The Old School House – Future Wolverton

Future Wolverton is a membership based Community Benefit Society. Their mission is to establish Wolverton as a thriving and sustainable town within the city of Milton Keynes: a town with an active and involved community which celebrates its past and seeks to protect and enhance the unique heritage whilst developing new business, housing and community facilities to ensure future prosperity.

In 2017 they took on the refurbishment and provision of a new community centre based in The Old School House, a Grade 2 listed building located in the heart of the community of Old Wolverton. The new centre will not only provide community facilities but includes a Guest House which is the result of a unique partnership with Slated Row School, a community special school, whose children and young people will benefit from work experience as a result of the project.

Working with Co-operative Futures, Future Wolverton raised grant and loan finance to purchase the building and, to support the refurbishment, community shares were issued. In total over £750,000 was raised.