How can we help
Who we are
How you can help
Welcome to this website which is provided by Harleston Information Plus. We hope the site enables you to find out more about our organisation’s work, the town of Harleston and surrounding area.
Harleston Information Plus has a voluntary management board made up of local people and with the help of around 40 volunteers provides services and support to over 6500 people each year. Our services include Harleston community information centre, a local jobs clubs, work skills related training programme and social activitiesincluding Stitch and Chatter and Tea & Chat.
The organisation is based at 8 Exchange Street in Harleston. Harleston Information Plus is a registered charity funded through grants and donations. It costs £50,000 per year to run our services.
For the 16/17 year Harleston Information Plus received funding from Harleston Town Council, South Norfolk Council, Norfolk Community Foundation, Fressingfield Eleemosynary, Santander Discovery Fund, Harleston Grapevine, Harleston Lions and Harleston Community Craft Group. However there is still a shortfall in funding if you would like to make a donation please see the link 'how you can help'.
In January 2015 Harleston Information Plus opened the Clive Hudson Room at 8 Exchange St, with the intention of offering a community space where there is internet access, room to sit and chat plus a programme of social activities and leisure workshops. The development of this room was made possible by a grant from South Norfolk Council and a generous donation from Olive Hudson. Olive's husband Clive Hudson was chair of Harleston Information Plus from 2003-2014, he was very much the driving force behind the growth of our services during this period. Clive is fondly remembered and sadly missed, when Olive heard of our plans to create a new area at the information centre in his memory she was keen to help us.
We are currently Harleston Co-op (Market Place and Harleston Funeralcare) Community Charity.
For more information about the organisation or services offered please use the links on the side of this page.