Everton Football Club is delighted to announce a new base of operations for its official charity Everton in the Community.
Due for completion later in 2016, the EitC Community Hub will become a permanent home for everything associated with the award-winning charity.
The campus, which is part funded by the Big Lottery and Football Foundation, is set to be built next to the Everton Free School just a few minutes walk from Goodison Park.
Facilities set to be included on site include a Family Zone, Teen Zone, café and counselling space.
Community members will also have the opportunity to access courses ranging from sports coaching to activity leadership in a bid to combat the poor living standards in the heart of Everton.
The borough falls into the most deprived five of neighbourhoods across the UK, and it is hoped that the hub will offer support, education, advice and opportunities for individuals of all ages who are looking to improve their lives.
And EitC CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale revealed her delight at announcing the plans ahead of building work commencing on the site.
She said: “We are delighted to now be at the stage to commence work on our new EitC Community Hub.
“This fantastic facility will allow us to offer members of our community a safe haven where they can socialise safely; access employment, training, and education and volunteering opportunities; receive support around physical health and provide access for isolated members of our community to engage with us via our programmes.”
Condy Lofthouse Architects designed the building and the surrounding area, with contractors Ashlar Construction (NW) Limited set to begin work on the plans as soon as possible.
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