Welcome to the official website of Community House Redditch, managed by Redditch Common Neigbourhood Trust (RCNT).
We are based near the town centre and promote the effective working of charities. Our facilities include:
- Main Hall suitable for group meetings and events
- Office Accommodation for small to medium size charities
Community House is under threat!
You may have read in the papers about the proposed withdrawal of the Concessionary Rent scheme for the voluntary sector.
Community House will be one of the venues affected. If introduced the rent that we pay will more than triple. If that happens RCNT, the charity that runs Community House, would not be able to keep Community House open more than 2 years unless we passed these costs onto users – and more than tripling their costs, which tenants and groups would not be able to afford. As a result RCNT anticipates closing down two years after these proposals are implemented, giving users plenty of notice to make other arrangements.
There is still a chance to stop this though. The negative publicity has caused the Council to delay the implementation of the proposals, but this is only a delay at this stage – they are still on the table. We would encourage you to make your local Redditch Borough Councillors aware of the impact these actions would have on you and your groups, and publicise the threat to Community House and your activities in any way you can.
Trustees of Redditch Common Neighbourhood Trust