The Tab Centre is a Grade II listed building based in Shoreditch, East London. The Tab Centre is first and foremost a community centre The aim of the Tab Centre is to provide services that support the most vulnerable people in our community, ranging from the elderly, youth, homeless, people with special needs and disabled. The Tab Centre is proud of the projects that run here and we feel privileged to be able to work with the people who come through our doors. Many of the people that access our services are from different backgrounds and cultures, which illustrates our aim that the Tab Centre is ‘a place for all’. The Tab Centre is a community project of Shoreditch Tabernacle Baptist Church who play an active role in serving the community and reaching out to the local people. Many of the projects are funded through various grants or income from hall hire.
Secondly, the Tab Centre provides affordable office space to locally based community projects and charities that also provide valuable services to the community including Arts for All, Door of Hope and Spitalfields Crypt Trust. These services include; working with victims of sex trafficking, helping people recover from their addictions and homelessness, helping people to gain work experience and employment, running positive activities based around the creative arts with the aim of building self confidence. The income from these rentals provide a secure monthly income that enables the Tab Centre to cover its core costs ranging from paying utility bills, building maintenance and general administration.
Finally, the Tab Centre is a venue hire space. The main hall is available for hire most weekends. The income from hall hire is vital to sustaining the work that goes on here.