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Project information

Extension to Eglinton Community Hall

Provision of midnight football and provision of a centre of sporting excellence.
Expand community provision for adult education.

January 2011 - December 2012

Charity information: Eglinton Community Ltd

Eglinton Community Ltd
  • Need


    Young people on the street at risk of drinking and drug taking, anti social behaviour. Fast growing under 24 population with no social outlets
    Adult education in a rural village


    Provide space for activities such as midnight football to take young people off the streets.
    Expand space for providing adult eduacayion

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provision of additional space for activities


    » Fund raise locally and through grant makers
    » Maintain the level of current activities to meet need and plan for future

    What success will look like

    Success will be shown by fund raising required money and building for the future. Success will be measured by number of new participants across all activities...

  • Impact


    Long term change will be reduction in number of young people on the streets and at risk, reduce number of police call outs for nuisance, provide a safe environment.

    New educational, health, social, recreational and physical activities for all adults


    Lack of interest and support for project, particularly among young people.

    We have dealt with this risk by starting youth leadership and citizenship projects with 15 young people aged 14-18


    Donors will receive financial information and evaluations of the project as it progresses

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £650,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £92,000 Stores Stores for existing hall and energy efficency
      £250,000 Extension phase 1 Disabled facilities, training room, kitchen
      £308,000 Extension Phase 2 Sports Hall

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Sports Council £30,000 Conditional
    Energy efficent venues £60,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Eglinton Community Hall is in a small rural village, it is a rural electoral ward of Derry City Council. Transport is poor after 6pm and stops at 7. It is also poor at weekends. We provide a valuable community link in a dispersed community with a fast growing young population. We have the fastest growing under 24 population of any of the wards of Derry City Council. It is a plantation village, founded by the company of grocers. I


    The whole community will benefit, men and women, catholic and protestant. Eglinton is often considered to be an affluent area but still has poor infrastructure. It has expanded rapidly in the last 10 years with several hundred new houses

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are in the centre of the village and are the only non church, cross community venue in the area

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Debbie Caulfield

    Works 12 hours per week Manages accounts/ day to day running. Has successfully raised £150000 and paid off £27000 loan Volunteer with young people

    Ivan Morrison

    Director/Treasurer - keeps tight rein on finances and monitors spending, volunteers with young people

    Jim Knox

    Chairman of Directors, helps with repairs etc. Volunteer Coach for Boxing Club

    Gerald O'Donnell

    Director, practical help and support. Good knowledge of building trade from working life