Today, a public campaign to raise funds for an ambitious extension was launched at Broughty Ferry Community Library by Leisure & Culture Dundee. Members of the public can get involved by donating or raising money via a JustGiving page. The indicative cost of the project is £1,828,000 and £948,500 has already been secured from Leisure & Culture Dundee alongside Dundee City Council with the remainder being sought from fundraising including applications to external grant funders who share common objectives.
A previous review of facilities demonstrated a lack of community space in the area and has led to the proposal for a meeting and gathering space that can accommodate up to two hundred people in a safe, easily accessible central location with Broughty Ferry Library the preferred location. The proposal also seeks to create an inclusive accessible approach which engages the extensive, but underused land surrounding the existing library.
Sinclair Aitken, Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee said
“A review of facilities has recognised the consistent demand from the community for the creation of a space that provides increased availability for community meetings, events and activities. We now aim to provide an exciting solution to meet the needs of Broughty Ferry and beyond. We know there is strong support in the local community for more community space and launching this JustGving page to give the public the opportunity to get more involved.”