Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise (CJCE) runs a series of community regeneration programmes from its base in Townhead to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the local community.
Established in May 2013, CJCE focuses on the delivery of high-quality facilities, programmes and resources to encourage regular participation in sport and physical activity.
An ethos of inclusivity is central to CJCE’s activities – its programmes are designed to bring people in the community together, regardless of age, gender, religion or ability.
Using its sports facilities and programmes as part of its contribution to community regeneration, CJCE hopes to: deliver higher performance standards in sport; develop higher self-esteem and confidence among participants; provide positive alternatives to anti-social and criminal behaviour; and help young people become good citizens.
Volunteering is a core part of CJCE’s activities, with regular opportunities available in key areas such as sports coaching, fundraising, catering, ground maintenance and first aid.
A range of community programmes are delivered by qualified PVG licenced coaches to cater for all ages and abilities.
Nock Tots is a 12-week pre-school programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, with over 250 children taking part in sessions which provide a fun introduction to football each week.
School breakfast clubs provide a welcoming environment for children to develop their physical literacy, while children’s birthday parties and summer camps are also facilitated.
CJCE also runs a number of leisure activities for those with a disability, including all ability cycling, football and boccia sessions.
More recently, CJCE has embarked upon a number of environmental initiatives, last year launching Improving Cumnock’s Environment (ICE) at Townhead Community Sports Hub as part of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.
ICE successfully delivered carbon savings through energy efficient kit laundering and a climate change awareness programme delivered by CJCE coaches in five local schools.
Subsequently, CJCE was successful in obtaining funding for a follow-on climate change project – “ZERO-ise Carbon in our Community”, which aims to provide home energy assessments for 150 households and reduce the number of cars travelling to and from football games.
For more information, contact:
Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise
Cumnock, KA18 1LY