Kinning Park Complex - Glasgow
The roots of Kinning Park Complex go back to 1996 when the local community took over the running of a previously council-run community centre. Now a Community Interest Company (CIC), the group manages the building for all the community.
It is used by a wide variety of local groups and events, from sports, arts and music classes to family activities and public meetings. People using the centre come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including BME communities.
There are two halls which are used by 200-300 people per week and fourteen smaller studios which are let to a range of users. The CIC has an income of c£50k and attracts other grant funding from various sources for specific projects. It is managed by a board made up of local people and centre users. Kinning Park Complex is also involved in supporting efforts to improve or bring back into use local football pitches
The group aspires to renovate the building, and the board has commissioned an architect to look at the current state of the building and cost its renovation. Dependant on the result of this and how much funding is available, Kinning Park Complex will conduct a large scale community consultation exercise on the upgrading in summer 2014.