LISNASKEA’S Community Association is one step closer to securing a new centre for one of Fermanagh’s biggest youth clubs.
The group, which is based in the Carrowshee Park/Sylvan Hill area of Lisnaskea, received £197,167 and is using part of the funding towards a new multi-purpose building for the various activities to take place in.
The community group is well overdue the funding, as the current building is packed to capacity.
The A Brighter Carrosyl project has been running for over three years, and the project is developing and expanding the range of activities they provide, which have been asked for by people in the area to improve their skills and health and wellbeing.
Existing activities include after-school care, youth club, parent and toddler group, training, fitness classes, mental health workshops, young men/women’s clubs, computer classes, sewing groups, gardening group, and a Good Morning service.
The youth club which is operated by the group has become an important part of life in Lisnaskea since opening in 2001 and there are currently around 140 young people registered. The centre is primarily run by hard working volunteers, with just one youth worker employed.
In April, the Community Association was awarded £20,000 towards the construction of a new building and this added funding now brings forward plans for the new premises.
The community association have been attempting to secure the funding for a long time, and Kathleen Breen, secretary of Carrosyl Community Association is delighted to finally obtain the resources, and improve the facilities for young people in Lisnaskea.
“This funding will make a huge difference to our community. We will be able to provide a wider range of services and activities for everyone and Carrosyl Community Centre will be more open and accessible at all times to meet increasing demand and allow community ownership of the project.
“The funding will make Carrosyl a brighter and better place to live by encouraging active involvement from the entire community.”
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