African Caribbean Leadership Company (ACLC)

ACLC is fundraising for internal repairs to stop closure of the Cultural Centre in North London N8.

The iconic African Caribbean Cultural Centre in Hornsey, North London is in need of internal repairs. We are raising funds for these repairs so we can re-open the Cultural Centre with renewed vigour aimed at revitalizing and serving our Community.
raised of £280,000 target
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We are fundraising for the internal repairs and refurbishing of our beloved cultural centre to avoid permanent closure of the building which has fallen into a state of disrepair.

The African Caribbean Leadership Company Limited (ACLC) a charitable organisation, is responsible for the internal repairs. Some of the repairs and refurbishing needed includes; electrical rewiring, lift replacement, painting and decorating, replacement of heating distribution system including pipework, controls and heat emitters, ventilation system replacement, and bringing it up to date with current building regulations.

Your donation

Your donation will help to get these repairs done and the centre reopened to serve all members of our community, with new initiatives that will include our young people, and much-needed services, particularly in this post-pandemic era.


Built in the 1980s with some resemblance to the hull of the Empire Windrush, the African Caribbean Cultural Centre (formally West Indian Cultural Centre) has been serving the community of Haringey for over 30 years. Pioneering community leaders from the Windrush Generation fought long and hard to establish this iconic building for the African Caribbean Community, as a space where culturally sensitive social welfare and counselling services, education, leadership development, and cultural heritage could be transmitted to younger generations.

Over the years, our community has enjoyed family and memorable occasions as well as historic, cultural, and educational events at the cultural centre. It has also provided an elderly daycare service, and pre COVID a senior citizens luncheon club as a regular place for our elderly to meet up, share their stories and partake in activities. The centre also houses a treasured Black history library, and a space for learning.

"Essentially, the African Caribbean Cultural Centre today is our legacy from those pioneering and visionary leaders from the Windrush Generation!"


ACLC is self-funded, does not receive core funding from the local authority, and relies upon hiring out its spaces or hosting educational events to generate income. The Centre has been closed since March 2020.


In this post-pandemic era a space like the cultural centre has never been more needed for the African Caribbean community. We are, therefore, prevailing upon your support and generosity to help us raise funds for the internal repairs needed, so we can reopen the centre with renewed vigour, new initiatives and, a space our community so desperately needs.

About the charity

ACLC was founded in 1975 by members of the Windrush Generation to serve the African Caribbean community in Haringey, North London. Through the Cultural Centre, ACLC provides culturally sensitive support in; social welfare, youth activities, women welfare, education, events, and cultural activities.

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