The Dalgarno Trust is a community centre serving North Kensington.

We work with the local communities offering a wide range of activities, projects and services that promote, health, wellbeing and inclusion for both the young and the not so young. We work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea delivering core services and our youth programme.

Our programmes include

Community Connect  –  Healthworks  –  Dalgarno Youth Programme – VIP

We also run a Foodbank every Thursday.

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Since joining the VIP Project I am now more confident to do other things and get out of my comfort zone, I am getting back to being used to speaking with people and now have reduced my phobia of being with people.

VIP Project's Participant

Our current objectives are to

  • Bring adults and children of all ages from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds together to help fulfil their potential, break the cycle of poverty, ill-health and deprivation.
  • Offer a range of services such for self-development. This include access to health and well-being awareness, education, training, social and cultural opportunities.
  • Create, develop and support a strong, inclusive, vibrant and active neighbourhood.
  • Make sure that services, facilities and amenities are of the highest quality and accessible to all individuals and our community.
  • The Dalgarno Trust works for all members of the community with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity for all.

The people with work with include

  • disadvantaged and hard-to-reach people
  • those experiencing social isolation
  • those with long-term ill-health
  • those with physical and/or learning disabilities
  • vulnerable people of any age and their carers.

We work with many local groups, often in partnership, and through offering space within our community centre to each one.

The Dalgarno Trust Trustees

Left to right: Ali Mohammed, Christopher Herbert, Steve Divall, Michelle Poponne, Paola Tavaridakis, Chris Griffin

Say hello to our team

We couldn’t offer the amazing support and services we provide without the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team.

CEO Dalgarno Trust

Ann Goodger

CEO

I joined the team at the Dalgarno Trust in July 2017 and I am responsible for overseeing our projects and marketing. It’s a pleasure to work with our team of bright, enthusiastic people.

Photo: Ann with Maureen

Executive Director responsible for fundraising and facilities

Joy Brown

Executive Director

Joy is responsible for fundraising and facilities.
Bookings Manager & Volunteer Co-ordinator

Pam Bardouille

Bookings Manager & Volunteer Co-ordinator

If you wish to volunteer or hire a room at the Trust, speak to Pam.

I re-joined the team in September 2017, and I am now responsible for all aspects of volunteering at the centre. It's great to be back serving the community from Dalgarno.

HealthWorks Community Development Worker

Khadra Jama

HealthWorks Community Development Worker

Khadra is a community development worker and runs the community Connect project am makes sure our community kitchen happens every week.
HealthWorks Project Manager

Rosana Ordoubadi

Healthworks Project Manager

Rosana is responsible for delivery this programme to the BMER community. Rosana also oversees our Community Connect and VIP Projects.

I joined Dalgarno’s team in 2015 as a community Development worker and HealthWorks programme manager from October 2018.
It’s great to work with warm, supportive and energetic team and pleasure serving Dalgarno’s Community.

Senior Youth Vorker

Moutaz Chellat

Senior Youth Worker

Moutaz runs our youth club on Tuesdays and Thursday and also organises boxing coaching on those evenings.

I joined the Dalgarno Trust as their youth worker in December 2017. Previously, I was working with the Kensington Trust developing and delivery activities of all types for a range of young people in the Dalgarno area.

Mahbuba Sabur

Healthworks Community Development Worker

Mahbuba organises activities such as cycling and arts and crafts for the Asian and Bengali community.

Photo: Mahbuba with Papia

Admin Assistant

Alejandra Castillo

Admin Assistant

Alejandra supports all the staff at the Trust. She helps us organise ourselves and is a whizz at helping with IT.

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