Community ARC Activities and Resource Hire Centre

The Community ARC is an activities and resource hire centre. It offers resources to support clubs, voluntary organisations and community projects throughout Cambridgeshire.

Formerly known as The Youth Store, it’s a service provided by Cambridgeshire County Council and has been supporting the Youth sector for more than 20 years. It is now extending its services to wider community groups.

Community ARC provides a range of arts and crafts activities, equipment, games, and for hire at reasonable cost. These resources can be used to support you in your work to engage communities and encourage participation in positive activities. For our customers we are a one-stop shop for community engagement and can give you the resources you need to engage with your Community.

Some of the resources available include

  • Fundraising activities (including a professional candy floss machine)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Team building games
  • Sports Equipment
  • Library Resources
  • Electrical Equipment

For more information on resources available please visit our website

How it works

Resources are hired for a weekly set hire fee and others are charged per item by materials used, plus a standard hire charge. Some items such as library resources can be borrowed free of charge.


Community ARC is located in Cambridge and Huntingdon allowing easy access from all areas of the county

Libby Morley – Community ARC Coordinator St Luke’s Barn, French’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3JZ Tel: 01223 712116 Email:

Opening times: Monday to Friday 1.15 – 4.15 pm

Pauline Brooker – Community ARC Coordinator Huntingdon Youth Centre, Sallowbush Road, Huntingdon PE27 7AF Tel: 01480 372325 Email:

Opening times: Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 5pm

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