An overview of Ferry Project and its history.

Fifteen Years of Solid Growth

  • Established in 1998
  • Company limited by guarantee, company number 3742477
  • Charity number 1075389
  • 88 bed spaces
  • 25 full-time and 18 part-time employees
  • Over 100 volunteers a year
  • Project Director: Keith Smith BSc, PGCE

Trustees and Board of Directors

  • Michael Forrest, Chairman
  • Nairn Davidson, Company Secretary
  • Patrick Johnstone
  • Anne Davies

Ferry Project Chronology of Events

  • 1997 - An idea is born
  • 1998 - Committee formed and money donated
  • 1999 - First house rented with £300
  • 2000 - £100,000 funding raised, first employee 16 people helped
  • 2001 - First property bought, 40 people a year helped
  • 2003 - Ferry moves into Mill Close. Now helping 75 people a year
  • 2005 - Partnership with Luminus starts
  • 2006 - Ferry becomes a subsidiary of Luminus and opens an office in Wisbech. Now helping over 100 people a year
  • 2010 - Ferry Moves into Octavia View now helping over 150 people a year. Art gallery opens
  • 2011 - Night Shelter and shop opens and education courses start. Now helping nearly 300 people a year
  • 2012 - Octavia's Café opens
  • 2013 - First Wedding, printing business starts, Ferry takes over management of the Queen Mary Centre