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Hackney Marsh Partnership

Hackney Marsh Partnership works to alleviate poverty and reduce isolation in Hackney, to enable individuals and communities to flourish.

We do this through youth programmes, community activities and adult training and employability programmes.

What we do

Since 1996 Hackney Marsh Partnership has worked with local people in Kingsmead, Clapton, Homerton and Hackney Wick to pioneer and establish specialist projects and services. We work local residents to develop grassroots projects which have a useful and relevant impact.

We manage community centres on behalf of Sanctuary Homes and Concorde & Stoke Newington Youth Club  on behalf of Young Hackney. We also provide training and adult learning opportunities for those seeking employment, advice and support.

Hackney Marsh Partnership works to enable adults, children and young people to find their own ways through problems associated with poverty, prejudice and powerlessness. While we acknowledge the value of short-term projects in doing this, we recognise the need to work with local people to build up and sustain local services, resources and amenities in the long term. Our aims are to work with local people to:

  • Achieve their economic, educational, social, and spiritual potential

  • Develop projects and services that tackle poverty, prejudice and powerlessness

  • Develop appropriate services to meet the needs of local residents

  • Foster active partnerships with individuals, community groups, statutory services and the private sector in pursuit of the above.

  • Encourage and nurture the potential, imagination and creativity in local people.

Our passion is in the process – enabling people to flourish and succeed; and the outcomes – authentic improvement in the quality of life locally.

Partners & Funders


We’re very grateful to the support of our partners and funders for making our work possible.



LB Hackney
Hackney Learning Trust



Church Urban Fund
Community Fund
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
The Laing Family Charities
Bridge House Estates Trust Fund
Wick SRB Board
Children’s Fund


Our Team
Gary Burgess, CEO

Gary began his career as an engineer working in the private sector in telecoms and latterly the defense sector based in the UK and Middle East, prior to making a career change in the late nineties moving to the voluntary sector. Gary Began working as a trainer for Careers Development group he quickly moved into operational management working with Instant Muscle, mBA Training and Development and Tomorrows People Trust. He spent nine years at Action Acton (now Action West London) as Economic Development and Operations Manager. He took up the post of CEO at Hackney Marsh Partnership in November 2013.

Joyclen Brodie-Mendes, Concorde & Stoke Newington Youth Center Manager

Joyclen is the Youth Programme Manager for both Concorde and the Stokenewington Youth Hubs. She is the longest serving member of the HMP staff team and has been working for the organisation since 2002. Joyclen strives through her work force to provide young people with amazing, positive activities. Empowering young people to aspire and achieve without limits. Her passion for young people is evident in the young people she has worked with and the families we continue to support.

Jeanna Brodie-Sanderson,
Senior Youth Worker

Jeanna has been working for HMP at the Concorde centre for 11years. Jeanna works with young people aged 7-21yrs old planning and implementing a holistic programme of positive activities to take place from Concorde and trips off-site.

Golam Ali, Benefits Advisor

Golam graduated from Dhaka University, Bangladesh more than three decades ago, working various jobs including the British High Commission as LE1 commercial officer in Dhaka, before coming to the UK to study  and studied law at the University of East London.

In London he worked for many employers including his work as one of Eastend CAB's advisers for about 4 years, before he started working for HMP in 2009. Golam is responsible for  helping people to apply for diffrent welfare benefits and Hackney Discretionary Crisis Support Grant, as well as offering advice on housing, benefits and welfare issues. He is a qualified Translator Interpreter in Bengali-English.

Youth Workers
  • Nyah Buffong

  • Sophie Douglas

  • Lee Oakley

  • Donique White

  • Hezron Buffong

  • Jeanna Brodie-Mends 

  • Femi Ijelu

Facility Staff​

  • ​Samantha

  • Nicki

Our Volunteers

  • Rebecca Lloyd – Volunteer Accountant –

  • Johnson Owolabi – Advice Volunteer

Our Trustees

Chairman - Tom Rahilly

Secretary - Lizzie Clifford

Trustees - Tom Perry

Gareth Evans

Sharon Patrick

Sumi Ejiri

James Pole

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