Bromley Mencap's Community Hub

by Jane Barnes in Bromley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 6th April 2017 we successfully raised £20,670 with 101 supporters in 28 days

To develop a community hub in Norman Park offering training & employment opportunities & a range of inclusive activites for disabled people

by Jane Barnes in Bromley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With the additional funding we will equip our three workshops with Information Technology and purchase tools and specialist equipment for the horticulture and bike recycling project. We will also invest in catering facilities to expand the range of products we can offer through the kiosk.

About Us

Bromley Mencap is an award winning, independent charity in the London Borough of Bromley that provides a wide range of services and activities for disabled people of all ages,  their families and carers.  We provide everything from a telephone advice service, childcare facilities, respite and short breaks, leisure and school holiday activities and help in finding and sustaining jobs.

Why do we need your support?

We are developing a community hub at The Lodge in Norman Park to offer training and employment opportunities and a range of inclusive activities for disabled people.  Our community hub will be run as a social enterprise and offer the following:

  • A cafe / kiosk offering snacks, cakes, hot and cold drinks
  • A bike recycling project
  • A horticultural project providing new opportunities to learn gardening skills
  • A showcase for our micro enterprises run by disabled people - card making, photography, cake decoration, dog walking etc.

Bromley Mencap needs to raise capital and revenue funding to support the building work underway to complete this project. 

The cost of the work includes extending the building for two new training rooms, a workshop, a catering facility, refurbishment, security and landscaping.

What are the aims of our project?

The aims are:

  • To provide a community hub offering a range of person centred activities
  • To provide training and real employment opportunities for disabled people
  • To provide opportunities for individuals to gain qualifications to enhance their independence and life chances
  • To incorporate opportunities for disabled people to use the project as a platform to market and sell their skills and services
  • To provide volunteering opportunities for people who can support the project
  • To provide peer support opportunities between disabled and non disabled people to promote inclusion and diversity
  • To work in partnership with different groups, organisations and businesses across Bromley and neighbouring boroughs to develop the project including GPs, Occupational Health, leisure facilities, community groups etc whereby we can support healthy lifestyle programmes

We want to connect with the local community and make this project a success for all involved.

What are the rewards?

It will be a reward in itself to see this run down, dilapidated building transformed into an amazing community hub to benefit the local community.  Your support is extremely important to us and we would be grateful if you could make a pledge to help us make this project a success.  In return for your contribution we will give you a reward. The rewards are listed on the right.

If the rewards don't suit you then maybe you could contribute to our project and just take the pleasure and satisfaction that you will be helping make a huge difference to the local community and disabled people in the area.

Please help us by sharing our project to everyone and anyone you know that may be able to support us.

Thank you on behalf of everyone at Bromley Mencap.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big thank you and a Bromley Mencap pen to show your support

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A big thank you and voucher for free coffee for two at the Community Hub Cafe and Bromley Mencap pen to show your support

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Free coffee for two and a Bromley Mencap pen and mug to show your continued support

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Your name will be on our website as a Funder in recognition of your support for our project plus free coffee for two, a Bromley Mencap mug and pen.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Experience a horticultural or bike recycling workshop for 2 plus free coffee for two and Bromley Mencap mug and pen to show your support

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A plaque with your name will be displayed at the Community Hub to show your amazing support for our project, the opportunity to attend a bike or horticulture workshop for two, a voucher for free coffee for two, and a Bromley Mencap mug and pen

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