This was CATCH’s first year in our own premises and it took a great deal of time and effort by volunteers to understand the complexities of running a community building. All the health and safety implications, various policies and procedures which all had to be developed from scratch. Not to mention all the hidden costs we had to contend with through various licences! Let’s just say it was a steep learning curve! At this stage CATCH was still being run 100% by volunteer contribution. There was so much work in the background by passionate volunteers to ensure we could bring in sustainable income through hiring out our meeting room spaces. We promoted CATCH through a range of community events. Our volunteers also started to landscape our site – which was the start of building our ‘oasis’ in the middle of Harehills.