Living Under One Sun is a community organisation and charity based in the heart of Tottenham.
"All equal under one sun"
We actively create welcoming places to share stories, ideas and skills for people to become "can do" communities, embracing and leading positive change to include and benefit all cultures, abilities, ages and Nature - in neighbourhoods and globally.
Why We Are Here
We are here to...
Reduce social isolation · Reduce poverty, poor health and anti-social behaviour · Train, skill up and provide pathways to employment for local people · Promote Nature and environmental sustainability · Have a positive impact on regeneration and placemaking · Promote equality and harmony
Past ProjectsLUOS’s successful ‘can do’ and ‘By the community - For the community’ approach has secured funding and commissions to deliver a wide range of innovative community empowerment projects and services - responding to key community needs and aspirations – including:
Well Park Lane, Home from Hospital, Neighbourhood Connect, Collective Switching, Personal Travel Planning and Blooming Beds and Bees.
In our projects we purposefully recruit, train and support unemployed or underemployed local residents who are paid above the London Living Wage. We also create pathways to employment by training and supporting volunteers.
Stories from the Community
MartinI felt increasingly empowered and invested in my community - I wanted others to experience what I was experiencing. I can say without hesitation the decision to volunteer at Living Under One Sun allotment on a cold and wet January morning was one of the best decisions that I ever made.
DianeThe community allotment is hub of activity, yet an oasis of peace, hidden in Tottenham Hale.[...] There’s a great 'welcome' from LUOS staff, with general support/ instructions on gardening tasks and safety from these and other trained instructors. There are loads of tasks to choose from nothing is compulsory. There’s a real mixture of people, ages, talents and abilities.
LUOS is a multi-award winning charity cited for good practice since 2005
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service2017
Green Flag Community Award2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Shortlist for Best Lottery Project
Since our humble beginnings, we have helped to shape healthier and happier neighbourhoods
Of voluntary work for the Community in 2015-16Read more...
People employed through our projects since 2011Read more...
Residents taught how to cycle for the first time since 2015
Join In! Make New Friends, Build and Share Skills, Shape Your Community!
- 27th May 2019
A welcoming, multi-purpose Community Hub and Cafe for Tottenham.
Our core mission of providing a friendly inviting place to meet neighbours, share skills and ideas, make new friends, have fun, be fit, grow food, show case talents, perform in our festivals and events.
- 28th May 2017
Living Under One Sun Community Allotment is part of the Chelsea Fringe event in TottenhamDuring the program, visitors will be able to have a tour of Living Under One Sun Community allotment site - a beautiful place to grow food, flowers, friends and be more happy!