The Water Lily Project is a Christian charity that is passionate about supporting and empowering women across Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole areas and helping them back to independent living.
Founded in 2011 we are committed to providing practical and emotional support to women in crisis, with a focus on those who are escaping domestic abuse or struggling with mental health issues. We believe that every woman is a valuable and deserving individual who deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Our charity is motivated by a desire to show love, care, and empathy to those in need, and to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for all our beneficiaries.
While we are a Christian charity, we do not promote any specific religious beliefs. Rather, we are inspired by our Christian faith to serve others and to make a positive difference in the world. We are committed to providing support that is respectful of our beneficiaries’ beliefs and backgrounds, and we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates diversity.
We aim to deliver our services through a team of dedicated and trained support workers, who work closely with our beneficiaries to identify their individual needs and provide tailored support. We also offer self-care and development training to empower our beneficiaries to take control of their lives and make positive changes.
In addition to our support services, we run a community cafe primarily staffed by volunteers. This provides a safe and welcoming space for women to connect with each other and the wider community, and to access our services in a relaxed and informal setting.
Our strategy is to continue to expand our services and reach more women in need while maintaining the high standard of care and support that is at the heart of everything we do. We will work closely with our beneficiaries, volunteers, and other stakeholders to ensure that our services remain relevant and effective and that we continue to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.
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Supporting and Empowering Vulnerable Women in Christchurch and the Surrounding Areas
We’ve Raised over £30,000 in the past year to Help Vulnerable Women in Christchurch and the Surrounding Areas
We are so grateful to all of the volunteers, local churches and individuals who have helped us raise this amount of money this year.
Particular thanks goes to the Big Lottery @TNLCommunityFund who awarded us a grant of £10,000, Lloyd’s Bank Foundation who awarded us an Enable grant of £15,000, Dorset Community Foundation who awarded us £2,300 with the help of Comic Relief funding. Co-op who awarded us a grant of £2,145.87 to redecorate our IT Suite.
We could not do, what we do, without your help. THANK YOU!
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If you would like to find out more about The Waterlily Project and/or get involved, please contact us and we will be happy to chat at any time.