An award of £7500 from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust will be used to help Fife Arabic Society refurbish its hall to create a community hub.
The award was made from the CRT’s Community Investment Programme and will help to renovate the St Clair Hall in St Clair Street.
The Society was established in 2000 to promote the understanding of Arabic culture, language and society in Fife. It has over 300 members from 18 Arabic countries, as well as other ethnic minorities, and Scots with an interest in Arabic culture.
It provides translation and interpretation services for members accessing health, education, housing and legal services, and employment training programmes. Social events, conferences and open days are held to engage with people from all backgrounds and address the barriers to integrations.
The Society recently took over the management of St Clair Hall in Kirkcaldy from Fife Council on a 25-year lease.
Adnam Miyasar, secretary, said: “The refurbishment programme will improve facilities for our members, but we really want to play our part in the local community through this programme of repairs and refurbishments which will bring the premises up to a standard where it will provide a venue for local community groups and social events.”