Welcome to the Dalgarno Trust
Welcome to our redesigned website. The Dalgarno Trust is dedicated to providing excellent services that promote a collaborative, healthy and dynamic local community for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Community & Partnership
The Dalgarno Trust is a young, vibrant charity that focuses on working within the community and in partnership with local statutory and voluntary partners and social enterprises.
Established in 2004, based in the far northern tip of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, we are a community anchor, dedicated to enriching the lives of the local people. We work with a vastly diverse collection of community groups of all ages who use our services and extensive facilities to support their activities.
Stakeholders & Community Members
In the short time of our existence, we have made huge steps in partnership with other stakeholders and community members to improve the living conditions of the local area, little more than 10 years ago the Evening Standard branded it “one of the worst housing ghettos in Britain.” when “The Crime and Disorder Audit revealed a rate of calls for assistance of 75 per 1,000 residents”.
Today there is little resemblance to this level of unrest. Our commitment to the community now is as strong as it ever has been, having received funds for the renovation and refurbishment of the community centre in 2012 and the work now completed - we are thrilled to be entering into a new phase of development.
Our Youth Projects, Oasis Café and catering facilities, revamped gym and fitness amenities, refurbished function rooms and a hub designed for and dedicated to the development of micro businesses are just some of the exciting projects we are undertaking to make sure we continue to build better futures… together.
How You Can Help Us
The Dalgarno Trust has already helped many children, young people & families as well as small community groups over the last 8 years in a whole variety of ways. We are passionate and tenacious about enabling change and improving peoples potential and thanks to our funders & supporters we have continued to deliver.
If you would like to donate we would be very grateful. You can do so in the following ways:
- Donate your time – by organising a fundraising event
- Donate financially – by using the `donate `button or by sending a cheque made out to Dalgarno Neighbourhood Trust Ltd
We constantly fundraise and we would be delighted if this is something you could support us with.
There are so many ways to do so - is you have some ideas that you would like to discuss please do email us on email@example.com or call us on 020 8969 6300.
The Dalgarno Trust absolutely could not work without our volunteers, your time and contribution is priceless and there are many opportunities to get involved. Some are described below.
In return you could learn new skills, have fun, improve your employment opportunities. We offer support and access to training. We also offer opportunities for Corporate Volunteers and will be happy to discuss this with you
Some examples of volunteer roles:
- Project Support Volunteer - we run a range of projects that might be of interest to you including our children & youth programmes
- Health Champions help us to improving your own and your communities health (BAMER specific and tri-borough)
- Community Champions work within the Dalgarno area to improve your neighbours healt
- Office & reception support we always need help to run the community centre
- Trustee & Governance we are currently looking for Trustees with legal and financial experience
If you are interested please get in touch with Pam Bardouille by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Events
"What is the difference between a business, a charity and a social enterprise....??? No ...it is not a joke - and apologies..I have no punchline.
I ask because there is definitely confusion and the lines are certainly very blurred. There was a time when everyone knew what, IN GENERAL, a charity was, and what a business was. The first `helped people` and relied on grants, the second sold goods or services for a price to make a financial profit. And a social enterprise.........well that is another thing altogether. A social enterprise, for those undecided...is very hard to define so you are not alone.........