St. Augustine's Centre was opened formally in 1989. For approximately 20 years before this, it was a playgroup and provided ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes.
The Centre is a charity-based voluntary organisation, reliant upon grants and donations. We value and respect all members of the community as individuals and we are open to all. The Centre is based in an area of great religious and ethnic diversity and where there is also a high degree of deprivation. We aim to encourage integration between the various groups.
We have links with various organisations in the community such as Sure Start and St. Augustine's Junior & Infant School.
In December 1999, we were awarded the Duke of York's Community Initiative Charter in recognition of the excellence of our work.
In 2007, we were also awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.