About us

Bentley Pavilion is a vibrant community hub that provides a range of support, services, events and projects based around four themes.

The beginning of a new chapter ...
During August 2018, Doncaster Council asked Manna Community CIC to act as interim tenants of Bentley Pavilion while the council assets team prepared the building ready to go out to public tender. During the interim tenancy, Manna Community CIC agreed to work with individuals, churches, community groups and businesses (based in the Bentley area) for the purpose of preparing and submitting a collaborative tender.
 
 
The collaborative tender was submitted on 14th January 2019, and successfully awarded to Manna Community CIC on February 11th 2019.
 
 
Who are Manna Community CIC?

The leadership team of Manna Community CIC have lived and worked in Bentley and Scawthorpe for many years. Officially formed on 1st May 2014, Manna Community CIC is all about supporting people on life’s journey. Our vision is to create opportunities in and around the Doncaster area, that can act as a context for meeting the broad range of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs within local communities. You can find out all about us by visiting our website at www.manna.me.uk

What are our plans for the Pavilion?

With a focus on families and communities, we will provide a range of support; services, events and projects based around four community themes. These themes are hospitality, health, heritage and hope. Following on from our 6community engagement consultation, our plan is to fully reflect community need. We will include the Park area and surrounding Bentley assets within our long term planning (20 years) and involve every dimension reflected within the Bentley community in a cohesive and immersive way.

Our recent Community Audit for the Pavilion and Park revealed that Cafe facilities, Public toilets, Drinks, snacks and Ice cream vendor (in descending order) were the top desirables from members of the community, with Public WiFi access, Outdoor shelter and access to Pavilion team members being less important. Going forward Manna Community CIC will undertake a number of additional focus groups and audits to supplement our current findings.

How do our plans connect with the wider Borough?

The Team Doncaster plan, Doncaster Growing Together (DGT), includes a set of immediate plans as well as big ideas for the future. These are intended to bring out the best in all of us. The DGT themes are learning, working, living and caring and are reflected in the 4 Community Themes that Manna Community CIC is proposing to use as a framework for a balanced delivery of Pavilion activities, events and projects.

September 2018 marked one year on from the launch of the Doncaster Growing Together plan and we have much to celebrate and reflect on. The State of the Borough report demonstrates the impact of joint reforms across Team Doncaster and how with our communities, we can now take stock of the work done so far. Going forward Manna Community CIC will undertake a number of additional focus groups and audits to supplement our current findings.

How can I get involved?

Manna Community CIC works in partnership with a broad range of individuals, groups and organisations. With more opportunities being created for partnership, there is recognition that there can be increasing benefits including wider collaboration, additional funding, mutual advantage and resources accessed through partnerships. If you would like to propose partnering with Manna Community CIC please complete our partnership form (This will help us assess any current synergy that may or may not be available across our projects and services). You can also contact us via our website.

Hiring Bentley Pavlion

We actively seek to encourage families, communities and businesses to use our premises for celebrations, gatherings, meetings and activities.

Family Events

We have a range of hire packages specifically designed for individuals and families.

Community Events

We have a range of hire packages specifically designed for communities and groups.

Business Events

We have a range of hire packages specifically designed for businesses and organisations .