As well as working with commercial hirers who run activities on our premises,
we also arrange activities and community ventures.
We provide space to free of charge and offer support and advice to those groups.
Pay What You Can community cafe space
We support our partners The Umbrella Cafe CIC to host a welcoming, inclusive and accessible community hub space with a Pay What You Can menu available Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9 – 4pm. Together with the Cafe, our social impact aim is based around social inclusion, food insecurity and building community engagement. We want …
Social Pantry Project at Whitstable Umbrella Centre
– Supported by 12 dedicated local volunteers With The Umbrella Cafe CIC we have created a social pantry shop, open Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Pantry is stocked with a mixture of good quality surplus via Fareshare Kent, Neighbourly, Sainsburys and Co-op Foodshare and fresh stock we purchase from Vita Store, Staines Farmshop and Jim’s Butchers …
Catch Up 4 Kids – Free Tuition Classes
Beginning after the Easter Holidays we are starting catch up sessions for children who have fallen behind in their studies. Every Wednesday at 4.45 in our lounge, there will be an opportunity for 8-11yr olds to come down and have small group classes in numeracy and literacy with a current or ex-teacher. For older children, …