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The profits generated by RSA Island Village are used to fund charitable projects in the community.

The RSA Trust makes grants to charities within Enfield and the wider community from the profits generated by RSA Island Village Ltd operating the RSA Island Centre.

Helping young people develop their full potential.

Supporting local business enterprise including creating opportunities for women to start their own businesses.

Supporting organisations that providing care to the sick and elderly.

Conserving and promoting the industrial heritage of RSA Island Village

The RSA Trust achieves all of this without any ongoing support from Central or local government.

About Us

The charity was established in 2004, as a vehicle for distributing profits from the rents of commercial space at the RSA Island Centre which were created following successful regeneration of the former Royal Small Arms Factory's main machine shop.

RSA Trust Summary of Donations to Good Causes to 31/03/2023

Children, Young People & Family



Business Initiatives



Selected Charities



Regeneration / Heritage



Sundry Initiatives





Our Model

We have long established relationships with several charities, including:

Enact (Enfield Island Youth & Community Trust)
Enact Youth Club is based in RSA Island Village providing a wide range of activities for children aged from 0-19 years old including dance, yoga, family trips, a running club and a community allotment.
Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club
This award-winning organisation provides boxing training and events for young people in the Edmonton area.
Citizens Advice Enfield
This service provides free, accessible quality advice to Enfield residents. Areas covered include housing, benefits and debt.
Villa Scalabrini
This large residential care home situated in 25 acres of gardens originally provided care for residents of Italian heritage. Today it cares for individuals with a wide range of multicultural backgrounds.
Enterprise Enfield
Enterprise Enfield is an independent enterprise agency approved by the Department for Business and Trade. The organisation, established in 1985, offers a comprehensive range of business support services and facilities specifically designed to encourage, guide, inform and inspire people to be successful in business.

We typically identify small local charities which have a strong track record of delivering projects and have high levels of accountability and ideally fund projects not funded elsewhere. 

Applicants will have an initial interview with one of our trustees, or CEO before being invited to complete an application form. Following a board meeting a decision will be made that typically has conditions attached.

Our Trustees & Chief Executive Officer
GAry Walker - Chairman, Rsa trust & director RSA Island Village

Gary started his career at British Aerospace and IBM before founding Data Connection with six colleagues, a software company based in Enfield which became Metaswitch and then part of the Microsoft family. He has also served on the board of Enfield Enterprise. Gary was the chairman of RSA Island Village from inception in 1997 and led the team which created the RSA Island Centre. In 2015 he handed over the chairmanship to Martin Jewell but remained a director of RSA Island Village. Gary has chaired the RSA Trust since it was created in 2004 and is the Chairman and a trustee of the Youth Trust Enact.

Martin Jewell MBE – Chairman, RSA Island Village Ltd. & Trustee, RSA Trust

Martin is currently Chairman of RSA Island Village Ltd and a trustee of the RSA Trust. He has a background in planning and development having worked for Local Authorities across greater London and, from 1987 to 1997, was the Borough Planning Officer for the London Borough of Enfield. Martin helped to establish Enterprise Enfield and served on its Board for nearly 30 Years and its Chairman for a few years. In 1997, he became a director of Fairview Estates (Housing) Ltd and, having left that position, in 2006 with three colleagues, he was a founding Director of Chase New Homes. 

Mike Taylor – Trustee, RSA Trust & Deputy Chairman, RSA Island Village

Our original Estate Manager, Mike Taylor currently sits as our deputy chair, bringing detailed operational knowledge to the Board of RSA Island Village. His record in the community and breadth of knowledge away from estate management makes him a valued trustee of the RSA Trust as well.

Michael Polledri MBE – Trustee, RSA Trust & Director, RSA Island Village

Michael began his career as a chartered accountant at KPMG before establishing Lee Valley Estates, an organisation specialising in commercial lettings and community driven regeneration, serving as its chairman for 30 years. He is a former director of Enterprise Enfield and a trustee of the RSA Trust. 

Roger Weeks – Trustee, RSA Trust & Director, RSA Island Village

After a successful career in IT at Metaswitch Networks, Roger is the current Chairman of Enterprise Enfield and the North London Chamber of Commerce. This helps us stay in touch with businesses and the third sector in North London.

Mark Hayes – Trustee, RSA Trust

As Chief Executive of Christian Action Housing Mark worked closely with RSA Island Village. Since stepping down from that role, his knowledge of the needs of local people combined with his philanthropic nature have made him a key trustee of the RSA Trust

Dr. Hani Armstrong – CEO RSA Trust

Hani’s early career was spent in the publishing sector at Consumers’ Association. Hani formed part of the Which? Online launch team in 1996, an early entrant into the paid-content market and the UK’s largest subscription site at the time. Later followed marketing and commercial roles within the digital advertising industry. Prior to joining RSAIV Hani was Managing Director of Barefruit and Protected Brand.

Contact Us

RSA Trust

12 Island Centre Way
Enfield EN3 6GS

Tel: 01992 854321
Mobile: 07715 423512
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
10.00am to 2.00pm

Company No. 05040258
Charity No. 1105523

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Data Controller for this website

This website is operated by the RSA Trust. Our contact details are as follows:

  • Registered Address: 12, Island Centre Way, Enfield, EN3 6GS
  • Phone: 020 8482 2281
  • e-mail: [email protected]

We are a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales under company number 05040258.

We are registered with the Charity Commission as a charity under the number 1105523.

We are registered as data controllers with the Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number Z9403672.

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RSA Island Village does not collect or use any data from your interactions with this website. It is purely for informational purposes only.

Should this situation change we would publicise an updated version of this document through our Latest News page thirty days before the new policy were to become active.

Please note that if you currently have a relationship with the RSA Trust your data might be collected and processed by us through other means than this website. If you would like further information please contact us for more information.

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