We are The Boiler House

Originally founded by two estate residents in 2010, who saw the immediate need to connect neighbours to each other and utilise a dis-used community centre.

We are now an established and independent, grassroots organisation.  We aspire to realise the huge potential in strengthening community networks and in the civil society that we are part of.

We currently manage three community spaces within estates in Hackney covering:

  • Youth (Northwold Youth Centre)
  • Early years (Castle View Nursery)
  • Community Support (including out Good Place programme and food pantry)
  • Social enterprise

We take a person centred approach in everything we do, working across demographics to provide positive opportunities and support community resilience.

Our spaces are designed to provide a platform that supports a diverse range of opportunities and a place to connect with where you live.  

All of our income is invested back into our community work and spaces, the majority of our staff team are from the local area and are therefore invested in managing amazing, supportive and welcoming enviroments, projects and services.


Meet the team




Facilities Administration Manager


Finance & HR Officer


Projects & Engagement Manager


Youth & Community Centre Manager


Youth & Community Centre Manager


Projects Officer


Youth Worker


Youth Worker


Youth Worker


The Good Place - Lead volunteer

Chantel 1

Nursery Manager

Chantel 2

SENCO, EY teacher & Nursery Manager


Deputy Nursery Manager


Nursery Practitioner


Nursery Practitioner


Nursery Practioner





Our Mission

Every step we take is driven by our guiding Mission

We work with people to use their local spaces to unlock the community’s full potential & create happier, healthier & more connected communities.

Our Aims

  • Promote health and wellbeing
  • Identify & maximise the use of local spaces with the community
  • Create links between individuals & groups
  • Enable communities to drive change locally
  • Develop and deliver programmes that sustain social integration and community cohesion


Our Story

The Boiler House Community Space was set up by two local residents eager to develop the under used community centre. They took over the building in 2010 and ran it as a Social enterprise, the organisation has since grown and now trades as a charity that currently manages two community buildings within estates in Hackney, offering various activities, courses, events, rehearsal space and general hire for the local community at affordable rates.

The charity also delivers various projects focusing on community engagement/ development with an aim to create happier and healthier communities.

The Boiler House is full of life

Every day of the week members of our community gather at The Boiler House to be part of a wealth of activities.


Community projects

People know the Boiler House mainly for our venues, offering an array of fantastic, affordable activities and a place to hire and meet. What people don’t often know is that we are a charity; all of our income goes back into the community, as well as supporting the running of the charity.

Over the past few years we’ve worked with residents, local organisations, and more.

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The Ideas Initiative

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