Current Occupants

The Old Fire Station is home to a number of inspirational charities and not-for-profit organisations for the benefit of the people of Hackney.

Growing Communities

Changing the food system since 1996, Growing Communities is a community-led organisation based in Hackney, North London, which is providing a real, practical alternative to the current damaging food system – changing what we eat, how we eat and how it’s farmed.  For more information, please visit our website or contact us via email on or phone us on 020 7502 7588.

Hackney Migrant Centre

Hackney Migrant Centre opened in April 2008 after it was identified by several sources that there was a need for an advice and support service in Hackney and the local area.   Hackney Migrant Centre Activities include: Weekly drop-in for advice and social activities; Free immigration and welfare advice; Medical advice and help in accessing NHS health services; A nutritious meal.

For further information or to make a referral please phone on 07504332706; email or visit our website on

Hackney Children’s Theatre

Hackney Children’s Theatre is an east London project presenting theatre for children. Our aim is to bring good professional affordable theatre made for children to Hackney. We are a not for profit, volunteer led project.  Theatre days are managed by volunteers who have marketed the shows, run front of house and stage manage the professional performance, keeping ticket prices accessible.  We enjoy collaborating with the excellent artists and designers from our community and beyond.  We produce a children’s dance program called Adrenalindance, which is about having fun and taking part.  For further information please contact Andrew at or on 07487323188


SkatePal is a non-profit organisation that works with communities throughout Palestine to enhance the lives of young people and promote the benefits of skateboarding.  Since 2013, our ongoing presence and award-winning projects have reached hundreds of young people across the West Bank and won acclaim and recognition from supporters around the world.  We are run by a committed team of local and international volunteers who, through teaching skate classes, building skateparks and providing equipment, are enabling an ever-growing number of Palestinian skaters to empower themselves and inspire the next generation of Palestinian youth.  If you’re interested in volunteering; have some skate equipment you’d like to donate; or just want a friendly chat – get in touch! and

Jamboulay Carnival Arts

Jamboulay Carnival Arts Promotion

Jamboulay Carnival Arts Promotion is an active member of the Local Arts Network and Carnival Cluster group in the borough of Hackney including several years member participation with NHMBA now currently (CAMF).

Jamboulay Carnival Arts Promotion is a costume carnival band focusing on historical and traditional carnival Arts. It is also a voluntary Non-profit making group managed by a management committee with charitable purposes led by a group of volunteers.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Rubena on Tel:+256 7904 247286, or email her at

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