After 25 years, the National Communities Resource Centre (NCRC) at Trafford Hall is forced to suspend its work due to funding cuts and a reduced revenue, with the loss of 25 staff. Trafford Hall is a unique, beautiful, environmentally friendly Georgian hall set in 14 acres of organic gardens, fields and woodland, but we have been forced to close. We have been overwhelmed with messages of support since we announced the news. We are now launching an appeal to save this unique community resource and allow us to get the charity back up and running. 

Our Mission
Our core mission is to empower communities, close the inequality gap, and develop people’s confidence, skills and capacity to tackle community, social, environmental and financial problems.

What do we do and who benefits?
We run programmes to support social housing tenants, landlords and frontline staff, residents from low income communities wanting to tackle local problems, community and youth organisations, and unique residential learning to help young people and families.   

40,000 participants have attended workshops and courses at Trafford Hall since it opened its doors in 1995, with at least half a million people across the UK benefitting from its work.   

We need your help
NCRC will continue. We are restructuring the way we fund our work and developing a new business plan to make Trafford Hall a viable, sustainable, ethical resource for vulnerable communities that want to make things work. To do this we need your support. Our aim is to raise £200,000. We have received pledges of support of up to £100,000 so far, but need to raise a further £100,000. Any donation, however small, will support our mission to get the charity back up and running. Please contribute if you can.




£887.50 raised of £100,000.00 target by 11 supporters

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About the good cause

The National Communities Resource Centre The National Communities Resource Centre

The National Communities Resource Centre empowers people to tackle local issues, take control and overcome issues of disadvantage. The training and support we provide equips people with the knowledge, confidence and resources needed to help improve the livelihood and wellbeing of themselves and others in their community. The focus of our work is on: • Tenant Empowerment – We deliver training for Housing Associations and Local Authority tenants aiming to develop their ability to scrutinise their landlord and work collaboratively to tackle local issues. • Community Action – The training we deliver equips activists with the skills and knowledge to advise members of their community around themes such as health, wellbeing, finance, energy and environmental sustainability. • Supporting Young People - We deliver a training programme for disadvantaged young people (aged 18-25), helping them to build confidence, learn vital employability skills, raise aspirations and make strides towards brighter futures. • Supporting Families – Our residential programme provides a supportive environment for families to overcome issues of hardship and disadvantage by working together to strengthen relationships, communication and routine.

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