Enovert Community Trust provided a grant of £10,805 to the Crownway Community Centre in Earlestown to fund a project to install new accessible swing doors at the main entrance.
The new automatic doors have dramatically improved accessibility, as previously people with prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters couldn’t always manage the doors without help.
The Centre aims to improve the quality of life and well-being of people living in Earlestown and the surrounding areas, and to provide social and recreational opportunities for local people, groups and organisations.
Between Aug 2018 and July 2019, the Centre recorded 29,000 visits, with 45 different organisations holding more than 2,000 sessions. Users include children and young people, consisting of ‘hard to reach’ groups, lone parents, older and vulnerable people, unemployed adults, people with poor physical health and mental health difficulties, plus local statutory, voluntary and commercial organisations.
Angela Haymonds, Trust Secretary at Enovert Community Trust, said: “The original project to build the community centre was one of the first community projects supported by the Trust back in 2005, and the Trustees were delighted to provide this further grant almost 15 years later, which has really improved accessibility to the Centre.”