Welcome to Bonny Downs Community Association​

BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of East Ham since 1998. We strive to make a real and lasting difference to the quality of life of local people by promoting community cohesion, tackling isolation, encouraging healthier lifestyles and addressing the root causes of poverty.


Over time, our team of locally-based staff and volunteers have worked together to transform 4 previously derelict local venues into facilities for our community: The Well Community Centre, Flanders Playing Field, Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion and the Grow Together Be Together Community Garden.


From these renovated venues, we deliver a growing range of specialist community support projects:

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We also hire out our high quality community facilities at affordable rates so our venues provide a home for many local sports clubs, community groups, support services, faith groups and private functions. Check out this video of our work in 2018:

BDCA were delighted to be awarded the NCVO PQASSO level 1 Quality Mark in November 2017! We met all 11 category areas of best practice with particular strengths highlighted as: leadership and management, governance, user centred service, working with others and assessing outcomes and impact. But we were most pleased by the comment from our independent assessor: “You have a fantastic group of trustees, volunteers and staff – in fact I don’t think I have ever come across a more enthusiastic and friendly group!”

To find out more about what our charity has been up to recently, you can download our latest annual impact report here or read through our current strategic plan by clicking here. Keep up to date with our current news by following us on twitter @bdca247, liking our facebook page or sign up to our e-newsletter mailing list.

BDCA was founded on 3rd September 1998 and is a registered company limited by guarantee number 3625785. We are a registered charity number 1071625.


Registered office: The Well Community Centre, 49 Vicarage Lane, East Ham, London E6 6DQ.

We send e-newsletters every month or two to bring you news updates, information on our services, activities and events, and share good news stories from our community projects in Newham!

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