We are a community hub, providing services throughout the week in a redundant church building which now buzzes with activity. What we offer includes:
- Pure Ground– A low cost café staffed by volunteers, stocking ethically sourced food and coffee. Customers may also purchase ‘suspended’ drinks and snacks for homeless and vulnerable people. In addition, numerous local retail outlets donate unused food to us some of which is cooked to provide a free lunch for our volunteers and members of the community. Much of the food is displayed in a weather proof porch, available 24/7 to anyone who wishes to help themselves.
- Kingdom Play– Inexpensive children’s play area accompanying Pure Ground Cafe, a large three level play area for over 5’s and a ball pit for under 5’s. No Age restriction. Staffed By volunteers, open most days of the week.
- Men (and Women) in Sheds– activity groups to reduce isolation and encourage creativity, plus a cycle workshop
- Aspire to Sew, free use of sewing machines and equipment plus instruction
- Young at Heart– over 70’s lunches and Tea Dance
- Parent and Toddler Groups, including Treasure Box and Home Schooling
- Growing Great Things– gardening group aimed at the isolated and those with special needs.
- Aspire Works! Social Enterprise Hub – offering free PC use and employability training
- RePaint– providing unused paint for community projects or individuals in need
- ARCH – Community hub based on Ryde High street providing a shop and hosting groups for the community
- Venue hirefor numerous community groups and activities including Rehearsal space and Recording Studio, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Southern Housing and Local Area Coordinator Drop In Information Point, a Community Choir, After-School Singing and Drama, Yoga, Pole Fit, Kung Fu, Dance Classes, National Autistic Society.