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- Steeple Lane, Beaumaris, Anglesey, N. WALES -
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A volunteer-run community centre. It is a registered charity run on
a not-for-profit basis on behalf of Beaumaris and district community.
The Centre was formerly the hall of the parish church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas. It was completely rebuilt and refurbished under a leasing arrangement to the newly formed trustee body formed in 2003 and renamed the Canolfan Iorwerth Rowlands Centre. It was named after the late Iorwerth Rowlands, a county councillor who dedicated much effort to this project. It is a registered charity (Beaumaris Youth & Community Centre Reg. Charity No.1071952) serving the whole community.
Since the refurbishment there have been two very successful Big Lottery funded projects running at the Centre which have been of great benefit to the community. The first project established the centre firmly at the heart of the community being a base for unemployed people to access work programmes and training. Providing courses for people of all ages for example IT classes from beginner to advanced, Local History classes and Welsh classes. There was access to help and information from organisations such as Citizens Advice Bureau, Age Cymru and Carer’s Outreach. New clubs and activities were started for people of all ages these included a Parent & Toddler group and Beaumaris 50s Club and a much improved Youth Club.
The second project –The Iorwerth Rowlands Community Project had three strands. These were taking sports opportunities to children in the local primary schools, Information events and Signposting for members of the community and working in collaboration with other organisations increased volunteering opportunities. The exit strategy of this project was for the Centre to be volunteer run at the end of the four years of the project.