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Pennyburn Regeneration Youth Development Enterprise(PRYDE) Community Hub has developed a new multi-purpose suite in Kilwinning.

Irvine Bay helped fund internal improvements to the former pub which has resulted in the creation of a multi-purpose suite and small office suite which add to the facilities’ existing services which include community café, and community space.

The work was completed at a cost of £20,000.

PRYDE provides help and guidance to an average of 700 young people every year from throughout the Irvine Bay area and supports eight other community organisations in Kilwinning.

The new multi-media centre brings the total investment in the new community Hub to over £700,000

The project refurbished a disused public house in Kilwinning which has been bought by the community from North Ayrshire Council. Irvine Bay was a key sponsor of the project to create a community hub which enabled young people to develop new skills, obtain information and advice, along with funding from the Lottery and Community Scotland.

The new base offers key community services including:

  • Cafeteria –to enhance local employability within the training kitchen (currently offering 4 kitchen employment training opportunities and 1 apprentice caretaker)
  • Multi-purpose suite and office suite – to enhance learning and development
  • Health & Wellbeing suite – to enhance healthier lifestyles and redress mental health/health issues inextricably linked to unemployment and impoverished lifestyles.