Project information

Community arts centre creation

We require donations to support our plan to develop an iconic new community arts centre in the former Clapham library, a historic building that has served the Lambeth community for over one hundred years.

September 2012 - August 2014

Charity information

Omnibus - Clapham

Omnibus - Clapham logo
  • Need


    Clapham does not possess a community arts centre and as a result lacks a hub where a diverse range of community groups can interact and foster cohesion.


    The Omnibus arts centre will provide a welcoming environment that is exciting and inspiring to a comprehensive cross section of the Lambeth community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create an iconic new destination for the arts in Clapham.


    » By creating an exciting and inspiring arts facility that caters to a comprehensive range of the Lambeth community.

    Success will be measured using a compelling range of quantitative and qualitative indicators that reflects the diverse range of the community served by the new arts centre.

  • Impact


    In the long term, the Omnibus arts centre will become the centre of a cultural cluster of community cohesion and enterprise, raising Lambeth in the perception of Londoners as a place of community and artistic capital.


    The major risk is that the arts centre is unable to operate sustainably. We have mitigated this through a balanced set of components in our business model, as well as through extensive partnership building in the Lambeth community.


    Reports will take place quarterly or yearly, depending on the size of donation and the requirements of the donor.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £150,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Building development phase 1 Building development phase 1
      £50,000 Building development phase 2 Building development phase 2
      £50,000 Building development phase 3 Building development phase 3

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Private donations £53,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Omnibus community arts centre will be developed in the former Clapham library building, ideally placed on the edge of Clapham common.


    Our research suggests that a comprehensive cross section of the Lambeth community will benefit.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Omnibus represents an impressive group of individuals and organisations all with the motivation, experience, expertise and PASSION to create the most alluring and sustainable community arts centre possible.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.



    Omnibus is made up of a large group of individuals and organisations. For more information, see our website.

Miriam Margolyes