€100,000.00 in LEADER grant aid to refurbish the Old AIB Bank Bundoran

Bundoran Community Development CLG banks over €100,000.00 in LEADER grant aid to refurbish the Old AIB Bank Bundoran into a Community Hub

In August 2017, Bundoran Community Development CLG was awarded €100,000.00 by the Donegal Local Development Committee (LCDC) to carry out renovation works at the Old AIB Bank Bundoran. The refurbishments are to include the upgrade to a fuel efficient heating system that is 100% environmentally friendly along with refurbishment works at the rear of the building.

The Committee was set up in 2009 and were successful in securing the Old AIB premises through Funds from the Bundoran Town Council. The Committee worked closely with the Donegal Local Development Company CLG (DLDC) throughout Application Stage and have now embarked on a journey to create a Community Hub that houses youth groups in particular Foroige and various other groups including dance, yoga, drama and local schools. The Committee have also been awarded LEADER grant aid to upgrade the Broadband facilities in the Centre so it is accessible throughout.

Bundoran Community Development CLG aim to create an accessible Community Hub that is available for all groups throughout Bundoran. Currently, the Centre is run by a Voluntary Board of Management with day to day management by Tus workers. Annually the committee organise and co-ordinate a number of fundraising events including Take Me Out, concerts, fun days etc. The works have now begun and are to be complete before the years end.