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.

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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.

Double donations in July!

This July, Localgiving & The Childhood Trust have teamed up to run the Summer Smiles match fund campaign and we’re taking part! We just wanted to let you know that currently every £10 donation made to us until the 28th July has the chance to be doubled!

Please consider supporting us and make a £10 donation now.

Donate here

Raise money at Cafe Nero

You can now raise money for the Huddleston Centre in-store at Cafe Nero.


Just head to Easy Fundraising and register your card, and every time you make a purchase Cafe Nero will donate a percentage of the profit – how easy is that!

Do It Now

Great prizes at the Huddleston Fete

We’re gearing up for The Huddleston Fete!

Our silent auction is growing by the day, with prizes including:

– A family ticket to the Hackney Empire panto Jack & The Beanstalk
– An adult double pass to Hackney Picturehouse
– A dance lesson for 2 with Swing Patrol, a bottle of prosecco and entry to see the live band at the Cakewalk Cafe @ Passing Clouds
– A three course meal for 2 and a bottle of wine at the Clapton Hart
– Coffee and cake for two at The Haberdashery
– Pizza and soft drinks for a party of 4 at the E5 Bakehouse!

Saturday 13th June from 1pm throughout the afternoon at 30 Powell Road, E5 8DJ.

Lots of family fun, including:

Live music
Locally brewed Hackney Beer
Homemade cakes
Silent auction
Arts and craft
Face painting

Help us celebrate the Summer and raise money to continue our work with local children and young people with a disability. Entry is free although donations will be gratefully accepted!

Contact Sian on 020 8985 9089 or for more information.

The Huddleston Centre on Hoxton Radio

Cassandra, Sian and Mark appeared on The Preshaah on Hoxton Radio this week, talking about The Huddleston Fete, recruiting volunteers, and the Summer Give.

You can check it out online at the link below!

Hoxton Radio