for the community of Marlpit, Larkman, North and West Earlham

How we work

Our unique and sustainable business model…

...means that the Henderson Trust has become one of the most flexible, influential and  active organisations in tackling social deprivation in Norfolk.  

All the profits that are generated from managing the Henderson Business Centre and the Earlham Fire Station are allocated towards activities and project that significantly benefit local people.  Where appropriate, the Trust also seeks funding from other national and local sources to meet specific identified needs in the area.  The Board of Trustees are appointed to help make important strategic and operational decisions about how the funding can best be utilised.  Many of the trustees are local residents or work in the Henderson Trust area.

The Earlham Fire Station was built at around the same time as the Business Centre and is leased to the Norfolk Fire Brigade by the Henderson Trust.  Both the Business Centre and the Fire Station were originally funded by a New Deal for Communities Grant from Central Government and taken over by the Henderson Trust in 2011.

As well as the fire station and Business Centre, the Henderson Trust owns and manages the Henderson Community Park on Ivy Road.  The park offers local children, adults and dog-walkers a pleasant, well-kept green space with safe play and recreational facilities including:

  • Toddlers play area
  • Skate park
  • Full size cinder running track
  • Basketball and 5 a-side football pitch
  • Large open spaces for community events and play
  • Some of the best panoramic views of Norwich
  • A place to relax and enjoy.