The Beacon Centre






The Beacon Centre needs £20,000 to provide life-enhancing community services to residents in East Manchester. 

The Beacon Centre is a disused council owned building in the heart of Clayton in East Manchester, formerly known as the Barrington Community Centre. 

A group of local people have established a new charity and are looking to re-open the centre as a community-led resource through a community asset transfer.

The Beacon Centre will be a hive of community activity that supports the health and wellbeing of people in Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw. There is no limit to the number of activities the centre can offer, including:

  • Community Grocer, 
  • Job Club & Employment Service, 
  • Ageing Well & Luncheon Club for the elderly, 
  • Drugs and alcohol support, 
  • Slimming teams and diabetic support, 
  • Cooking classes for families, 
  • Fitness sessions for adults and children.

To make this ambitious project happen The Beacon Centre needs £20,000 for a Centre Manager. 

Can you Step Up for The Beacon Centre?

Step Up MCR will match every £1 donated up to £10,000 from our Community Projects Fund, supported by One Manchester and Manchester Local Care Organisation.

Step Up MCR brings people together from within the community to make the most of our combined resources, energy, and skills for the benefit of local people. 

We connect people to enable ideas to flourish, grow the community and support giving. Anybody can give back to their community- whether it be time, money, resources, skills, knowledge or space. 

This crowdfunder is determined by the successful community asset transfer of The Beacon Centre. 

In the event of an unsuccessful community asset transfer, your donation will support other fantastic community-led projects in East Manchester with a health and wellbeing focus. 

To see the other projects we're stepping up for visit:

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      Laurence Gough | £52.14

      Love and prayers to you Father Chris from Liz and Laurence in Croydon

      Step Up MCR | £4,000

      Step Up MCR are match funding this campaign for the Beacon Centre, thanks to support from Manchester Local Care Organisation, Manchester Active, and One Manchester. Donations from the community have just gone past £4,000, so here's our first contribution! Best of luck with the rest of the campaign, we can't wait to see the Beacon Centre begin to shine it's light.

      Jeremy Isaacs | £31.38

      Good luck with this project! A worthy cause.

      James Nigel Ashworth | £52.15

      The Beacon Centre is going to help build a resilient community in Clayton. Very happy to support it.

      Michael Ajidagba | £10.61

      Great cause........

      Jill | £25

      This is so needed in the communities it will serve.

      Kay Ashton | £10

      Val Peets | £104.07

      So pleased to hear about this project. Communities can do so much by working together,

      Scarlett | £10

      Jamie | £10.61

      Angela | £10.61

      Great project! wishing you all the best

      Richard | £104.08

      Great and much needed project. Let’s get it over the line!