Centrus Communities helps to refurb SHP hostel in Sydenham

On Monday 28th June, the Centrus team spent the day with Single Homeless Project (“SHP”), setting up a TV/ recreation room at their young person’s hostel in Sydenham.

Long-time partners of Centrus Communities, SHP are a London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people transform their lives.

The Centrus team were split into multiple groups and tasked with cleaning out the hostel basement full of unused items ready for collection, painting an area that will be used for in-house bike workshops and creating a TV/ recreation room for the residents to enjoy.

The project was part of our Volunteering Month programme, which encourages employees to take a day to volunteer with a charity of choice.

Centrus Communities supports Dublin based Stepaside FC

Centrus joins the Stepaside FC team!

Centrus Communities is proud to announce our support of Stepaside FC, the Dublin based youth football club that aims to promote both girls’ and boys’ soccer in a positive environment. With over 100 active members, Stepaside encourages the participation of all abilities, developing players both on and off the pitch.

The community ethos of Stepaside FC fits perfectly with the core values of Centrus Communities, our volunteering and fundraising initiative, where we challenge ourselves to look at innovative ways to deliver social impact and social innovation in our communities.

Centrus has strong personal links with the club through co-founder Jason Murphy who volunteers as a coach, experiencing first-hand the positive impact that Stepaside FC has in the community.

We are pleased to have joined the Stepaside team, and look forward to being part of their journey! To learn more about the club, click here.

To learn more about Centrus Communities or to get involved, please contact George Roffey, Chief Sustainability and People Officer – Centrus

Centrus Communities teams up with Go Underhill Project

Centrus Communities has announced a £15,000 donation to Go Underhill an ambitious community project to transform the sporting and community facilities in Underhill Park in Wales which is home to Mumbles Rangers Football Club, Mumbles Rugby Club and is also used by Swansea Cricket Club.

The project has been led by a charity, Mumbles Community Association, which was set up specifically to drive the delivery of the new facilities in Underhill Park and to ensure the long-term management and development of the park for future generations.

Centrus Communities is the vehicle through which Centrus Financial and its employees contribute to communities in a variety of ways, whether through donations, volunteering or pro bono support and advice to projects, charities and social enterprises.

“Go Underhill is a fantastic project and I’m delighted that Centrus has been able to provide both financial support and advice on the fundraising process and to work with the great team of community volunteers bringing this project to life. Having played for both Mumbles Rangers and Mumbles Rugby club from a young age, Underhill Park holds very special memories for me.

With friends and family in the area, I retain strong personal links with Mumbles and Centrus works with many social housing clients in South Wales, which makes it a great project for us to be involved with and our support underlines our commitment to delivering ‘Finance with Purpose'”

Commenting on the partnership with Go Underhill, Centrus co-founder and CEO Phil Jenkins said

“We are very grateful to Centrus, and to Phil, for this £15,000 donation. Both the funding itself and the assistance that is being given are making a real difference to MCA’s ability to deliver this longed for project for the community in Mumbles.

On behalf of the Trustees and the people of Mumbles, I would offer a huge ‘Thank you’.”

Chair of MCA, Simon Tse, said: