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Supporting the community

A little bit about us

We're on a mission to bring people together in our community, by providing a space for people to be social and active, and look out for each other.

Our Story

Since opening in 2015, The Beacon has claimed its place as an important part of community in the Beacon Heath are of Exeter. Made possible by our small passionate team of permanent staff and community minded volunteers.

Operated by Isca Community Enterprises in conjunction with Isca Church, The Beacon is more than just a building—it’s a hub for fostering connections, promoting welfare, and nurturing a sense of belonging among residents in Beacon Heath and the wider Exeter area.

Isca Community Enterprises

Formerly known as the Knight Club, a beloved youth venue that sadly closed due to cuts, The Beacon Centre rose from its ashes thanks to the efforts of our neighbours at Isca Church.

With a vision to transform the space into a community centre with a focus on youth, Isca Church successfully bid to take over the building, creating Isca Community Enterprises as a separate charity to lease and manage the centre. Our mission is clear: to serve the public by promoting welfare, education, and a strong sense of community.

Isca Community Enterprises

Transforming The Beacon

From the moment we secured the lease, our dedicated team of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to breathe new life into the centre.

The transformation began with practical improvements, such as installing a warm and inviting ceiling in the hall, painting walls inside and out, and creating lush flower borders to enhance the exterior.

With attention to detail, we’ve cultivated a welcoming atmosphere where everyone feels at home.

Something for everyone

But beyond the physical renovations, our volunteers have been instrumental in establishing a wide range of services and activities at the centre.

As the centre flourished, so did our programming, with Isca Church initiating youth clubs, a toddler group, and a weekly lunch for seniors, while our Friday Café and toy library became a highlight, offering a space for intergenerational connections and fun.

Our centre hosts a variety of activities and courses, including a longstanding support group for individuals with autism, showcasing the versatility and inclusivity of our space.

Our vision is to be fully inclusive and to challenge discrimination at every level. We welcome all within our community – regardless of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity or sexuality, those of all faiths and none. Our centre is richer with diversity.