Community Hub

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Our new initiative at Letterkenny Community Centre, ‘Letterkenny Community Hub’, offers space for people to come together to collaborate and develop their ideas for start‐up organisations with community, not‐for‐profit and charitable aims. The hub provides a free and dedicated meeting and training space for community groups who are in their infancy in a purposefully renovated space on the grounds of the centre.

We offer this facility to groups for either a 6 or 12 month period. During this time and to assist in building capacity, we signpost groups to information, development and training supports through partnerships with Donegal Local Development Company’s SICAP and Tús Programmes, Donegal Volunteer Centre, Donegal Education Training Board’s Community Education Support Programme, and through the continued support of the Department of Social Protection’s Community Employment Programme.

Over the years we have seen many successful initiatives in Letterkenny which have supported social inclusion aiding those in need in our communities, and acting to promote a vibrant community through employment, education, enterprise, health and tourism related activities. The contribution of these activities is visible all around us and in the volunteerism and activism evident in Letterkenny’s sports clubs, residents’ associations, community development groups, and charities that work to help the homeless, the hungry, the sick, older people and those with disabilities. Many of these activities started with small groups of people coming together with ideas that grew into really worthwhile projects. Letterkenny Community Centre itself started in this way with a group of committed volunteers who were driven with the mission and vision to provide social, health, community and leisure activities and facilities for the people of our community. To this end Letterkenny Community Hub ensures that we give back the support to others that we ourselves received from the community through the years since our inception in 1974.

If you have an idea which can enhance the lives of others and are interested in using Letterkenny Community Hub as a community start‐up space, request an expression of interest form via email at letterkennycommunityhub@gmail.com or via reception at Letterkenny Community Centre.

For further enquiries, contact Ruth Cleary at Letterkenny Community Centre on (074) 9122761.