Who Are We?
Highbury RoundHouse is a local community organisation born in the heart of Islington. We were first establised in 1974 and have been working with the community for over 40 years! We are a thriving community hub, which provides services to the community from 0 to 100; ensuring that every individual has someone to turn to, whether it's a 3 year old toddler to a young person seeking guidance or a pensioner needing help with their weekly shop. You can also find out more about us in our ABOUT US page
HRH works hard to meet the needs of the community, to ensure that those that need help can find it.
In 2013 our community building was demolished due to severe subsidence. Since then we have been working hard to raise over £3million for a new community building.
Our design team completed the design in consultation with our users. In 2017, the piled foundations of the new building were put in place. This secured our planning permission and was largely paid for by donations received locally. In a very real sense, the new building rests on the support given by the community. We then had a scheduled pause until further funding was confirmed. The Big Lottery, Reaching Communities Buildings fund awarded us nearly £1million. This is one of the biggest capital grants it has made for any project in London and the third largest in the UK.
In April 2017, we signed a lease agreement with the council giving us a 99-year tenure on the site. With that came a commitment from the council to provide matched funding up to £900,000. There is still a slight shortfall, but now that the future of the project is assured, other institutional funders are stepping up to the plate.
We took the decision to phase the construction, which commenced in March 2017. The funding streams from our major donors were there when we needed it and were used to pay for the staged works. We have built a beautiful new community centre. It has all the facilities and utilities that we need to provide the services the Highbury community relies upon, for the foreseeable future. It’s watertight and weatherproof. Its light and warm and energy efficient. It’s welcoming. As you can see from the photographs below, it only lacks the finishing touches, the outside surfaces and the inside flooring, the fixtures and the fittings.
I won’t list all the groups and activities that are going to move into the new building. You can find them on our website, all patiently waiting to occupy the space that has been designed for them.
Our new centre will provide space for a range of activities for children and young people in order to help them increase their skills, encourage aspiration and help them attain their full potential.
We love the work that we do and want to continue. Our work makes a real difference. Be part of our positive impact by donating via:
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