Mary Ward Settlement

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Mary Ward Centre,
42 Queen Square,

020 7269 6000

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Mary Ward Settlement Appeal

Our Appeal

We’re raising funds to create a new, purpose-built specialist centre in Stratford, East London that will help more Londoners, increasing our impact by a third.

Our Aims

  1. Create a new specialist centre to meet East London’s adult learning and legal advice needs
  2. Improve/increase access to adult learning, community and legal services for all Londoners
  3. Be a force for community cohesion
  4. Build a sustainable future for us, financially and in terms of environmental impact.

Our Plans

We've purchased a building in Stratford, Newham and plan to expand and refurbish it, making it fully accessible.

There will be: greater learning spaces, including specialist classrooms; dedicated legal advice area; enhanced community facilities, such as a café and open access IT.

Works start in summer 2020, with the centre opening in September 2022.

What difference will this make?

We will help an extra 3,500+ people a year, including disadvantaged/disabled learners and vulnerable people (homeless, elderly, with mental health problems and on low-incomes).

The centre will help people learn new skills, get back into work, access justice, combat social isolation, reduce poverty and homelessness, improve health and wellbeing and build community connections.

It will help local communities in East London, an area with significant inequalities and opportunities. With Stratford's transport links, we will also remain accessible to people from across London.

Where are the funds coming from?

It will cost £11.7m to expand, refurbish and equip the new centre. We are investing £2m from reserves, we’ve secured £5.67m from the Skills for Londoners Capital Fund, and we’re in the process of securing a bank loan.

We now need to raise the final 10%. Can you help us at this crucial moment? Please donate today.

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