Ballycastle Community House at 32 North Street Ballycastle was purchased in 1982. Funding for the purchase was raised by the USA branch of N.I Children's Committee 10.
We are absolutely delighted with the improvements your substantial grant enabled us to carry out. The house is now in beautiful condition and the benefits accrued from the refurbishment include:
a) Wheelchair access
In the past year the house has been occupied for 207 days by a
total of 681 people. All our committee members are aware that
the house is underused and are actively pursuing ways of increasing
occupancy levels. The house tends to be vacant more often midweek
during school term, especially during the winter months. If CCRU
knows of any other cross-community group with similar aims to
ourselves who could benefit by using our Ballycastle house we
would be more than happy to discuss the possibility with them.
Our programme is now in existence for 15 years. Many of the
children we sent on holidays to America are now married with families
of their own. These are the families we are now targeting in
our efforts to get Protestants and Catholics sharing the same
house at the same time. The vast majority of our users are still
Protestant and Catholic children under 16 years of age.