Hamara has grown to be the largest ethnic minority organisation in the voluntary and community sector in Leeds.

Our vision

Is to renovate the Old Cockburn Sports Hall into a new sustainable, vibrant community hub – The Cockburn Centre based in Hunslet Moor, Leeds. This will be a local community business which operates for the benefit of local neighbourhoods which is led and run by adults with learning disabilities and supported by local volunteers.

The Cockburn Centre will continue to operate as a sports hall and community hub for the benefit of the local community.

The total project cost is £1.2m so we need all the help we can get!

We have made some good progress to date. We have completed the concept phase of the project through support from our architects “YEME” and our Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers “Spring & Co Ltd”.

If you can offer any help in this much needed project or want to be part of the Cockburn Community Committee then please contact or call 07989943432 for a quick chat!

What we’ll do with the money

We want to progress the project into stage 2, which includes completing detailed designs and progressing the project towards planning permission. So the bulk of the money raised will be spent on architect’s fees.

We also want to continue with our community consultations to ensure The Cockburn Centre development is steered by the local community needs and furthermore we would like to pay for a fundraising consultant to help us to apply for funding to pay for the construction of The Cockburn Centre.

Who are we?

The Hamara Healthy Living Centre has come together with private and public stakeholders and the community with the aim of renovating and restoring the Old Cockburn Sports Hall into a thriving community business.

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