The project will upgrade and extend the existing Community Centre
Cashel Community Association is a constituted community group operating in a remote rural border area in County Fermanagh. The group which was formally established in 1991 has obtained charitable status. The overarching aim of the group is to improve the conditions of life for the inhabitants in Cashel and surrounding area. They organise a range of activities and events for the community including bowling, senior citizen and gardening, dancing classes, summer schemes and whist. They also organise community education classes such as yoga and painting and link to external agencies to bring information and services to the area. Many of the activities they provide are attended by people outside of their immediate area given that it is centrally located for much of rural West Fermanagh to access.
The project will upgrade and extend the existing Community Centre, which will provide a new multi-functional room for training, workshops, courses, meetings and activities – as well as allowing more than one activity to take place at the same time. There will be additional storage, new toilets and the access provisions for the building will be enhanced making the centre accessible to all within the community.
The group believes its project will make a very useful contribution to addressing issues relating to capacity, confidence, community cohesion and health & well-being as well as helping to address ongoing and historical disadvantages that this community face due to their border location.