Lack of affordable accommodation has become a key issue for many local community groups. This is the case for both full-time office accommodation and for booking venues for meetings, and events. Too many groups are having to work out of members homes or informal venues, such as local cafes.
Ealing Community Network (ECN) in partnership with the London Borough of Ealing has carried out a Community Premises Audit. This involved funding 4 local organisations to act as �eyes and ears� and identify vacant or under-used property in each area of the borough that could be used or hired by local community groups.
The information collected has been collated and created into this directory, which contains details of 15 premises for rent and 145 premises for hire.
There is still some work to do to ensure that community organisations in Ealing have access to the premises resources they need, and the possibility of developing a long-term community premises strategy for Ealing will now be investigated.
In the meantime, we hope you find this directory useful. Our thanks go to the volunteers and community groups that worked so hard within a short period of time to gather this information particularly Rahma Elmi and Eddie Capone (ECVS), Janpal Basran (Southall Community Alliance), Chris Onuoha (Oke Osisi), Steve Flynn and Lavonne McCormack (Acton Community Forum), Lizzie Saunders, Ruby Rainford, Ryan Mohammed, Frederick Garraway and Talitha Anderson (Ealing Volunteer Centre). Thanks also go to Lainya Offside-Keivani and Nigel Fogg from the London Borough of Ealing.
Chair Ealing Community Network