The Grand was set-up in 2001 as a multi-partner agency working across the borough.Since then we have established a successful youth service, helped hundreds of people get online and learn how to use the internet, assisted people in their search for a new job and helped people lose weight and quit smoking.
We work with every secondary school in the borough, manage community events, run a community allotment and have produced an annual youth performance at the Woodville theatre for the past 10 years.
Our work and objectives change as local needs change and funding is available, but we constantly strive to assist residents with their physical, emotional and mental health, both here at the Grand or by referring people to partner or local organisations who are best placed to help.
We work across Gravesham. Our base is within the Gravesend Methodist Church Community Centre and many of our services are based here. But we also run our workshops and classes in different spaces and locations in the local area.
Our exercise classes take place at NWK Crossfit gym on Brewhouse Lane in Gravesend town centre (just off of Queen Street), while our tech classes take place here at the Grand and at St Aiden's Church and the Gurdwara in Gravesend town centre.
In summer months we run sessions outside in the parks and outdoor gyms.Our GYG youth workshops and youth clubs take place at:Methodist Church, Gravesend town centre Higham Memorial Hall, Higham Meopham and Cobham.We are involved in different pop-up events in the borough, from Fort Gardens to The Enchanted Garden in Northfleet