PATCHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION | PCA FUND
The Patcham Community Association was formed in 1945 and is a Registered Charity with two objectives, firstly to run a Community Centre and secondly “to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Patcham and the neighbourhood” in cooperation with other groups in the area.
With the opening of the new Patcham Community Centre in 2003, our first objective is being well & truly fulfilled, as it is used by upwards of 45 different regular groups, plus many private gatherings during the year. This means during the year there are over 1500 bookings, which, if the prestigious horticultural show & model railway show are included, result in well over 30,000 attendances. And it is all run by a few volunteers. (With good assistance & support from our friends at Brighton & Hove City Council.)
In recent years our finances have improved to an extent that we are now seeking to further fulfil our second objective by the creation of the Community Fund, the aim of which is to provide financial assistance to local groups involved in projects which will bring long term benefits to groups in the local community.
So, if you are in a local group which is raising funds for a project, to say, improve facilities for our youngsters, provide adult activities or to enhance life for senior citizens, we may be prepared to help.
BURST THE BUBBLE
TO REVEAL SOME OF THE PROJECTS WE'VE ASSISTED SO FAR
St Mathias Cricket Club - coaching mats
Old Boat Corner Community Ctr - kitchen refurb
Garden Primary School - swimming aids
Patcham High School - Stage Lighting
Friendship Lunches - Commercial Dishwasher
Patcham Memorial Hall - New Chairs
Patcham Youth Centre - Art Classes
Patcham High - Choir Uniforms
Patcham Infants School - Gardening Tools