Ark T Centre is set to take over management of The Venue@Cowley from Green Square Group this summer, having been successful in its bid to run the community facility.
The Venue@Cowley is currently run by housing provider Green Square Group who put the chance to run its community space out to tender at the beginning of the year.
Emmy O’Shaughnessy, Director of Ark T Centre, said: “As a local organisation, which places community, well-being and creativity at its heart, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be taking on this role as the new management organisation.
“The Venue@Cowley has built up such a fantastic offer to the local community over the last two years and we hope to build on this with further opportunities for activities, which enable the diverse communities of Cowley to enhance their lives.
“We will bring our passion for strengthening Cowley community life, and we are very much look forward to getting to know the stakeholders, members of the community and neighbours.”
Green Square’s fundraising and partnerships manager Julie Bielby said: “Ark T put forward the winning tender bid, with a realistic business plan and inspiring interview presentation. We wish Ark T every success in the running of The Venue@Cowley. Ark T is an established and experienced community-orientated organisation and we have no doubt that it will ensure The Venue continues to be a vital and vibrant facility in the community.”
The Ark T Centre hopes to use the space for external community hires as well as grant funded projects for the community.