The Benn Partnership Centre is a thriving community centre in the heart of Rugby. It is situated in a priority neighbourhood between the town centre and train station.
We are directed and steered by a group of 7 Trustees from the local area with a broad range of skills, including Local Authority, business and IT experience.
The Centre is managed by Vivien and Rob with Robi and Rose providing support. Our flagship project, Beyond Brexit, designed to support local people with any potential harsh economic and social consequences of Brexit, is managed by Gita.
We rely on the support of more than 20 regular volunteers throughout the week covering numerous roles from Reception and IT support, through to Gardening and Maintenance.
Volunteers & Funding
Volunteers are essential to the work here at Benn Partnership.
We strive to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for volunteers wishing to gain new skills and engage with the community in new ways. In return we get a wonderful range of people running the centre and providing much needed support to allow the centre to function well.
Many of our volunteers, individual and as teams, have won volunteering awards.
We operate based on local need in the community. Some of that is identified by us through our own projects and some comes to us through other agencies or organisations
We receive commissions from the County Council and Borough Council to fulfil needs outlined by them.
We were one of the primary agencies delivering digital inclusion for the pilot of universal credit.