THE HISTORY OF WORKSHOP 305
In 2007 founder directors of Workshop 305, Sarah, Kim and Kerry, began working with the idea of setting up an independent company to deliver arts and crafts workshops, which we were, at that time, providing through Wandsworth Social Services.
Workshop 305 CIC, named after 305 Garratt Lane in Wandsworth where the workshops began, is dedicated to the arts and crafts and to working with adults with learning or physical disabilities. We are a social enterprise, set up as a Community Interest Company, with initial support from UnLtd, Wandsworth Adult Learning and GLE-OneLondon, then with grant and loan funding from the Social Enterprise Investment Fund - Workshop 305 opened for business in September 2010.
We have always focused on providing a rewarding and stimulating environment for students to explore ideas and build on their personal, creative and technical skills - this is supported by involvement in exhibitions, commissions and sales both locally and through our website.
The workshops are expanding now as we offer a growing range of evening and weekend classes open to the public and to other groups within the local community. We move into our second decade looking to the future...
As a social enterprise all our profits are used to support the work that we do, both in house and in the wider community. Thanks go to our great team of staff that make all of this happen and to everyone that has supported us over the years.
Sarah Anton, Kim Lodge and Kerry O'Keeffe
Founder Directors - Workshop 305 CIC