The Llanrumney Hall Community Trust is a community led trust set up to steer the regeneration of Llanrumney Hall into a vital thriving community hub to provide poverty support in East Cardiff.
The Trust are making a bold proposition to the local community to provide a life changing hub needed by the community and offer services that are not readily available in the surrounding area.
Over the last few years, the aim of the Trust has been to sympathetically restore and redevelop Llanrumney Hall. After a lot of hard and passionate work, they finally achieved just that. As of Spring 2019, they have been open for business as a multi-purpose community hub.
The Hall now offers the local community employment opportunities and space for startup businesses. Facilities also provide educational opportunities and community support, such as The Pantry that have been lacking in the area of Llanrumney for some time. These include: community rooms available to rent for competitive prices; a state-of-the-art sound production and recording studio; a pottery studio; hot desk facilities; classrooms; creche facilities; an onsite Cafe and much more. A recent addition is the brand-new mental health and wellbeing hub which provides support to local people post-covid. The Llanrumney Hall also provides a range of community activities and events throughout the year through community engagement.
The development will continue to expand over the next few years and CMB look forward to being an integral part of this expansion.
HOW DID CMB CONTRIBUTE?
CMB Founder, Steve Borley, was born and raised in Llanrumney - an area of Cardiff which is faced with a lack of opportunities and funding which takes its toll on both the young and old people of the district.
After years of the building sitting derelict and in dire shape, Steve contacted Cardiff Council to enquire about purchasing the building to transform it into a Community Trust for the area. And after years of negotiating and planning, in the Summer of 2019 the building reopened as Llanrumney Hall Community Trust.
This project cost CMB hundreds of thousands in loans as well as hundreds of labour hours which are ongoing to this day due the great relationship that the 2 organisations continue to have.
The Community Centre provides a place for local people to access education, exercise, sporting activities, child day care, a food pantry with massively subsidised costs for locals, and more. It strives to develop on the services it provides year on year in order to better serve the community.
As of October 2022, CMB have raised and contributed to Llanrumney Hall Community Trust: