Partners of Cornerstone House Centre

As a developing Community Anchor Organisation, Cornerstone House Centre has developed strong and fruitful partnerships with a diverse range of voluntary, statutory and private sector agencies over a number of years, with collaboration and connectivity being one of the organisation’s core values.

The organisation's partners can neatly be identified through four categories - our tenants, our collaborations, our community and our funders. Further information on the importance of each of these partnerships to Cornerstone House Centre is featured below.

Over the coming year, The Centre looks forward to strengthening its existing partnerships and developing new ones as the organisation continues to grow and expand.

Partners of Cornerstone House Centre

As a developing Community Anchor Organisation, Cornerstone House Centre has developed strong and fruitful partnerships with a diverse range of voluntary, statutory and private sector agencies over a number of years, with collaboration and connectivity being one of the organisation’s core values.

The organisation's partners can neatly be identified through four categories - our tenants, our collaborations, our community and our funders. Further information on the importance of each of these partnerships to Cornerstone House Centre is featured below.

Over the coming year, The Centre looks forward to strengthening its existing partnerships and developing new ones as the organisation continues to grow and expand.

VALUED CUSTOMERS

Our Tenants

The tenants of Cornerstone House Centre are those organisations and individuals that hire facilities within the organisation’s community-owned building, including those undertaking regular lets and those hiring facilities on a one-off or an occasional basis. All tenants are valued greatly and are welcomed into the Cornerstone House Centre family.

Some of the organisation’s long-standing and highly respected tenants include:

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship A community-focussed church which over a 10-year period has been instrumental in facilitating redevelopment and community ownership of the building, with Sunday worship services and other fellowship activities coordinated
Cornerstone Cafe A popular community cafe enterprise which operates from The Centre six days per week, serving breakfasts, lunches, refreshments, snacks and takeaways and providing a friendly meeting place for local citizens
Drop-In Cafe A volunteer-led organisation which reduces social isolation for those experiencing disadvantage through the provision of cafe, entertainment and information services each Monday and Thursday within Cornerstone House Centre
Bethlehem House of Bread Food Bank A Cumbernauld organisation which provides food parcels, toiletries and other necessary items to those in poverty or facing crisis situations (upon referral) every Thursday evening from Cornerstone House Centre
Slimming World A dedicated Cumbernauld Slimming World group meets at Cornerstone House Centre every Friday and Saturday morning, supporting local people to lose weight and become healthier through a flexible and targeted approach
LMC Aesthetics and Nails A nails, beauty and aesthetics company which operates its business from within Cornerstone House Centre, where a special intimate nail salon setting has been established within an office unit to accommodate 'The Lounge'

Other tenant partners of Cornerstone House Centre include, amongst others, One Parent Families Scotland, New College Lanarkshire, NHS Lanarkshire, and North Lanarkshire Council.



Our Tenants

The tenants of Cornerstone House Centre are those organisations and individuals that hire facilities within the organisation’s community-owned building, including those undertaking regular lets and those hiring facilities on a one-off or an occasional basis. All tenants are valued greatly and are welcomed into the Cornerstone House Centre family.

Some of the organisation’s long-standing and highly respected tenants include:

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship A community-focussed church which over a 10-year period has been instrumental in facilitating redevelopment and community ownership of the building, with Sunday worship services and other fellowship activities coordinated
Cornerstone Cafe A popular community cafe enterprise which operates from The Centre six days per week, serving breakfasts, lunches, refreshments, snacks and takeaways and providing a friendly meeting place for local citizens
Drop-In Cafe A volunteer-led organisation which reduces social isolation for those experiencing disadvantage through the provision of cafe, entertainment and information services each Monday and Thursday within Cornerstone House Centre
Bethlehem House of Bread Food Bank A Cumbernauld organisation which provides food parcels, toiletries and other necessary items to those in poverty or facing crisis situations (upon referral) every Thursday evening from Cornerstone House Centre
Slimming World A dedicated Cumbernauld Slimming World group meets at Cornerstone House Centre every Friday and Saturday morning, supporting local people to lose weight and become healthier through a flexible and targeted approach
LMC Aesthetics and Nails A nails, beauty and aesthetics company which operates its business from within Cornerstone House Centre, where a special intimate nail salon setting has been established within an office unit to accommodate 'The Lounge'

Other tenant partners of Cornerstone House Centre include, amongst others, One Parent Families Scotland, New College Lanarkshire, NHS Lanarkshire, and North Lanarkshire Council.


WORKING TOGETHER

Our Collaborations

Cornerstone House Centre works closely with a range of cross-sector partner agencies and organisations with a view to benefiting the local community.

Within the statutory sector, the organisation has established and valued links with key Community Planning Partners such as North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire, Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, Department for Work and Pensions, Social Security Scotland, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, New College Lanarkshire and Scottish Enterprise.

A range of robust partnerships also exist between Cornerstone House Centre and other third sector organisations, including Partnership for Change, Cumbernauld Poverty Action, Cumbernauld Community Forum, Cancer Research UK, North Lanarkshire Disability Forum, Drop In Cafe, Macmillan Cancer Support, CACE Older People Active Lives, and Health and Wellness Hub, to name just a few.

Furthermore, the organisation has good links with the business community in the greater Cumbernauld area. Notably, the charity works closely with Antonine Shopping Centre and Cumbernauld Town Centre to ensure that best services and provisions are on offer for those living in and visiting Cumbernauld. Other valued private sector partners and supporters include Cumbernauld News, Tesco, Asda, and Cumbernauld Business Park.

Cumbernauld FM, a volunteer-involving community radio station which broadcasts a range of music and entertainment shows to Cumbernauld and the surrounding areas on FM and online, is also a strong supporter and partner of Cornerstone House Centre.

Cornerstone House Centre is registered as a Disability Confident Committed employer, and has signed up to ensure its recruitment and employment processes are fully inclusive and accessible.



Our Collaborations

Cornerstone House Centre works closely with a range of cross-sector partner agencies and organisations with a view to benefiting the local community.

Within the statutory sector, the organisation has established and valued links with key Community Planning Partners such as North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire, Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, Department for Work and Pensions, Social Security Scotland, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, New College Lanarkshire and Scottish Enterprise.

A range of robust partnerships also exist between Cornerstone House Centre and other third sector organisations, including Partnership for Change, Cumbernauld Poverty Action, Cumbernauld Community Forum, Cancer Research UK, North Lanarkshire Disability Forum, Drop In Cafe, Macmillan Cancer Support, CACE Older People Active Lives, and Health and Wellness Hub, to name just a few.

Furthermore, the organisation has good links with the business community in the greater Cumbernauld area. Notably, the charity works closely with Antonine Shopping Centre and Cumbernauld Town Centre to ensure that best services and provisions are on offer for those living in and visiting Cumbernauld. Other valued private sector partners and supporters include Cumbernauld News, Tesco, Asda, and Cumbernauld Business Park.

Cumbernauld FM, a volunteer-involving community radio station which broadcasts a range of music and entertainment shows to Cumbernauld and the surrounding areas on FM and online, is also a strong supporter and partner of Cornerstone House Centre.

Cornerstone House Centre is registered as a Disability Confident Committed employer, and has signed up to ensure its recruitment and employment processes are fully inclusive and accessible.


CITIZENS OF CUMBERNAULD

Our Community

Over a period of several years, Cornerstone House Centre has naturally developed a niche role as an informal Community Anchor Organisation. It is neatly positioned to nurture, lead and grow Cumbernauld community connections due to its central location, modern facilities, success in delivering community projects and extensive partnership links.

Members of the Cumbernauld community, including organisational service users and other town centre visitors, form the nucleus of Cornerstone House Centre. It is these local citizens which give the charity its purpose and which drives its vision of flourishing communities and a thriving Cumbernauld.

Cornerstone House Centre is an inclusive place for everyone in the community to visit, access and use, regardless of age, health, status or other personal circumstances. In particular, the organisation is actively involved in working with children and families, older people, those facing physical, learning and mental health challenges, carers, people experiencing poverty or on lower incomes, unemployed people and people experiencing health or other inequalities.

The facility operated by Cornerstone House Centre is owned by the organisation on behalf of the local community. That means that it is designed to be utilised by all people in the greater Cumbernauld area. The premises are central and easily accessible to people living in areas such as Abronhill, Carbrain, Carrickstone, Greenfaulds, Kildrum, Lenziemill, Luggiebank, Seafar and Westfield.



Our Community

Over a period of several years, Cornerstone House Centre has naturally developed a niche role as an informal Community Anchor Organisation. It is neatly positioned to nurture, lead and grow Cumbernauld community connections due to its central location, modern facilities, success in delivering community projects and extensive partnership links.

Members of the Cumbernauld community, including organisational service users and other town centre visitors, form the nucleus of Cornerstone House Centre. It is these local citizens which give the charity its purpose and which drives its vision of flourishing communities and a thriving Cumbernauld.

Cornerstone House Centre is an inclusive place for everyone in the community to visit, access and use, regardless of age, health, status or other personal circumstances. In particular, the organisation is actively involved in working with children and families, older people, those facing physical, learning and mental health challenges, carers, people experiencing poverty or on lower incomes, unemployed people and people experiencing health or other inequalities.

The facility operated by Cornerstone House Centre is owned by the organisation on behalf of the local community. That means that it is designed to be utilised by all people in the greater Cumbernauld area. The premises are central and easily accessible to people living in areas such as Abronhill, Carbrain, Carrickstone, Greenfaulds, Kildrum, Lenziemill, Luggiebank, Seafar and Westfield.


DELIVERING VALUE FOR MONEY

Our Funders

As a social enterprise, Cornerstone House Centre is not a core-funded organisation and strives to be sustainable through self-sufficient means. In this respect, charitable income is generated primarily through the hiring of facilities to local organisations, donations and other targeted social enterprise activity.

The organisation is, however, grateful for the support of a few notable external funding partners, most notably:

The National Lottery Community Fund, which financially supports the delivery of Cumbernauld Family Hub from 2017-20 and has assisted the organisation with Awards For All grant funding
Scotland Land Fund, which invested substantially to support Cornerstone House Centre to purchase its community-owned asset, promoting increased community resilience and sustainability
Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, which is a supporter of key delivery activities such as Cumbernauld Community Health Information Hub and Living Life to the Full
NHS Lanarkshire, which is a supporter of Cumbernauld Community Health Information Hub and other health-related activities at Cornerstone House Centre
North Lanarkshire Council, which has recognised the value of Cornerstone House Centre to the Cumbernauld community through various small investments in project and service activity
Antonine Shopping Centre, which provides in-kind support to enable Cornerstone House Centre delivery of a designated Community Space facility
Scottish Government, which is a supporter of Participatory Budgeting and community empowerment activity facilitated by Cornerstone House Centre
Community Jobs Scotland, which recognises Cornerstone House Centre as a valued provider of new employment opportunities for 16-29 year-olds in the local area
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which partners with Cornerstone House Centre to provide a book gifting programme to children from birth to aged five in the Cumbernauld area
Campsies Centre Cumbernauld Ltd, which invested positively in Cornerstone House Centre as part of its wider agenda to develop Cumbernauld town centre.

Going forward, the organisation is keen to work together with other public, independent and trust funders with an interest in achieving positive community outcomes in the Cumbernauld area.



Our Funders

As a social enterprise, Cornerstone House Centre is not a core-funded organisation and strives to be sustainable through self-sufficient means. In this respect, charitable income is generated primarily through the hiring of facilities to local organisations, donations and other targeted social enterprise activity.

The organisation is, however, grateful for the support of a few notable external funding partners, most notably:

The National Lottery Community Fund, which financially supports the delivery of Cumbernauld Family Hub from 2017-20 and has assisted the organisation with Awards For All grant funding
Scotland Land Fund, which invested substantially to support Cornerstone House Centre to purchase its community-owned asset, promoting increased community resilience and sustainability
Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, which is a supporter of key delivery activities such as Cumbernauld Community Health Information Hub and Living Life to the Full
NHS Lanarkshire, which is a supporter of Cumbernauld Community Health Information Hub and other health-related activities at Cornerstone House Centre
North Lanarkshire Council, which has recognised the value of Cornerstone House Centre to the Cumbernauld community through various small investments in project and service activity
Antonine Shopping Centre, which provides in-kind support to enable Cornerstone House Centre delivery of a designated Community Space facility
Scottish Government, which is a supporter of Participatory Budgeting and community empowerment activity facilitated by Cornerstone House Centre
Community Jobs Scotland, which recognises Cornerstone House Centre as a valued provider of new employment opportunities for 16-29 year-olds in the local area
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which partners with Cornerstone House Centre to provide a book gifting programme to children from birth to aged five in the Cumbernauld area
Campsies Centre Cumbernauld Ltd, which invested positively in Cornerstone House Centre as part of its wider agenda to develop Cumbernauld town centre.

Going forward, the organisation is keen to work together with other public, independent and trust funders with an interest in achieving positive community outcomes in the Cumbernauld area.