Doagh Cultural Society LTD

July 30th, 2018

Project Promoter: Doagh Cultural Society Ltd.

Grant Awarded: £18,487.50

Grant Aided Items: Installation of Lift including associated minor works within existing community hub

Date of Award: July 2017

Doagh Cultural Society Ltd was formed in 2009 to promote the wellbeing of the residents within Doagh, Cogry and Kilbride areas- all rural parts of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

The Society manages Doagh Community Hall- with representatives from all those who use the community hub making up the membership of the Society- which is currently around 40 members. A management committee made up of 6 trustee members oversees the work of the Society.

Doagh Community Hall is a vital hub within the community in Doagh and the surrounding areas. It is currently used by the local playgroup, Doagh Village Community Association, Doagh Ancestry Group, local pensioners group, chiropodist clinic and the South Antrim Living Memories project as well as being hired privately by local residents and community groups as and when required.

Funding was awarded for a through floor lift in order to improve access to this community hub- and to make the upstairs community space available to all. The aim of this project was to enhance access for existing users- as well as allowing the facility to attract new user groups/ activities- therefore, giving this community hub the potential to be used to its maximum capacity.

Venue Address:

Doagh Community Hall, The Entry, Doagh, BT39 OQW