In May 2015, with the help of a grant from Bristol City Council, The Ethical Property Company acquired a 15 year lease of the St Pauls Learning Centre. The Centre was under threat of closure due recent Government cuts, but is now open and fully staffed and being developed into what will become a financially self-sufficient community asset which will serve the community of St Pauls for many years to come.
The Ethical Property Company are a unique social business, managing commercial property that supports the work of some of the UK’s most dynamic and influential charities and not-for-profit organisations.
With over 20 owned and managed Centres across England, Scotland and Wales, they provide office, event and retail space to over 1000 organisations each year. For more information, visit www.ethicalproperty.co.uk.
The St Pauls Learning Centre logo is based upon the Sankofa, a symbol that represents the importance of learning from the past. Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as "Go back and get it" (san - to return; ko - to go; fa - to fetch, to seek and take) and also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol represented either by a bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back, or as a stylised heart shape.