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February 2021

The only way is up!

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Capital Project

We are reaching new heights this year as we start construction on East Ayrshire’s first Indoor Climbing Centre!

In 2020 we secured a total budget of over £3.3m to start work on the former Grange Church, turning it into a state of the art climbing and bouldering centre. This will produce many opportunities for the community by creating a sustainable enterprise, running apprenticeships, training programmes, providing permanent jobs and volunteer opportunities!

Our centre will be smashing the barriers of inclusivity! We will have areas/facilities for all no matter your age, ability, or needs.

In January, our newly appointed contractors Emtec have been carrying out refurbishments on the former church and hall building.

Outreach Programme

Our Outreach Programme “No Limit’s” was put on hold due to the Covid-19 Restrictions. However, in October 2020 we were able to get back up and running again. We have appointed our first Covid-Officer with the help of Sports Scotland! This allows us to ensure all measures are in place to safely run our programme.

We have made some slight adjustments such as smaller groups, following track and trace guidelines and wearing all relevant PPE. All these little changes are worth it once we see the children learned new skills, gain confidence, and have some normality back in their lives.

Due to the current restrictions our Outreach Programme is back on pause. We are taking this time to recruit new volunteers, attend additional training and engage with new groups to get involved once the restrictions are lifted!

We are excited to see what this year brings!