Working to support the community of New Cross Gate to live happy, healthy, and more fulfilled lives
The New Cross Gate Trust is a charity working to support the people of New Cross Gate to achieve their full potential. We deliver education, employment and health focussed services from our base in Besson Street Community Garden. We also support other local charities in the neighbourhood to deliver other community services and to support their broader capacity, development and sustainability.Why the community needs us
We provide a wide range of services, from adult learning classes, job search support and advice, IT training, and ESOL, to children's under 5s stay and play sessions, ukulele groups, summer school and environmental learning sessions. We have sewing and gardening clubs, and family yoga sessions. Other local charities are supported with funding and with capacity building support such as training and equipment needs, building effective partnerships in the local area.Our impact on the community
Last year we provided training, job search and IT support to more than 180 adults, helping them to get more confident and work ready. More than 500 children have developed their confidence, knowledge and skills through our environmental learning, knife crime workshops, under 5s sessions and summer activities. We have engaged and signposted others to vital local services through our community events, sewing and gardening group,newsletters and communications.
We are always in need of volunteers for our community garden, but a number of other roles also exist from time to time. We are happy to develop roles to reflect the particular skills and time you may have to offer.