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Our Values:

Advocating Change

Supporting the Vulnerable

Empowering Communities

Hey There

Welcome to The Social Action Hub's website. 

We hope you can find everything you need, if you have any questions or queries please contact us via telephone, email, web chat or Facebook.

We are a small independent registered charity concerned with improving the life chances and increasing sustainable opportunities for those who are most deprived, isolated and marginalised in our society.

About Us

Our Vision

The Social Action Hub's vision is to bring people together by organising social action projects and delivering services that make a difference to our local community. 

Advocating change, we provide a wide range of innovative projects and services to vulnerable adults, families and children. 

Supporting the vulnerable through the relief of poverty and support for mental health and wellbeing 

We empower communities to become more cohesive, resilient and sustainable.

Our Mission

The Social Action Hub's mission is to create and inspire community action that addresses the social concerns of our time in three ways:

  • Providing high quality facilities and human resources that empower & support individuals of all ages to learn, develop, grow and contribute to society

  • Addressing current social, economic and environmental issues that affect local people; creating and delivering targeted projects and services that meet needs of our community

  • Fundraising and partnership work with local good causes to make a bigger impact, maximise funding and increase opportunities for the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community

Find out more about how our mission is brought to life by viewing our Projects and Services section

Our Values 

Advocating Change

  • Act upon opportunities for continuous improvement. Encourage prudent risk-taking

  • Listen to stakeholders, amplify their voice and respond to their needs 

  • Explore alternative approaches

  • Embrace learning and development

  • Our workforce and our beneficiaries demonstrate a personal commitment to change through actions and words 

Supporting the Vulnerable

  • Our workforce demonstrate the following qualities;

    • Strong key skills - ICT, Communication, Numeracy

    • Patient

    • Kind

    • Observant

    • Helpful

    • Flexible

    • Reliable

    • Trustworthy

    • Skilled

    • Experienced

  • ​Provide a wide range of innovative projects and services to vulnerable adults, families and children that provide relief from poverty and support for mental health and wellbeing ​


Empowering Communities


  • By; Listening and amplifying  the voice if our beneficiaries

  • By; Continuously improving our service delivery

  • By; Responding to community needs

  • By; Building effective relationships with partners and stakeholders 

  • By; providing effective leadership, and clear accountability for the safety and wellbeing of our beneficiaries and workforce

  • By; Providing services that are led by the community and meet the communities needs

What We Do

Youth Club

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


Click here to find out more.


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.

Click here to find out more.

C- Card

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

Click here to find out more.

Free Meals

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

Click here to find out more.

Emergency Food

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

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The Social Supermarket

£4.50 for a basket of daily provisions. 

Click here to find out more.

Youth Community Fridge

Free food  available for under 25's every Tuesday

Click here to find out more. 

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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Get to Know Us

The charity was formed in 1993, in response to the social and economic issues that arose after the closing of local pits. Originally we provided detached youth work to disillusioned young people in Rainworth and Blidworth. Concerned with supporting young people into positive outcomes, tackle anti social behaviour and a lack of opportunities in the area .


We have grown into a thriving community hub offering a diverse range of projects and services. 


Our CEO, Claire Penny has been invited by the Lord Lieutenant  to attend the Kings Garden Party in May 2023  in recognition of her 30 year commitment to the charity and work within the education, skills and voluntary sectors; achieving a lasting impact for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Team Foodshare

The Social Action Hub is the largest food poverty and food waste project in North Nottinghamshire, we launched Team Foodshare in 2017. 

Surplus food is sourced from 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 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 3,000 meals in the form of emergency food parcels to local people this year.

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


We launched The Social Supermarket ⟨™⟩  in 2020 and it is now trademarked. 

Social Supermarket Opening Hours are:

Monday 10am - 2pm

Wednesday 12pm-3pm & 4pm - 7pm

Thursday 10am - 2pm

We have over 600 beneficiaries accessing The Social Supermarket ⟨™⟩ , with an average of 30 people visiting per day.

We have provided over 63,000 meals via The Social Supermarket ⟨™⟩ this year.

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 in alignment with Youth Club Session  Times (term time):

Tuesday 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

The Youth Community Fridge is also available throughout Playscheme in School Holidays 



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