The Rainbow Centre was taken over by the local community in 2011, led by a partnership of local organisations – The Somali Family Support Group, BCVYS and Barnet Community Projects. They formed the Rainbow Centre User Group so that the centre could stay open for local activities and services for all ages.
Barnet Community Projects manages the day-to-day running of the centre.
We offer a range of regular activities and services, from a toddler group to youth sports to a money advice service, working with many local partners.
Past activities and services include the SWITCH skatepark, job club, Acorn2Oaks arts and crafts, football, street dance, Bingo, film screenings, salsa dancing, flower arranging, community kitchen, social care courses and an Albanian Saturday school.
The Rainbow Centre User Group is a not-for-profit CIC; Barnet Community Projects is a registered charity. Neither receives regular funding from Barnet Council to run the centre. We raise funds from trusts, foundations, donor and room hire to keep the centre open and thriving.