Community café and shop
Idea: For some time, the KCT has an empty building that was used previously by the Claymores Boxing Club. After consulting and engaging the community as well researching potential building uses, the Board of Directors have now decided that Unit 2 will be transformed into a community Cafe and shop.
Aim: The MAC will provide the community with a friendly café and shop selling gifts and local produce, employment and training opportunities and a social space for groups to meet. The KCT will also have an opportunity to run forward facing projects with the community like the Pantry, lunch clubs and after school clubs.
Legacy: This project will run as an innovative social enterprise to ensure its own sustainability as a community asset. Through an apprenticeship programme the MAC will aim to create learning and skill opportunities for local people that need support to enter the world of employment. The KCT office will move into the building creating opportunity for another business to rent the current office building.
Status: This project was put on hold at the start of the pandemic. Planning permission has been granted; grant funding is being sought with the intention of building works to commence in the new year.