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What We Do

Advocating Change, Supporting the Vulnerable, Empowering Community Action



Our Mission:

The Social Action Hub's mission is to bring people together by organising social action projects and delivering services that make a difference to our local community.   We meet the needs of the local community and provide a wide range of services to vulnerable adults, families and children.

Our Vision:

The Social Action Hub's vision is to create and inspire community action that addresses social concerns of our time within our local communities and supports the development of these activities in three ways:

  • Providing facilities and services that empower & support individuals of all ages to learn, develop, grow and contribute to society

  •  Addressing social and environmental issues that affect our communities through targeted projects and services that meet needs

  • Fundraising and partnership working with local good causes to make a bigger impact

The charity was formed in 1993, in response the social and economic issues that arose after the closing of local pits, originally providing detached youth work. We have grown into a thriving community hub offering a diverse range of projects and services.

Find out more by clicking on our HERE to view our Projects and Services.

Youth Club

We provide weekly youth clubs for ages 5 -19 in Rainworth and Blidworth.


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We provide daily playscheme sessions for ages 5 -12 during school holidays.


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Tree House

We provide 121 support and counselling for young people struggling with mental health.

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C- Card

We provide a range of sexual health & relationship support, including the provision of condoms.

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Free Meals

We provide free meals, where funding is available for young people during holidays.

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Emergency Food

We provide emergency food parcels to local residents via referrals from professional bodies.

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The Social Supermarket

£3.50 for a basket of daily provisions. 

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Youth Community Fridge

Free food  available for under 25's every Tuesday

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Community Learning

We provide a range of courses and qualifications.

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Forest School

We provide weekly sessions for ages 5 -12 during school holidays.


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Social Eating

We provide a warm space weekly social eating events for under 25's.

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Room Hire

You can hire our spaces for private functions, local groups and learning sessions.

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Community Service



The Social Action Hub is the largest food poverty and food waste project in North Nottinghamshire. 

Surplus food is donated by the Co-op, Fareshare, Neighbourly, Tesco, Asda, Greggs, Aldi, Lidl, Pets At Home, small local retailers and local individuals.

Our amazing team of over 20 volunteers collect and distribute that food from over 70 store pick ups per week to vulnerable and isolated individuals living in Rainworth, Blidworth and surrounding areas.

We also make sure that nothing is wasted by making sure that fresh bread, vegetables and fruit that is past its best goes to local farms, allotments and animal shelters.


We have provided over 30,000 meals in the form of food parcels to local people.

Emergency Food Parcels are available upon request.  please call, chat or message us on Facebook


Social Supermarket Opening Hours are:

Monday 10 - 2

Wednesday 4 - 7

Thursday 10 - 2

In 2022 we launched the countries first Youth Community Fridge for under 25's to access free food and a worm space.  


Youth Community Fridge opening Hours are:

Tuesday & Wednesday 4-7


See below for details.

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Picking Up Trash

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Vincent van Gogh

Create a Membership Account for the service you require AND subscribe to the Website to purchase services & items online or at the Social Supermarket

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