The Exeter Community Centre is owned and run by the Exeter Community Centre Trust, a registered charity. The trust was formed in 2010 by the St David's Neighbourhood Partnership - our community-based association of residents, community groups, businesses and local councillors.
In 2003 the local community put the centre at the heart of its 'Vision for St David's' when it learned that the building would be closed and sold to developers.
After lengthy negotiation over many years Devon County Council agreed to transfer the building to the community. However this was conditional on the community raising £1.6 million of backlog maintenance to refurbish the ageing building.
The St Davids Neighbourhood Partnership were unlucky 'runners up' in a number of major funding bids. It finally became successful in 2010 with grant and loan funding from the Community Builders programme, run by the Social Investment Business - a central government agency.
Kelvin Lacy (Chair)