Wednesday 13 September
10:30 — 12:00
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Community Centres Network

The Community Centres Network is run by the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment. Members of the community centres network mostly come from housing associations, but some network members are from independent community centres or charity sector partners.

Please contact HACT Head of Communities and Projects, Rebecca Rieley

Download calendar invite - Wednesday 22 November

Future meeting dates

Wednesday 22 November

Time: 10:30 — 12:00
Calendar invite coming soon

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Time: 10:30 — 12:00
Calendar invite coming soon

Thursday 21 March 2024

Time: 10:30 — 12:00
Calendar invite coming soon

About the network and chair

John Gleeson

Head of Funding and Innovation at Southern Housing Group, Community Centres Network Co-Chair

I’ve worked in housing and social care for over 16 years. I’ve been at SHG for 11 years, where I have led initiatives focused on employment and skills, financial and digital inclusion, social value and community development. I believe strongly in the value of the community assets that housing providers are custodians of. By working collaboratively and learning from each other’s experience we can maximise the positive impact these spaces have for our tenants and their communities.

About the network and chair

Michelle Parry

Community Assets Officer at Clarion Futures, Co-Chair of the Community Centres Network

I have worked for Clarion Futures for almost 10 years as Community Assets Officer. My role is to identify and support not for profit organisations to manage our 50 or community assets across England. By working in Collaboration with other Housing Associations that have community facilities I feel we can learn from each other on the most effective and successful way to utilise our community assets..

Stay connected between meetings

The Centre uses Basecamp, an online collaboration space, to help network members stay connected in between meetings. On basecamp you can:

  • Ask questions and share resources with other members of the network
  • Access notes from previous network meetings
  • View dates for upcoming meetings

To join the Scotland Network Basecamp group please contact

You can also join our ‘New Opportunities’ Basecamp team, where we will post about new funding, collaboration or job opportunities which will be relevant for all of our networks. Link to join here.

You can see a screenshot of Basecamp’s simple interface below.


Learn more

Learn more about any of the networks and about joining, contact HACT Head of Communities and Projects, Rebecca Rieley

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