An Update On CIF’s Investment In The Bronte Youth Community Centre
Back in 2017 we brought you the news that Construction Impact Framework (CIF) was to invest in the Bronte Youth Community Centre to support the charity in re-shaping its short, mid and long-term vision for the future. This started with Liverpool John Moores University, who chose to procure via CIF for a number of summer work projects, and subsequently introduced CIF to Mary McNally, centre manager for the Bronte.
Several months on, we are pleased to bring you the following updates, detailing the impact CIF’s support has had on the Bronte Youth Community Centre, and its plans for the future.
Our professional support package so far has enabled additional investment from The Hemby Trust. This funding is to be utilised for the installation of line markings for Football, Basketball, Netball and Badminton in centre’s sports hall, benefiting the 65 children and young people that attend the centre every week. We look forward to seeing the enjoyment on their faces, and who knows, the emergence of a few budding sports stars too!
(Below: the Sports Hall at the Bronte Community Centre, and the designs for line markings due to be installed shortly).
The Bronte now has new and improved policies and procedures for its operation. This will enable Mary and the team to develop the centre for its expansion of activities, programme and facilities, all the while ensuring the safeguarding of young people who visit the centre regularly.
Moreover, we have supported Mary and the Trustees with a fundraising and income strategy that is currently being employed, which we hope will help the centre at a time when resources are scarce. The aim of the strategy is to allow the Bronte to secure the longer term delivery of its charitable work to the St Andrews community and lever in additional resources to enhance the excellent work that they do.
Our practical support package is transforming the centre and enabling the reordering of spaces within it, ensuring that the spaces and facilities available can satisfy a range of purposes. Additionally, our investment is enabling the creation of an exciting new facility for local families whom have children and young people with autism. The new non-clinical community based facility once complete, will be a collaborative project delivered by Liverpool Autistic Society and the Bronte, the focus of which will centre around play and peer support We hope this new facility will make a real positive difference to the lives of all those who will attend.
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