Grow the Glens CIC has received a £300,000 investment to be spent transforming the former Cushendall PSNI station into a community digital hub.
The grant has come from the Community Ownership Fund and is the result of years of campaigning by the DTNI members to transform the derelict building and to bring jobs and opportunities to the Glens area.
Over the last five years, Grow the Glens has been helping to encourage economic activity and create employment in the Glens of Antrim through training and other employment initiatives.This investment will be used to turn the disused police station into a modern facility fit for use by the local community – a remote working/hot desking hub for people who want to work locally from home or close to home.
Chairman of Grow the Glens, Liam O’Hagan said, “As a small group of local people, we have been working tirelessly since 2016 with a vision to create jobs and opportunities locally. We want the former PSNI station to be a beacon of hope for the future and to show local communities that there are wonderful opportunities all around us. The last couple of years has brought home to us the importance of communities looking out for and supporting each other. We want the people who live in our communities to be able to stay living here, working here, and raising their families here. This is an investment for the future.”
This is fanstastic news for Grow the Glens as an organisation and for Cushendall and the greater Glens area; we wish them the very best of luck for the future.