Since 2012, the Centre has been operated by the Hill Street Youth and Community Centre charitable organisation (CIO no 1156128). The Charity was set-up specifically to ensure that the valuable community services offered by the Centre, were continued to be provided to all and a strategic trustee committee, was created to apply for funding, raise monies, commission services and to secure partnership working with key agencies.
The Centre, is located within a Tier 1 priority area as defined by he multiple deprivation index characterised by high levels of ill health, crime, low income, low educational achievement and unemployment.
With a dedicated team of trustees and volunteers, alongside the support and funding from national and local charities, the Police Crime Commissioner, local County Councillors and local donations, the CIO has managed to secure funding in excess of £800,000 that allows the Charity to employ a small team to coordinate and manage all the activities that take place within the Centre.
The Centre also generates income through room and venue rental. This is aimed directly at local community groups, and includes such activities as Youth Clubs, Adult Learning, Job Clubs, Sports Clubs, Crisis Support, Career Guidance, Professional Support Agencies and many more.
See 'Our Partners' page for additional information.
Our team of eight trustees, all have significant experience within the commercial or public service sectors, and are ably supported by a small team of volunteers who act as advisors to the management team. We are also guided by an external, independent performance committee who oversee the strategic work of the trustee team.