This year, the Bridge Renewal Trust celebrates 10 years of working with communities in Haringey: reducing health inequalities; building stronger communities and improving the quality of life of the people of Haringey.

The Bridge says thank you to all its stakeholders and partners who have supported the charity over the last 10 years.

Download our 10 year anniversary booklet here

Our impact and achievements

  • Over 20,000 people benefiting from our services and activities
  • Over 540 average service delivery hours per week
  • Over 150 local community groups/networks supported
  • Over £8m of additional money raised for the local voluntary and community sector since 2015
  • 45 people employed, 78% Haringey residents.

Healthy living

  • 1,410 local families healthy cooking and eating together
  • 181 people participating in physical activities since 2018
  • 110 families joining in mental well-being programmes since 2018
  • 156 local people supported into work
  • 9,432 whole health complementary therapy treatments since 2013
  • 12,250 local people having their say since 2009
  • 158 local community and faith groups supported with mental health awareness since 2018
  • Over 500 lonely and isolated residents accessing practical and emotional support on leaving hospital each year.


  • Over 1,000 people helped to apply to volunteer in Haringey annually
  • 576 volunteers and community champions making a difference in their communities
  • 496 people attended one of 10 Volunteering Fairs since 2017
  • 67 Volunteer Involving Organisations received Best Practise support since 2018
  • 4 times a year our Volunteer Managers’ Forums provide a space for peer support, learning and networking.

Accessible, inclusive and quality community spaces

  • 3 vibrant and valued local community centres
  • Over 2,000 people use our community buildings every week.
  • 4,200 hours of affordable community space at Chestnuts Community Centre annually
  • 19 Community businesses and start-ups have used our community spaces since 2011.

Our ambition

To show that communities can lead, grow what we inherited and make more possible for the benefit of local residents.

Thank you to all our supporters and funders

Bridge Renewal Trust is a local jewel, providing an outstanding service for Haringey communities throughout its first 10 years. Following their confirmation as the Council’s strategic partner for the voluntary and community sector in 2015 our relationship continues to go from strength to strength. I would like to congratulate Bridge on reaching this important milestone and thank Geoffrey, and all the staff, for their tireless efforts on behalf of all people in Haringey.  I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that the Haringey voluntary sector is stronger, able to attract more external funding and deliver better services.
Councillor Joseph Ejiofor, Leader of Haringey Council


For the past 10 years the Bridge Renewal Trust has provided a pillar of support to local charities across Haringey, empowering communities to flourish and grow through increasingly difficult times. As the MP for Tottenham I am hugely grateful to the Trust, and proud of the work carried out by their tireless volunteers. In the space of the past 10 years more than 5,000 people have participated in Trust activities aimed at empowering communities and more than 150 people have been supported back into work. For these people and many beyond, the Trust offers invaluable hope, support and empowerment. I have no doubt the next 10 years will be just as successful.
Rt Hon David Lammy, MP for Tottenham

The Bridge Renewal Trust plays a crucial role in promoting community cohesion, assisting the voluntary sector to coordinate and be proactive and positive on issues as complex as knife crime, assisting young people to thrive and encouraging crucial summer activities across Haringey. I wish The Bridge all the best for the coming years in sustaining our vital voluntary sector during tough times.” 
Catherine West MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

The Bridge is a fantastic organisation who has really supported us to engage with communities in Haringey. Happy 10th anniversary – we hope you have a brilliant day celebrating!” 
Dr Peter Christian, Chair of Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group

On behalf of the Greater London Lieutenancy, I would like to congratulate you on your 10th Anniversary.  I also wish to express my deep appreciation of the hard work and dedication of everyone there for making such a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of our local communities over the last 10 years. You should all be very proud of your achievements and it is a pleasure and privilege for me to support and promote the important work you do both now and in the future.” 
Captain Peter Baker RD DL RNR, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Haringey