Project information

'Pitch In'

We are seeking to develop a purpose built 600 sq metres 4G multi use games area facility in the heart of our rural community. This will be a facility which will be safe and accessible all year round and make a huge contribution to the health and well being of our local rural community.

6 months

Charity information: Galbally Youth & Community Association

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  • Need


    Through a number of public events and more importantly through the work we do with young people, the need for a facility like this has been identified. Accessibility is a key issue in our isolated rural community, with access to facilities such as this being a major barrier to participation. It complements work done recently in completing a walking track and when finished will enhance our reputation as a Rural Centre of Excellence.


    We believe in doing things for ourselves. We look to develop local solutions to local problems. This fundraising will allow us to move one step closer to developing a 4G floodlit facility for all age groups to enjoy.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build a 4G facility of approximately 600 sq m at the rear of our existing community facility


    » To raise the capital funds required to commence the project or to help leverage additional funding

    What success will look like

    This is a capital project so ultimately our success will be based on the completion of the project and maximising its usage by the entire local community.

  • Impact


    This project will be a a catalyst for increased health and physical well being within our rural community. We envisage that people will be more active and will have a facility which they can use all year round.


    We understand the risks associated with capital projects. We have identified a suitable site on which some preliminary work has been done so we are comforted by this. We will use competent staff and volunteers to deliver on this project and ensure that all building work is done to building control standard. We will have a designated project lead who will oversee the project from start to finish.


    We have a great track record of working closely with a relatively small pool of donors that know of the good work that we do and the difference we make. We will work closely with our donors to make them aware of the project and ensure regular communication with them throughout the project and at end

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,500 Groundworks Drainage
      £15,000 Fencing Sports Fencing
      £15,000 Pitch Surface 3g artifiical surface
      £7,500 Lighting 4 lights on raised poles
  • Background


    This project will happen at Galbally Community Centre, 36 Lurgylea Rd, Galbally, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT70 2NX


    The people who benefit from this project will be of all ages, but young people will be the main beneficiaries. In terms of deprivation we are ranked in the top 30%-40% most deprived areas in N. Ireland. It is in the top 20% of most deprived rural wards according to the 2010 MDM. In regards to poor access to services it is ranked in the top 3% most deprived areas in N. Ireland. Large 25.3% of the population are children and we have rates of poverty and unemployment above NI average

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been the main driving force behind the regeneration of our local community since first established. We have Trustees who have given 20 years service to GYCA and to ensuring that we provide high quality facilities within our rural community. We have the credibility within our community and a track record of delivering on capital projects. People have always put their trust in us and we believe that we are well positioned to take this forward.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fergal O Donnell

    Since July 2014 I am a part time community development coordinator, delivering on key aims and objectives of the organisation.