In 2007, we, the founder directors of Workshop 305 CIC, having worked together for many years, began the process of establishing an independent company to develop and supercede the arts and crafts provision, which at that time was being provided by ourselves under Wandsworth Adult Social Services.

Workshop 305 CIC, (named after the address of the Atheldene Resource Centre at 305 Garratt Lane where the workshops began) would remain dedicated to the arts and crafts and to working with adults with learning disabilities or physical disabilities but would become a social enterprise in the form of a Community Interest Company, (CIC).

The company was registered in May 2009 after initial support from UnLtd, Wandsworth Adult Learning and GLE-OneLondon. A Social Enterprise Investment Fund grant and loan allowed for a complete refurbishment of the new premises on Weir Road and in September 2010, with the essential support of those first students and their families and carers who opted to join us, Workshop 305 CIC opened its doors for business.

Our aim is to focus on high quality workshops that provide a rewarding and challenging environment for students to explore ideas and practices. In addition, as an independent business and a social enterprise we are able to offer a wide range of opportunities which help us to support our core business. As a social enterprise all our profits are used to support the work that we do both in the immediate and the wider local community. 

Sarah Anton, Kim Lodge and Kerry O'Keeffe

Directors - Workshop 305 CIC

 

 

11
Apr
Meet Joe, winner of free evening class sessions that were offered as a prize by Workshop 305 for the fundraising held at the Wimbledon Irish Centre. The fundraising was in aid of the mosaic panel of the four provinces made by students at Workshop 305 that…
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16
Oct
Wimbledon Irish Centre has recently installed this new mosaic wall panel commissioned and donated by Tom MacMillan which depicts the four provinces of Ireland - Connacht, Leinster, Minster and Ulster. The making took place over a number of months with all…
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13
Sep
From 12PM - 4.30PM on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September we are celebrating WANDLE FORTNIGHT and MERTON ARTS FESTIVAL with a weekend of tile making workshops - Come and join us for an afternoon in the pottery - we'll be making tiles using leaves to m…
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