None of this would have been possible without the collective response, commitment and dedication of all of our staff, volunteers, trustees, congregation and partners across the borough, who throughout the pandemic have enabled us keep our doors open and to support people across our neighbourhood, who for a whole range of reasons, needed us most in a time of crisis.”

Margaret Gordon, Lea Bridge Councillor (Hackney):

“The Round Chapel Old School Rooms is a vital community anchor for our local neighbourhood. It is impossible to overstate how vital their work is in supporting vulnerable members of the community during the pandemic”.

Phil Glanville, Mayor of Hackney writes:

“Congratulations! I’m delighted that the Round Chapel, Old School Rooms has won a Mayor’s Civic Award for all of its selfless work to support Hackney’s residents throughout the pandemic and over the years”. 

“The Mayor’s Civic Awards were set up in 2015 to make sure that the unsung heroes of our borough get the recognition and appreciation that they deserve. They were postponed last year due to the pandemic, so this year they will focus on celebrating the individuals and organisations who have demonstrated the best of Hackney’s community spirit over the past two years”. 

Annual Review 2020

2020 was a year that has required a lot from us all: energy, positivity, commitment and tenacity.  It was a year when we had to change and adapt the ways in which we work.  Living through a pandemic has truly shown solidarity, strength and resilience of our community.

This annual review gives an overview of some of what we achieved in the last 12 months.  With enormous thanks to everyone involved.

If you would like to receive a paper copy email info@theroundchapel.org.uk and we’ll pop one round.

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