As well as working with commercial hirers who run activities on our premises,
we also arrange activities and community ventures.
We provide space free of charge and offer support and advice to those groups.
Community Clothes Bank
The Community Clothes Bank is a community non-profit project covering East Kent. It is based in Whitstable, in partnership with Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre. Community Clothes Bank collect donations of clean, preloved or new clothes at pre-arranged events to then gift them to other members of the community who need them. The project is run …
Pay What You Can community cafe space
We support our partners The Umbrella Café CIC to host a welcoming, inclusive and accessible community hub space with a Pay What You Can menu available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm & Sunday 10am – 4pm Together with the Cafe, our social impact aim is based around social inclusion, food insecurity …
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 …