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Charity offers free property space to charities and voluntary groups

Howard Lake | 12 March 2014 | News

Centric Community Projects logo

Charities looking for offices and storage space can now access a growing range of workspaces for free, thanks to Centric Community Projects, a charity based in Milton Keynes.

The charity acts as a clearing hub for unused commercial property and makes it available to a range of not-for-profit organisations.

What property is available?

Centric Community Projects offers workspace, offices, storage, training/meeting rooms in various places across the UK to eligible organisations. There is no charge to acquire them or use them.


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Organisations can use them for their charitable activities, whether that is admin, office work, training, or storage.

Who is eligible for free office space?

CCP’s space is available to:

Why free?

CCP is able to provide these workspaces because landlords donate their empty commercial offices and buildings to them, rather than leave them unused.

Centric buildings - two images side by side
Two Centric buildings

Really free?

CCP say that the spaces it offers are available on six-monthly rolling licences. At the end of the initial six month licence another is granted if the building is not required by the landlord for a commercial tenant.

There is no rent, rates or utility bills to pay when occupying a CCP venue. However, organisations wishing to install services such as a phone line or wif-fi connection would have to do so at their own cost.

New buildings are added to the list of those available throughout the year.

Contact Charlotte Russo, Charity Co-ordinator at Centric Community Projects for details.