Purchase of the Bridgend Centre

We are very pleased to tell you that the sale of the Bridgend Centre was completed this afternoon. Our charity is now the proud owners of one building!

Words aren’t really enough to say how much it means to us, it has hopefully created a lasting, positive legacy for the Bridgend Centre, Bollington and the wider community in Cheshire East.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us to make it happen. Particularly the Garfield Weston Foundation, who made such a generous donation to us in the form of a £150,000 grant; Charity Bank, who got the ball rolling by agreeing to lend us the money in the first place; Shoosmiths Solicitors and Bollington Town Council who have agreed to lend us a significant contribution to fund a replacement roof. We’d also like to thank our Trustees for their hard work, expertise and support on this project.



New Heritage Trails Project Worker joins our team

We are very excited to welcome Victoria Scholes to the Bridgend staff team. Victoria will be managing the Heritage Trail project which aims to refresh eight of our lovely walking trails and to create internet friendly versions of them. If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please drop Victoria a line on Victoria@bridgendcentre.org.uk for more information

Co-Op Local Community Fund

Fantastic news – the Bridgend Centre has been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The funding round will start this Sunday, 28 October 2018. From this date, Co-op Members can choose our cause to give their 1% to when they spend on selected own-brand products and services. We would love it if you chose the Bridgend Centre as your cause.

The funding period will run for 12 months until the 26 October 2019.

Thank you so much to the Co-Op for all the support you give us.

Garfield Weston Anniversary Fund – News

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Bridgend Centre has been awarded a grant of £150,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation to help us to purchase our building. Buying the building will strengthen the future of our organisation and help to ensure that we are here for many more years to come. Thank you so much to the Garfield Weston Foundation, words aren’t enough to say what a difference this makes to us . For more information see attached link:

Bollington Community Association


Bridgend Annual Report 2017-2018

Our Annual Report for 2017-2018 is now available to download from here: http://bridgendcentre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Annual-report-17-18.pdf

We are really pleased with this report, particularly the ‘How did we do’ pages, which clearly illustrates the value Bridgend adds to the community