Community Support

Propagating Community Action

Strood Community Project believes in fostering activity at the grass roots.Strood Community Project wants  to promote voluntary and community organisations in Strood.

Use the Contact Us page of this website to inform us of your community group.

St Francis Pre-school
St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Galahad Avenue, Strood ME2 2YS

Contact: Theresa Purdie Tel. 01634 301188
This fully qualified, Ofsted inspected, PLA registered Preschool offers places to children between 2 and 5 years old.

Strood Walking Group
c/o Strood Community Project, St Francis of Assisi Church, Galahad Avenue, Strood ME2 2YS

Contact: Paul Robinson Tel 01634 298747

Make new friends when walking. Our monthly (non-strenuous) walks are 3-5 miles. Come and join us.

Employment through the Arts (ETA)
Physical Folk
Contact Lance: eta@physicalfolk.org.uk or 0844 660 2787
Are you free 16hrs a week? Interested in creative industries? Want creative career advice?

St Francis After-school Club
St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Galahad Avenue, Strood ME2 2YS

Contact: TBC

Open to Primary school children over 8 the club meets Monday and Thursday afternoon until 5.30pm. Classic games plus Nintendo Wii, food and fun.

Friends of Broomhill
Friends of Broomhill is a community organisation dedicated to the improvement and enrichment of Broomhill Park. The organisation was inaugurated in May 2007 and its executive is dedicating time and effort to providing activity and fun days, in addition to the long-term plans for its improvement and enlargement. www.friendsofbroomhill.org.uk

Strood Youth Centre - Montfort Rd, Strood
Football, basketball, pool, table tennis, arts, music, hair and beauty, cooking, discussion forums, People come in to give talks on issues like drink/drugs and other social issues.
Monday and Wednesday evenings Strood youth centre from 7pm to 9.30pm.Entrance fee is 50p, new members on their first night they come come in for free,
The young people can always suggest ideas of activities they would love to do at the centre. For more information call 01634 718196.

Bligh Infants Fundraising Committee
Our purpose is to raise money for the benefit of the school and children. We are a voluntary group - usually Mums, but Dads are most welcome to join! We hold event throughout the year - Summer and Christmas Fairs being the most popular.
We hav ebeen able to purchase a new stage at a cost of over £4000, and pay for the Christmas Party and presents for the last two years.
We always try and support new businesses in the community - last year one of the many businesses we had was a new Bouncy Castle company. They came along and set up, we ran it, and all monies raised were donated to the school. In return we handed out promoatinoal fliers. They were delighted with the resulting rush of party bookings.

Summer Fair
The Strood Community Project Summer Fair is on 12th July and we are trying to raise £10,000 for new playground equipment and a Sensory Garden.
Please contact us if you think we can work together. Let us advertise your business and raise money for the school.
Chair: Kate Broom. Call 01634 710154 and leave a message with the school receptionist.

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Individual Support

Strood Community Project offers individualised support to Strood residents.

Whatever the issue – welfare benefits, health, skills, parenting, debt, employability – trained and qualified staff are here to listen and provide help. With professional assistance often necessary our advisors are able to refer to local experts who can provide the best help.

The Project delivers a dynamic programme of training courses to Strood residents.

Many of these courses are FREE OF CHARGE for those not in work or claiming means tested welfare benefits.

If you are working you may still participate but charges will apply.