The Small Project A bundle of clothes spilling from a bag with a cuddly mouse looking out over the edge.

The Small Project is a baby clothes library based at Oasis Playspace in Lambeth.

What we do

We give bundles of clothes and other baby items to families who need them. We call ourselves a library because we're a service which people can return to again and again as their babies grow and need larger clothing. Our Thursday morning sessions are also an opportunity for everyone to have a cup of tea, chat and share useful information, for example about children's play sessions in the local area.

The Small Project was started by Linda in 2015 by collecting donations of baby clothes at  home and passing them on to local families in need. She was was nominated as one of the Southbank Centre's 67 Changemakers as part of the Festival of Love. The Small Project is now a small charity and has four trustees; Linda, Chelsey, Hannah and Charlie, and a small group of volunteers led by Andie. 

Our charity aims are

  • To collect and redistribute good quality pre-used baby clothes and equipment to families who need them.
  • To provide an informal, friendly support network to parents and carers.
  • To reduce waste by re-homing unwanted items.

The Small Project and Oasis

The Small Project is an independent charity, generously assisted by Oasis Waterloo who provide us with space to store our donations and support to run the project. In July 2016 we moved The Small Project into the Oasis Playspace in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth park where we hold our Thursday morning (term time) drop-in sessions.

www.oasiswaterloo.org/playspace

Baby banks

The Small Project is one of a growing number of 'baby banks' which collect and redistribute baby and children's items to families who need them. You might want to find out about other baby banks in the UK here.

We’d love you to pop by at one of our Thursday morning sessions.