Starting Point is a unique, purpose built-facility that helps community groups and organisations flourish and deliver benefits to the local area. It is located in an area of major regeneration in Barking town centre, close to Tanner Street, an East Thames housing development completed in 2006.
Starting Point supports community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations by providing office, meeting and storage space, business training and wide range of support services. Organisations applying to use Starting Point are set business targets. Meeting these allows them access to the facilities at a subsidised rate, or in some cases for free.