Urban Partnership Group – Invest @ Masbro

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Service description

Hammersmith and Fulham Council funds Urban Partnership Group to run the Masbro Community Centre offering the following activities:

  • space for local groups in the areas of education; arts and crafts; health and well-being; and social and recreational.
  • volunteering opportunities for local people
  • DBS service for local organisations

Funded until

31 March 2021   

Annual funding level

£50,000

In the past year....

  • There were 47,522 recorded visits to the centre. The total number of volunteer hours were 7795 - £76,001 equivalent to the London Living Wage.

Outcomes for residents

  • 32 organisations improved their safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people through accessing the DBS service at the Masbro Centre
  • 51% (173) stated that coming to the Masbro Centre had increased their health and wellbeing
  • 43% (146) stated that coming to the Masbro Centre had made them feel more positive about their future
  • 49% (167) felt they had been supported to gain further skills
  • 87% visited the centre once a week or more and 96% regarded the array of services at the Centre as being either 'good' or 'very good'

Funding raised

£175,714 through rental income, fundraising and donations

Other achievements/future plans for the service

This period saw a ground breaking deal between Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the Urban Partnership Group.  UPG have achieved the freehold transfer of the Masbro Centre and Edward Woods Community Centre plus a 30-year lease n 49 Brook Green. This enables UPG to bring together three venues which all currently provide services through the Masbro Centre's holistic model programme of health, wealth and wellbeing.

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