Community hub in Redditch gains lottery cash

July 15, 2017 by  

The Redi Centre may be set for a revamp thanks to a Big Lottery Fund (BLF) grant of £20,000.

The BLF awarded the money to the Redditch Youth & Community Enterprise (RYCE). The sizeable grant will enable architects to plan refurbishments at the Redi Centre. If all goes well, then the RYCE could be in line to receive over £400,000 for a major overhaul of the hub’s facilities. This would impact on workload and might lead to increased demand for office stationery within Redditch.

Ray Groves, the Chair of RYCE, told the Redditch Standard:

“We are very excited and pleased to be able to kick-start our plans to improve the Redi centre for the whole community to use. To be able to bring the building up to modern standards and make it more eco-friendly as well as accessible for everyone is a fantastic prospect.”

The vision behind the scheme includes the installation of a lift. People with disabilities would then find it more straightforward to use the building.

RYCE is involved in assisting several youth groups. It aims to offer young people a variety of appropriate leisure pursuits. At the same time, the organisation does not neglect its responsibility to the entire community.

Due to the amount of work needed, RYCE is currently engaged in the recruitment of fresh volunteers. Receptionists, fundraisers, gardeners, and administrators are in particular demand.