August 20th, 2018
Project Promoter: Toomebridge Industrial Development Amenities and Leisure (TIDAL) Ltd
Grant Awarded: £75,000
Grant Aided Items: Internal works and extension to Toome House
Date of Award: September 2017
TIDAL is an established social enterprise based in Toombridge, Co Antrim that provides much needed services to the local community through room provision; facilitation of courses and renting of 6 units to businesses and health care providers including the dentist, doctor and pharmacy.
With the premises operating at capacity and a need for the dentist to expand and employ a 3rd dentist within the practice, the group applied for changes to be made internally to Toome House which would enable greater flexibility for community events, courses and group meetings, and for an extension to create additional space for the planned expansion of the dental practice.
Toome House is a vital hub within the community in Toomebridge and the surrounding areas. It is widely used by a variety of local groups for example, the local mums and tot’s group; Women’s group; elderly luncheon club; craft group. In addition TIDAL organise and deliver a number of important classes, courses and workshops for the local community including topics such as – mental health awareness; drug and alcohol awareness; cookery classes to name but a few. The venue is also regularly hired by members of the public for a variety of events including birthday parties.
Funding was awarded to make changes to the existing community rooms including opening up two rooms into one and installing a curtain wall to provide greater flexibility for use of the space; extending the kitchen facilities to enable greater numbers to be accommodated at both the luncheon club and the cookery classes, provide a new storage space above the kitchen and build an extension to the existing dental surgery premises.
Toome House, 55 Main Street, Toomebridge, Co Antrim, BT41 3TF