Goldsmiths: putting the centre back into our community
We envisage a future where:
- every member of the community feels welcomed and included the facilities are accessible, well-designed, practical and attractive
- together with a range of organisations and groups we provide services and activities that are relevant and inclusive
- the cafe and community hub becomes an integral part of the centre where local people choose to meet, socialise and engage with community life
- the centre is a lasting symbol of learning, meeting and sharing for the whole community to enjoy
Aims and objectives
The Association will manage and maintain the Goldsmiths Community Centre to:
- Accommodate a range of activities that are relevant, accessible and affordable for local people
- Ensure that those living locally are aware of the centre and can access the information, opportunities and activities we offer
- Provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment that is sympathetic to their needs, irrespective of who they are
- Support local people to improve their well being and health
- Cultivate an environment of tolerance and the acceptance of difference
- Encourage active participation in the life of the local community
- Nurture an ethos of trust and mutual respect
- Support the development of new initiatives and groups that meet local needs
- Encourage local partnerships and networking that reflects the diversity of the community
- Ensure that we are democratic, accountable and trustworthy
- We are committed to providing opportunities that are affordable and of benefit to local people
- We are committed to improving and enhancing people’s lives living, learning or working in the area
- We aspire to achieving community cohesion by supporting activities that allow individuals of different backgrounds to share experiences
Goldsmiths Community Centre is run by Goldsmiths Community Association.
The charity is governed by a number of company directors, collectively known as the Board of Trustees; trustees are elected at Annual General Meetings.
Our Board of Trustees is represented by a number of individuals who have knowledge of the local and national voluntary and community sector and bring a diverse mix of skills to the board.
The board meets regularly to discuss the strategic direction of the organisation, financial matters, operational and human resource issues.
Read our annual report 2018/19 below:
On 30th November 2018, our Treasurer, Sue East, received the Lewisham Mayor's award for volunteering.