New Wortley Community Association has existed since 1982 and works to provide services and support to the people of New Wortley one of the most deprived parts of Leeds. We operate and run the New Wortley Community Centre, which is a hub for services and support. The Community Centre is owned by the Community Association, a registered charity and an organisation that exists to help the people of New Wortley. New Wortley Community Centre was the first community owned Community Centre in Leeds!
We have a full timetable of activities and services including a Community Café, Laundry and charity shop. We have a Community Hall which can be hired out to community groups and agencies. At the present time activities include Job Club, Positive communication group, Confidence group, Youth group, Fitness groups, slimming club, Housing and multi agency surgeries, local councillor surgeries, Lunch Club and ESOL Classes. The centre is used for multi agency meetings for the area, by the local residents association and for public meetings to address problems and changes in the local area.The building is wholly owned by the Community Association and at present we self generate about 75% of the income we need to run the building through our social enterprise activities, we raise the rest through grants and funding applications.