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ABOUT MARSH FARM FUTURES

Marsh Farm Futures (MFF) is a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity. It is an independent and financially self-sustaining anchor organisation for the area. Marsh Farm Futures works with the local community to understand their needs, maintain their interest, and enable them to play a role in initiating businesses, delivering new services and community activities in the area.

Aims & Objectives
The objectives of the Charity are to promote the regeneration in this area of social and economic deprivation to benefit the public.

The key aims of the charity include the following:

  • Provide affordable, well-managed and sustainable facilities for enterprise and community activities.
  • Develop a vibrant local economy where businesses can prosper and community enterprise can flourish, through building a skilled competitive workforce and creating jobs.
  • Improve educational standards through a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences, and to support local schools and education providers to improve educational standards.
  • Support local youth programmes which develop skills and confidence, to engage young people as active decision makers.
  • Encourage a healthy, confident community who feel safe, and have a range of accessible facilities.
  • Promote effective partnerships working between all sectors to build capacity and create a sustainable community ‘anchor’ organisation that will ensure that the needs of the community are understood and addressed.

    Futures House

    The state of the art Futures House is a bespoke low operating cost building, with a gross internal area of 65,000 square feet. As a vibrant, sustainable, and innovatively designed community ‘hub’, Futures House provides enhanced local public services, including health; police and community care, as well as providing quality space, a commercial play park; Futures Fun Factory, cafe and community halls.

    Futures House includes a number of key anchor tenancies:

    Luton Borough Council – who occupy office space for Council staff and provide a point of contact for housing queries. They also host a number of activities in Futures House as well as the hiring of the halls to individuals and organisations for social events.
    Bedfordshire Police – who operate a Community Policing Unit at ground floor level.
    Cambridge Community Services - who occupy office space for health care staff.
    Heywood House - A day care centre offering Health, Social Care and an Educational Programme.

    We also have a number of organisations and groups who offer their services from here, including Luton Rights, Luton Sexual Health Service, Over 50s Club, Food Bank and a pre-school nursery. In addition to the above, space is provided within Futures House to support the growth of small and medium sized enterprises and community based businesses as well as three large retail units.