Community Projects

As a hub for the local community, the Centre is home to a variety

of active groups.

Each group offers different members of the community support, engagement, learning and positive experiences. Each of these groups are delivered through grant funding and donations made to the Centre from a range of supporters.

Check out What’s On for details of when the groups meet.

All Together Now

All Together Now is an international community group, who enjoy an eclectic range of activities as part of their weekly meet-ups. Crafts, cooking, gardening, walking, music; the group celebrates the diverse languages and cultures that make up the community here in Cumbria and the South Lakes.

To find out more about this group, contact Gale Chen at [email protected] or follow them on Instagram.

Stories Together

Stories Together is a multi-language library and book club for children and their families.


The group runs every Friday in term time from 3.15pm – 4.30pm The sessions

vary from being at the Centre downstairs in the Rothay Room, to being in

the Rothay Park (next to the Centre) on sunnier days.


There is no cost to attend these sessions, and all ages are welcome, with

books available to read and borrow in over 25 different languages.


To find out more about this group, contact:


Gale Chen on 07724 251 821 or email [email protected] 



Evergreen

Evergreen is a group which provides regular opportunities for older people in the community to get together; to enable their social wellbeing and to benefit from mentally and physically stimulating activities, encouraging the latter to be offered by as many local diverse groups and individuals as possible.

To find out more about this group, email [email protected] or contact the Centre directly.

Our Place Youth Club

Our Place Youth Project was formed in 2002 by a group of local young people, who had nowhere to go in the evening. They worked with a volunteer, who helped them raise funds to pay a part-time youth worker. In 2006 the group moved into the Centre, where they still have their ‘club room’ in the basement; recently refurbished with new flooring part-funded by Ambleside Rotary Club.

Now delivered by Youth Engagement Service, in partnership with the Centre, Our Place provides Ambleside’s only drop in youth club; a safe and positive environment for young people to meet with friends, try new things and develop interests and hobbies. Operating during term-time with weekly activities both at the Centre and out on Rothay Park, Our Place is open to any young person who wants to come long.

Do you want to come along to Our Place Youth Club?

Tuesdays (term time)

·      Juniors 16.15 – 18.15. Seniors 18.15 – 20.15.

To find out more about this group, contact Ian Parr at [email protected] or visit YES.

Games for Men

Games for Men is weekly social group for older men from within the community. Creating an informal and supportive space for members to come along, enjoy the company of others with cups of tea, biscuits and of course; some games! With table tennis, pool and crosswords as firm favourites; the group welcomes new members and any ideas for future activities.

To find out more about this group, contact Chris Shepherd at [email protected].


Ambleside Parish Centre

The Centre, Vicarage Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DH

Tel: 015394 34172

Email: [email protected]

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