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Lisnaskea youngsters set for a new centre

Kathleen Breen of Carrosyl Community Centre, Lisnaskea RMG95

THE Carrowshee Park and Syvan Hill Community Association have been awarded £20,000 for the construction of a new community building.
Like the Derrygonnelly loop path, the Lisnaskea association will be combining the Council grant with other funding sources.
In the case of Carrosyl, this additional funding is coming in the form of £70,000 from the Peace IV shared spaces programme, while they are currently preparing an application to the Big Lottery Fund’s people and places programme for the £175,000 project.
Association secretary Kathleen Breen said the new facilities were much needed.
“The demand for the youth space is huge. We’re just worried what’s going to happen in September when there’s more people,” she said, explaining they centre is currently having to split its Friday youth club into four sessions, meaning the young people can only currently get an hour each.
“Our fear is that come September there’s going to be an even bigger demand. That’s what happens year on year, it gets bigger and bigger. We hate to turn people away, because people need it. The demand is huge. We try to cope the best we can.”
In addition, Ms Breen added that, as part of the new project and funding could help employ a new development worker and part-time youth worker.
“It’s needed,” she said. “The work is there for them. Getting the funds to pay for them is the problem.”


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