Thanks to funding from a variety of sources the Old Library trust has been able to rethink its original Café space.

Thank you to the Belfast charity society for introducing the organisation to some new funders who understood what the organisation was trying to achieve with its new vision of the café area for local people. Tom Howard fund & Hunter Smyth alongside the National Lottery Community Fund and Derry City & Strabane District Council has meant that both capital and revenue money could be invested to help create a space that is open, welcoming, friendly, warm and offers food and refreshments during these challenging times.

Project Director George McGowan thanked everyone involved. He said,

“Thank you to all those mentioned above for supporting this new upgrade and venture that will offer local residents a safe friendly space to connect with other residents, organisations, programmes and services whilst availing of food and refreshments throughout the course of the day. We do have further plans for development in the new year and hope that other funders and partners will come with us on this new and exciting journey for the local community.”

Recognition to Paula Reynolds from the Belfast charitable society for her energy and effort in this process.

Original Cafe
Original Cafe
Original cafe
Rip out
Rip Out
Extended Floor area construction
Extended floor area construction
New counter and seating
New extended area, breakfast bar and soft seating
New area different angle
New Wall art
New extended area and soft seating