Buncrana Youth and Community Development Company (BYCD) was originally formed in 1969 as a boys club. More recently its mission has been to develop and maintain a sports and social centre that would facilitate social interaction, as well as the provision of childcare, education and training services for the community of Buncrana and the surrounding areas.

The company has recently completed phase 1 of the development of the Buncrana Youth Centre; a multi-purpose sports hall with playing fields, all-weather surfaces, meeting rooms, office space and classrooms. UCIT (Ireland), with assistance from the Social Finance Foundation, has approved a loan to cover the costs associated with phase two of this project, which will include new changing rooms, toilets, showers, six resource rooms, a new entrance and an upgrade to part of the existing building.

At a time when finance is hard to come by, we are very proud and grateful for the support of UCIT. Without their support, the project would not have gone ahead

P.J. HallinanChair, Buncrana Youth and Community Development