McCausland announces £416,000 funding boost for Enniskillen Resource Centre
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced funding of over £416,000 for the Kilmacormick Resource Centre in Enniskillen.
~ Wednesday, 27 March 2013
The funding will be used to cover the capital costs of the extension and refurbishment of Kilmacormick Resource Centre, and the cost of professional fees for an outside consultant to supervise the building works to completion stage.
The award has been made to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in Enniskillen who will manage the delivery of the entire project.
Nelson McCausland said: “This project will provide real and significant benefits to residents in Enniskillen.
“The centre provides opportunities for residents to access a wide range of activities, including training schemes, health programmes and educational projects. The refurbishment work and substantial extension will enable an increase in its usage. This is good news for people in the Enniskillen Neighbourhood Renewal Area.”
The Kilmacormick Resource Centre based at 35 Yoan Road, Kilmacormick is in the heart of Enniskillen Neighbourhood Renewal Area. The aim of the project is to provide a modern community facility which can be used by Kilmacormick Community Association and the Devenish Partnership Forum, and by the wider community in the Devenish area of Enniskillen. This facility will assist with the levering of training and services directly into the Devenish area, which is the highest area in terms of deprivation in Fermanagh and in the top ten most deprived areas across Northern Ireland, according to 2011 NINIS statistics.
The total amount of money spent on Neighbourhood Renewal to date in Enniskillen amounts to just over £2.6million.
Notes to editors:
- The Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy ‘People and Place’ was published in June 2003 to close the gap between the quality of life for people in the most deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of society. The Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy has four interlinking strategic objectives.
Community Renewal – to develop confident communities that are able and committed to improving the quality of life in their areas.
Economic Renewal – to develop economic activity in the most deprived neighbourhoods and connect them to the wider urban economy.
Social Renewal – to improve social conditions for the people who live in the most deprived neighbourhoods through better co-ordinated public services and the creation of safer environments.
Physical Renewal – to help create attractive, safe and sustainable environments in the most deprived neighbourhoods.
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