River Dee Community Church in Flint to under go major refurb thanks to £500,000 from the Welsh Government
River Dee Community Church in Flint is to get a major refurbished after being awarded nearly £500,000 from the Welsh Government.
The project will see the Church refurbished and extend making the building more accessible current building to make it more accessible.
The Government funding will create a fully accessible flexible space on the ground floor which can be used for large groups or split into three different spaces to allow several smaller groups to use the space together.
In addition it will provide lift access to the first floor meeting rooms and to the cellar area which is used for youth activities.
The community hub close to the towns train station hosts a number of activities for children and young people from the Flint Castle ward.
The Church intends to expand these activities and also offer more training opportunities such as English as a second language, basic skills and IT skills.
The project is one of eight community schemes across Wales celebrating being awarded a share of £2.6m funding to improve their buildings and facilities.
Announcing the latest projects to be funded from the Community Facilities Programme, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children Carl Sargeant said:
“The £2.6 million I have announced is set to breathe new life into these buildings and will help ensure they help to play a valuable role in improving the lives of the people who use them.
“These projects truly are the heart of their communities, providing a huge range of important services, to young and old and space for groups to come together. The funding will enable these projects to expand their work further, throwing open their doors to even more people in the local community.” Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com