We believe all space is a community asset.
Manor House Development Trust runs the Redmond Community Centre. We want local people to benefit from using the space and its services, but we also want to use it as an example of best practice for other community centres. We also seek to influence other local spaces, by working with organisations to ensure they provide open, transparent spaces which benefit the community.
Take a look at the local spaces below that we have influenced…
Hidden River Festival
Sponsored by Manor House PACT and the Big Lottery Fund, Finsbury Park was brought alive in September 2013 when 2,000 people came to celebrate 400 years since the new river was built.
The Edge is home to this youth-led, window cleaning social enterprise which we helped to set up.
Woodberry Down training partnership
MHDT owns this CIC, which created pop-up training centres by partnering with Hackney Council to provide disused land for free. This meant we could offer training to local unemployed people for free.
London Wildlife Trust have funding from Greater London Authority to allow residents to use a green space on the Woodberry Down estate. PACT is a partner.
Big Dance Bus
We were one of the partners who hosted the Big Dance Bus in 2012, a dance festival which saw 500 residents attend. It was the first time the Big Dance had come to an estate
We are a partner on the Woodberry Wetlands project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. The project forms plans to improve the biodiversity of the West and East Reservoirs.
Building Lives training academy
This is an award-winning social enterprise that provides apprenticeships to people who face barriers to work in construction. We are proud to have played a pivotal role in securing the training centre premises, which was a disused community centre.
Woodberry Down community garden
Originally funded by the Well London programme, this garden is now run by local residents. We continue to support the Community Garden with advice, funding, volunteers and marketing.