Strabane Community Project Ltd will purchase and renovate a house in the centre of Strabane which will act as their new base as well as a meeting place and a resource for the community.
Strabane Community Project has been in existence for over 25 years to help meet the needs and demands of residents in the Strabane District through their services such as meals on wheels, a luncheon club and their anti-poverty work.
The growing need for their services and activities means that they are unable to do some of their vital work in the limited and cramped facilities available. With their Space & Place funding, they plan to purchase a house across from their existing base at St Patrick’s Hall in Strabane.
Once upgraded and renovated, the new facility will create a permanent meeting place for the community, act as an educational base and an area for social enterprise, which will link people to advice and support workers.
Thanks to the local parish, the group will lease a large plot of land behind the house and transform it into a community vegetable garden and community allotment scheme – providing a safe, enjoyable learning environment for the community.