Trustees & Project Leader
In 1968 St. Augustine’s Church began running a parent and toddler group. They soon extended this to community lunches, ESOL classes and social activities in response to local need. The work grew over the years, and when Calderdale became a dispersal area for the asylum process in the early 2000s the outreach extended to people who needed help to settle into life in the UK.
St. Augustine’s Centre became an independent charity in 2009, and provision continues to expand. We are a community centre for anyone who needs help, advice or support, still rooted in the Christian values founded by St. Augustine’s Church. We welcome the vulnerable and care for all, regardless of faith, ethnicity, background or any other factors. People access support and advice in a warm and welcoming environment, and find community here.
Our Funders and Partners
We are immensely grateful to everyone who funds our work, in particular individual donors and grant-giving organisations.
We currently receive funds from the following places:
The Community Foundation For Calderdale is a philanthropic advisor to individual donors and businesses locally, a strategic grant making foundation and community leader.
Calderdale Council is the local area authority covering the district of Calderdale.
NACCOM is a national network of members preventing destitution amongst asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.
Wilfred F Southall are a Quaker family trust set up in 1937, and our policies reflect the values of the Religious Society of Friends.
The Brelms Trust is a small Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), originally set up as a Charitable Trust in 2007, offering grants to a wide variety of charities and community projects.
Firstfruits are a grant making charity and is able to provide the funding for charities and organisations working with those families and individuals in desperate circumstances.
The Big Lottery Fund distribute millions of pounds of the National Lottery’s good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK.
The SWC supports a wide range of charitable projects with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity.