New funding partners

The Huddleston Centre would like to thank our newest funding partners:


The Greggs Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation

The Zurich Community Trust

The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

The Clothworkers’ Foundation


We’re very excited to be working with each of you to support local people in 2016.

Winter Market & HenPower Launch!

Come and join us for our Winter Market and for the launch of our HenPower Project!

On Sunday 29th November we will be revealing our Coop and welcoming the arrival of our Hens to their new home in our garden – HenPowering Hackney and the Huddleston!

We will have music, food, drink and cheer as our Winter Market takes place here too where you may want to try some mulled wine or pick up some festive presents.  Come along from 12pm to 6pm.

The Winter Market is part of our new Social Enterprise pilot, which will aim to create learning and employment opportunities for the young people we work with while establishing a new revenue stream to suppor the work of the Centre.

More info about what stalls and food will be sold will be posted nearer the time.

HenPower, a project delivered with our wonderful partners at EqualArts, aims to create intergenerational relationships between older members of our community and our young service users, as take part in weekly creative activties and learn to care for our new hen lodgers. Animal and art therapy come together!

Our Social Enteprise pilot is supported by the Santander SEDA Awards.

HenPower is supported by Connect Hackney and the City & Hackney CCG Innovation Fund.

Raise money through your phone bill

The Huddleston Centre has just been approved as a partner with The People’s Operator!

You can now help us raise funds through your monthly mobile phone bill – at no cost to you.

There are some great deals available and our Director has just signed up to change provider!

You can check it out and sign up at the link below.

Sign Up Now

HenPower is a go!

The Huddleston Centre was one of two successful bidders in the Connect Hackney Volunteering stream, securing funding for our HenPower project!

Thanks Connect Hackney!

Details on how to sign up for HenPower as a young person or a volunteer will be available on our website soon.

Paid Social Enterprise Internship Available

The Huddleston Centre has been successful in gaining funding for a 3 month PAID Internship from Santander’s SEDA Growth Award.

The job description and means to apply can be found at the link below.

More details


Dance The Week

Dance The Week has begun at The Huddleston Centre, and will run every Saturday morning from September to December 2015!

The Huddleston Centre provides support workers, fully accessible transport and specialist equipment to enable local young people to take part in Dance The Week, which focuses on helping young people achieve their physical movement goals and become active through dance.

Dance The Week is funded by the Get Hackney Healthy Challenge Fund.

If you want to be a part of Dance The Week please call Cassandra on 020 8985 9089.

Garage Sale Trail

The Huddleston Centre is taking part in the UK’s first ever Garage Sale Trail!

This is not just about raising some money but creating a social event too. If you have any items you no longer need please donate them, and be sure to come along and see what’s for sale!  So far we have clothes; CD’s, records, art, books but we do need more.

26th September 2015

12PM to 3PM with music and snacks and it would be fantastic to have everyone there.


Please contact Sian on 020 8985 9089 or for more information.

Connect Hackney

The Huddleston Centre is being considered to receive Connect Hackney funding for two exciting new projects.

Connect Hackney is all about Hackney residents aged 50+.  These residents will have the chance to come and hear about a range of activities for local older people and vote on which ones they believe should be funded.  The Centre’s projects will focus on older people with a disability, and those seeking local volunteering opportunities.

If you are over 50 and would like to support The Huddleston Centre, you can attend and have your say:

2-5pm Thursady 24th September, Hackney Town Hall, Reading Lane, E8 1EA

2-5pm Saturday 26th September, The Elise Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ


Phone Annie on 020 7241 9403 for more information, or email .



Our patron, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Our patron Desmond Tutu speaks about his late friend Trevor Huddleston, founder of The Huddleston Centre, and of the importance of our work.


We are pleased to announce that we have received a Santander award of £5,000 to fund refurbishment of our Computer Room!

We will be using the award to help develop this space so that it can be utilised as an asset to Centre programs, expanding the number of children and young people we help in Hackney.

We have been named as one of the winners of Santander’s Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) which supports social enterprises and trading charities looking to grow their business and improve their local community. The annual award scheme has awarded 101 social ventures across the UK this year with funding of almost £1million.

Steve Pateman, Head of UK Banking at Santander, said: “SEDA was set up to help social ventures with the potential to grow and we’re delighted to be able to support  The Huddleston Centre and the valuable work they do in their community. Our congratulations go to them and all the 2015 winners.”

Alongside the prize money, we will have access to a business support package from Santander which includes business webinars, funded internships and networking events to meet with other social entrepreneurs in the region.
For further information on the SEDA awards click the link below.