Acton Community Forum (ACF) addresses the holistic issues of the deprived Acton Wards and estates of the London Borough of Ealing. ACF’s mission has been to empower local residents to solve their problems and improve the area’s quality of life. Our aims are to develop community capacity, rebuild social capital and bring the talents and diversity of the area together to participate in Acton’s regeneration.
To do this we bring together and support local residents and grassroots organisations, and serve as an enabling gateway between them and Ealing Council, Councillors and MPs, RSLs, the Local Strategic Partnership, and mainstream and statutory providers.
We also provide a wide range of direct services, both on our own and with a wide variety of partners—local residents and volunteers, grassroots voluntary groups, statutory and mainstream providers, Ealing Council, and others…numbering 150 over the past year.
WHAT WE DO
Supporting Actonians to make the area a better place is our primary area of work, which we accomplish through:
- Networks and forums
- Supporting residents to make their communities a better place
- Support, capacity building and fundraising for community groups
- Research & Consultations
ACF manages and supports thriving hubs featuring a wide variety of services and projects. They're also available to hire for parties and events.
- Oaktree Community Centre
- North Acton Pavilion
- Acton Vale Community Centre
- Portal Way [Coming Soon]
ARTS & EVENTS
In partnership with ARTification (formaly known as Acton Arts Forum) we are creating a thriving arts culture in Acton through events, festivals and arts based projects and activities.
- Acton Carnival
- South Acton Party For All
- Mount Event
- Public art installations
- Exhibitions, events, workshops & classes
- Acton-wide projects such as 'Love Acton' and Acton Heritage
In partnership with LBE Public Health and Ealing's key community hubs, ACF is working to improve community health and well-being through health checks, healthy cooking workshops, information, events and joint working.