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Camden Community Centres' Consortium - C4

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The Consortium - C4

17 organisations coming together to make a difference to our communities

Ideas & innovation

Delivering services and activities for all our communities together, based on their needs

Equality & diversity

Making sure everyone is included, nobody gets left behind. Together we are stronger

Sustainability

Working together, sharing resources, ideas and a shared vision to grow and prosper

About us

Camden Community Centres' Consortium - C4 improves the living conditions and the mental and physical well-being of people in Camden by galvanising private, public and voluntary sector support to provide services and facilities.

As a consortium we provide:

Local support – 17 centres located at the heart of the community.
Local people – more than 25,000 people access our support every week.
Local impact – we tackle poverty, inequality, unemployment, ill-health, disadvantage and social isolation.

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Working together

C4 promotes

Partnership working
Ensuring equality
Friendly Support
Innovative thinking
Embracing diversity
Celebrating cultures
Tackling isolation
Promoting health & well-being
Valuing young people

Camden Community Centres Consortium - C4

Our Community Organisation Members

Abbey Community Centre

Abbey Community Centre is a vibrant, inclusive and thriving community centre in Kilburn offering a range of activities, classes and groups. The centre exists to improve the quality of life for local people by offering excellent services which provide a range of educational, recreational, cultural and social opportunities. Visit...

Bengali Workers’ Association

Bengali Workers’ Association Since 1990 the Association has been based in a multi purpose building called the Surma Community Centre which has been a focal point of the Bangladeshi community and a venue for a wide range of social, cultural and community events. BWA strongly believes in supporting and...

Calthorpe Project

Calthorpe Project The Calthorpe inner city community garden and centre exists to improve the physical and emotional well-being of those who live, work or study in Camden and surrounding areas. We achieve our mission through three core objectives and all our activities and services are designed to support these...

Castlehaven Community Centre

Castlehaven Community Centre Castlehaven is a high profile, vibrant community association that continues to develop and respond to the needs of local residents. Castlehaven opened for business in August 1986. Since then it has gone from strength to strength; now the proud lessees of a four acre community campus...

Dragon Hall Trust

Dragon Hall Trust Dragon Hall Trust is a forward thinking charitable organisation supporting young people, residents, business and community groups in Covent Garden and Holborn. Dragon Hall Tech Hub has been created to ensure children & young people get the chance to play, explore and develop with groundbreaking technologies,...

Holborn Community Association

Holborn Community Association Our overarching vision is for a thriving and vibrant local community in Holborn. • Our mission is to respond to local needs • Our aim is for everyone to be able to participate fully in their local community. • We work to empower the whole community...

Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre

Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre Hopscotch’s mission is to enable Asian women to actively participate in society and make informed decisions that enable them to achieve their aspirations. We will do this by providing support services to Asian women and their families, raising their awareness of important issues, enhancing opportunity...

Kentish Town City Farm

Kentish Town City Farm Kentish Town City Farm is a community charity that helps city people connect with animals, nature and the environment. The farm is situated on a four-acre site, alongside two railway lines in the inner London Borough of Camden. There are over 50 animals, with pasture...

Kentish Town Community Centre

Kentish Town Community Centre Kentish Town Community Centre has been open for over 12 years, providing activities, events, advice and support for the local community. We are an independent non-profit organisation working to improve health inequalities, reduce social isolation and financial insecurity for local residents. KTCC runs three core...

KCBNA

Kings Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association KCBNA improves the quality of life for local residents. Staff and volunteers do this through the provision of a wide range of activities which KCBNA delivers from three community centers and on an outreach basis. The organisation has a ‘cradle to grave’ philosophy and...

Kingsgate Community Centre

Kingsgate Community Centre Kingsgate Community Association is a registered charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. It was initially set up in 1982 by a group of local people who wished to establish a community centre in what was then a derelict building, in a common effort to provide...

Maiden Lane Community Centre

Maiden Lane Community Centre Maiden Lane is a vibrant community centre in Camden. Our users come from Maiden Lane, Agar Grove and St. Pancras Way Estates, Elm Village and Camden Square and some activities attract users from across Camden. The Centre provides services and activities for everyone in our...

QCCA

Queen’s Crescent Community Association QCCA Mission – “To work in partnership to foster social cohesion, challenge disadvantage, improve quality of life and the standard of living for all our members” QCCA Vision – “QCCA is recognised as a quality services provider, responsive to local needs, empowering local people and...

Sidings Community Centre

Sidings Community Centre Sidings Community Centre, which opened in May 1983, celebrates 30 years of providing services primarily for the local community in the wider area around West Hampstead and North Kilburn. We are proud to be one of Camden’s funded community centres, and offer a range of services...

Somers Town Community Centre

Somers Town Community Centre Community Cafe offering freshly cooked food at affordable prices 8.30am to 3.30pm. Youth Club Wed evenings 3.30-9pm for 11-19yrs, 18 place community nursery (on site), extensive under fives Sure Start funded programme of activities, 6 ESOL classes, non-contact boxing class Mon 4-5pm for 5-11 yrs,...

St Pancras Community Association

St Pancras Community Association St Pancras Community Association (SPCA) is a local charity that promotes community activity in London’s busy St Pancras and Somers Town area. SPCA bring local community groups together and coordinate shared activities, sports facilities and premises that can be used for meeting rooms and offices....

Swiss Cottage Community Centre

Swiss Cottage Community Centre Community centre with activities and support for the over 60s including social club and exercise, a dedicated play area for under 5’s, language classes including ESOL, a range of holistic therapies, room hire, from small meeting rooms to our main hall and a community cafe...

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Executive Team

Kevin Taylor

CEO

Kevin has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors and in establishing, growing and supporting consortium working.

Nicole Furre

Chair of C4.

Nicole has a background in the arts and digital media. She is the director of Dragon Hall Trust in Covent Garden, Covent Garden Community Centre & Soapbox Islington.

Gus Alston

Vice-Chair C4

Gus has worked in the charity sector in Camden for most of his adult life, and has a great deal of experience around outdoor education, children & young people, and disabilities. He is the Director of Kentish Town City Farm

Foyezur Miah

Treasurer

Foyezur is the treasurer of C4 and CEO of Queens Crescent Community Association. Foyezur has led the growth of QCCA, from an annual turnover of £280,000 and a team of 5 staff in a single site, to currently generating over £1m, employing over 60 staff, over 5 different facilities.

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C4 Consortium History

Forming the consortium

2014

A few community organisations in Camden with the support of the communities team at Camden Council started discussions on the formation of a consortium.

Beginnings

2014

Work was put into getting the constitution up and running, creating the objects, aims and vision and initialising the legal proceedings

First contract

2015

C4 bids and wins the contract to deliver Camden Community Connectors, a project to help reduce isolation in older people

CEO appointed

April 2017

With funding support from LB Camden C4 appoints new CEO, Kevin Taylor

New website launched

October 2017

New responsive website launched - with expertise from C4 member Dragon Hall Trust

New head office

Coming soon

Office space in negotiation

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