Ballymacnab Community Development Association Ltd
- Removal of partitioned end to enlarge main hall floor area
- Re-flooring of main floor area exposed by removal of the partition to match existing flooring
- Extension to rear to contain a kitchen, stores, wc, meeting room
- Demolition of existing toilet block to be replaced
- Groundworks and external lighting
The project aims to deliver on physical improvements to Ballymacnab Hall, to increase the range of services and projects to meet community demand, to engage more actively and provide more facilities for younger people and older people, to generate more revenue from hall activities and to support enhanced health and well-being for local residents.
There are plans to provide a varied range of activities which will include and facilitate the following:
- Community Health Talks
- Zumba Group
- Farm Focus Group
- Parent and Toddlers Group
- Golden Years Group
- Men’s Group/Mens shed
- ABLE Group
The current services in-directly delivered by the Committee of BCDA (these activities are directly provided by groups/individuals within the hall) are:-
- Ceili dance classes and ceili dance nights
- Pilates classes
- Arts/crafts classes (flower arranging, crochet, sewing classes)
The group aim to employ a new part time Centre Co-ordinator role (12 hours per week)
Due to strong growth in the last few years, current activity levels have outgrown existing facilities. This investment will ensure future development and growth of the company.
The project is innovative as it will provide a community hub and will enhance the existing building, the new functionality of the facility will be multi- functional and reflect the needs identified by the group. This project will offer increased access to basic rural services by providing greater access for users seeking simultaneous access, access to new users and local clubs/businesses. It was also be used to deliver a professional arena for the local amateur dramatic club, farm focus groups and the wider community.
The group have taken cognisance of the feedback received from their local community and will continue to keep their community appraised as the project progresses and develop new and innovative ideas in consultation with the wider community.