CHARITIES and voluntary organisations looking for a base need look no further thanks to a top offer from a national organisation.
Centric Community Projects (CCP) has 16 offices over five of the six floors in Lee House, in Peterlee town centre, to offer to community groups for free.
CCP is a nationwide registered charity which aims to help local charities by offering use of facilities CCP has available.
The office space, with sizes between 450 and 2,650 sq ft, can be used by charities, artists, community groups, community sports organisations, not-for-profit organisations and business start-ups by the unemployed, disabled or disadvantaged.
CCP says the offices could potentially be used for meetings, conferences and staff training, or storage.
There is no need to pay rent, rates and utility bills as CCP, as the landlord, will cover these.
Leases are for six months, which can renewed for a further six months under the same terms.
Christine Goh from CCP said the organisation has dealt previously with long-term leases of two to three years, and 30 days notice is given if a paying tenant is found.
Christine added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to get a chance to expand for free and do what they always wanted to do but didn’t get a chance before. It’s a great way to expand at no cost.”
CCP is the brainchild of Lance Haggith, winner of the BBC Sports Personality 2010 Unsung Hero award for his Sports Traider charity.
If you think you qualify, call Christine on (01908) 667750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and arrange a viewing.