North Fermanagh Ulster Scots Association

The proposals include the demolition of an existing extension to their building, the refurbishment of the existing structure along with the construction of a new hall and connecting block that accommodates the proposed new main entrance and sanitary facilities.

North Fermanagh Ulster Scots Association is based in Dromard Hall, Kesh in County Fermanagh. They are a constituted group who are in the process of applying for charitable status. The committee are supported by other volunteers who help the group to deliver their projects within the community. 

The proposals include the demolition of an existing extension to their building, the refurbishment of the existing structure along with the construction of a new hall and connecting block that accommodates the proposed new main entrance and sanitary facilities.  Within the refurbished zone, they propose to introduce a flexible wall within the original hall space so that the space may be divided into two smaller meeting spaces or organized as a single larger space.  Also, the kitchen is to be extended which will double the size of the previous facility, and is to be fitted-out with equipment suitable for widespread community use.

North Fermanagh Ulster-Scots Association believe that the development of the site will provide a shared space for all groups within the community, allowing them to cater for a range of activities for the local community. They believe this will help them meet the needs of a range of stakeholder groups within the community including seniors, parent/toddlers, women, young people etc; and offer space for training, informal social meetings and a location for information sessions and workshops. They strongly believe that the project will provide opportunities to address issues of social isolation, as well as health and wellbeing improvements through interaction and increased opportunities for physical activity in a safe and welcoming environment. 

It will also enhance the time available to local people for activities by reducing travel time to other locations to access services currently unavailable to them within the village, which the group hopes will lead to improved community cohesion.

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Project Facts

Location
BT93 1SG
Council Area
Fermanagh and Omagh
Category
Large
Budget
£ 349,036

Project Pictures

Group representatives with their stall at the launch Group representatives with Andrew McCracken, Community Foundation, Michael Hughes, Space and Place and Mark Creaney, Big Lottery
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