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About us

History

 

Top Church Training was first registered as a charity in March 1997.

Young people were literally knocking on the door of the vicarage at Top Church in Dudley for help and support. Their needs were too complex for the then Vicar and so, along with his Parish Council, he set up a stand-alone project which could provide one-to-one support to those most in need.


Even though the project was born out of Christian church community, we aren't a religious group and are open to all denominations & beliefs.

March 2018

 

We move to the DCC Centre in Salop Street Dudley.  The facilities here enabled to begin building and extending our facilities to include a working cafe and sports clubs

 

February 2020

 

The Café project has become so successful that we were able to take it into proper restaurant premises. 

 

After many months of hard work raising funding and refurbishing premises located just across the street from our offices in Brierley Hill, Harry's Café opened to the public.

The goal is to build a self-funding training ground for beneficiaries.  Our Allotment Project provides much of the vegetable produce towards the menu and as a side-benefit, we will be able to provide healthy meals for those of our beneficiaries who really need them.

The two projects working in tandem also provides opportunity for beneficiaries to gain some understanding of a supply chain.

March 2020

 

Our cafe project has often supported the most vulnerable of our beneficiaries, ensuring they had had at least some healthy balanced meals in their diet.
 
With the onset of the COVID lockdown we realised the importance and redirected some of our resources towards providing front line help for as many of those in need as was possible.

The number of meals provided rocketed and during lockdown, the free meal service grew into a project of it's own - now affectionately know as Harry's Larder Project.


Establishing this project next helped us provide for schoolchildren, who after the Government ruling lost access to school dinners during the holidays.  And by continuing it into the future, we hope to ensure that we can help many more people who aren't currently able to provide for themselves.

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30-32 High Street
Brierley Hill

West Midlands
DY5 3AE

Tel: 01384 262114

TOP CHURCH TRAINING
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Funded By

Registered Charity No. 1062241
Registered in England & Wales as a limited company - No. 03328704