The centre relies upon donations from charitable organisations in order to develop and improve the facilities and activities. We are very thankful to the following organisations for their charitable assistance.

Tesco Community Awards

For the development of the relaxation and reading area at Gorsefield

Allen & Overy

For a donation towards school journey costs

The Worshipful Company of Sadlers

For a donation of equipment for our computer suite

The Worshipful Company of Bowyers

For a donation that enabled us to purchase new archery equipment

The Worshipful Company of Basket Makers

For providing training, equipment, willow and expertise to enable us to
run willow weaving sessions at the centre.

The Worshipful Company of Gardners

For a donation that enabled us to purchase raised beds to allow more visitors to enjoy gardening activity. We are also thankful  for a donation that enabled us to purchase some tree signs and create a tree trail around the grounds.

The SITA Trust

For a donation that enabled us to build a new pond environment and protect
our population of Great Crested Newts that live on the site.

The Princes Trust

For a donation that enabled us to purchase a polytunnel and allow for
year round growing activities.

Essex Community Foundation

For a donation to purchase a polytunnel for both children and adults
who use the centre.

Standard Charter Bank

For providing hardworking volunteers to assist with tasks around the
centre as part of the workplace volunteering scheme.


For providing volunteers for two days of planting, digging, painting and
constructing and a kind donation to buy the resources required.

The Ford of Britain Trust

For a donation towards the development of cycling, storage facilities and
safety equipment