In 2017, a grant of £50,000 was awarded towards the construction of a purpose-designed building.
Highbury Roundhouse was set up in 1974 to meet the needs of the young people in the area. Since then, it has grown into a thriving community centre that provides facilities for people of all ages and backgrounds. It is the main provider of youth services for those young people aged 13-19 in the local area, offering after-school clubs, holiday play schemes, a youth club, a homework club, and more than 60 enrichment classes ranging from cooking to music and drama.
Community building project
Highbury Roundhouse had been operating from five different buildings since 2010; although it has managed to maintain services during this time, this has not been without difficulty. The project for which they requested support involved the creation of a central hub and focus for the community to supply and range of targeted services to disadvantaged young people and other members of the community. At the time of application, £2.5 million had been raised towards the project cost of £3 million. A grant of £50,000 was awarded.