Big step made towards new community hub in Dalgety Bay

£30k of funding has been awarded to the Dalgety Community Trust to help develop plans for a new community hub in Dalgety Bay.

Members of the South and West Fife Area Committee have approved the sum from the council’s Community Recovery Fund, which was established to help recover from the pandemic and further address the cost-of-living crisis.

The money will be used to help pay for the initial phase of their exciting new project to deliver a modern and imaginative community building. It will be owned and operated on behalf of the community by the Dalgety Community Trust and will replace the council’s existing community centre.

Cllr David Barratt, Convener of the Committee explained: “The new hub will be based around the idea of ‘one door, many spaces’. This initial phase will look to understand and interpret the community’s requirements, develop a project brief and refine the initial business case.  The funding award will allow the Trust to appoint an architectural firm with a proven track record in delivering modern, imaginative and stand out community buildings. They will produce initial architectural concepts and undertake community engagement with locals and stakeholders on these.

“This is a fantastic project powered by the Trust’s ambitious vision to go beyond a traditional community centre and deliver a new intergenerational facility with real purpose and that truly meets the needs of the community. I’m looking forward to seeing this community focussed project flourish.”

Read the full committee papers.