The Rainbow Centre

The Rainbow Centre at 2 Wych Elm, Harlow CM20 1QP is a community hub, with a range of facilities available for voluntary, community and social enterprise groups to use:

Office Space

We have fully functioning office spaces available to organisations for permanent use as a base for staff and/or volunteers.  These require payment of an annual fee and signing of a licence agreement.  Available spaces and costs are available on enquiry – contact

Training Room Hire

Our meeting hub offers a fully equipped space for larger meetings or as a training room, with multiple power sockets and a range of layout options.  Additional resources including projector, screen, flip chart, paper, laptop and refreshments can be hired/ordered as required. This space can accommodate 15-20 people depending on the layout and has access to toilet facilities independent of the rest of the building.  Costs are £15 per hour for statutory and non-affiliated organisation and £12 per hour for affiliates. Book a room

Hot Desking

We have hot-desking spaces available in a communal office area which includes access to the internet and use of all facilities including kitchen and toilets.  Desks are available at £20 per day for affiliated organisations.


We are registered as an umbrella body with the Disclosure and Barring Service and are able to offer DBS checks to any organisation requiring their staff or volunteers to be DBS checked.   Costs are:

  • Staff DBS – £38 enhanced; £18 standard
  • Volunteer DBS – free
  • Administration cost (in addition to DBS cost) – £15 for private, statutory and non-affiliated organisation; £12 for affiliates.

PAT testing

We have a qualified PAT tester available at a rate of £2.50 per item.  Minimum number of items to be tested 5.

Postal Address Service

Charitable organisations and social enterprises are able to use the Rainbow Centre as their postal address.  There is a £5 one off registration fee.  Annual cost is £60 per annum (£5 per month). Apply to use our Postal Address Service

Registered Address Service

Charitable organisations and social enterprises are able to apply to Rainbow Centre for a registered address service.  There is a £5 administration fee per annum and a £5 per month general service fee.     Apply to use our Registered Address Service

Reception service

We are able to offer printing, photocopying, laminating and comb binding services at competitive prices via our skilled reception and administration team.  Click here for our list of prices.  To book a service or make an enquiry email

Resource Hire

We are able to hire out the following resources for use outside of the Rainbow Centre by affiliated organisations:

  • Projector and Screen – £20 per day
  • Flip Chart, pens and paper – £10 per day

Please email to enquire about a booking.