Community: Exeter

Date Submitted: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:27:47 +0000
Name: Richard Cummings
Organisation: Isca Church
Service(s): Children and families
Review(s): Youth service
Asset interested in: The Knight Club, Beacon Lane
Service interested in: Yes
Proposal Details: Until we know the costs of maintaining the facility we can't be clear on how we would sustain it. We certainly have lots of ideas and options. We intend to provide the necessary management to ensure the community facility could be utilised throughout the day and evening most of the week. We envisage the following activity taking place in the centre: - morning cafe for parents and families supporting the work of the children's centre. - lunches and other activities for older local residents. - after-school clubs and cafe for local children. - 1 or 2 evening youth sessions - training and education for unemployed people, particularly long term unemployed and school-leaving unemployed. - IT and internet access. We want to use the facility to house some of our own church activities as well such as church meetings, worship and prayer events and church clubs. We anticipate the cafe in the morning raising some funds. We also think we could allow for private hire meeting spaces and office facilities as well as a venue for things like children's parties.