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Bonny Downs Community Association

  • Website:
  • Location:
    Greater London
  • Type of support:
    A place people can go, Events, Face-to-face help
  • Groups supported:
    Elderly, Homeless, Men, New/young parents, Unemployed, Young people (16-24)
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BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of East Ham since 1998. We strive to make a real and lasting difference to the quality of life of local people by promoting community cohesion, tackling isolation, encouraging healthier lifestyles and addressing the root causes of poverty.

Over time, our team of locally-based staff and volunteers have worked together to transform 4 previously derelict local venues into facilities for our community: The Well Community Centre, Flanders Playing Field, Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion and the Grow Together Be Together Community Garden.

From these renovated venues, we deliver a growing range of specialist community support projects:

We also hire out our high quality community facilities at affordable rates so our venues provide a home for many local sports clubs, community groups, support services, faith groups and private functions. Check out this video of our work in 2018: