Meadowgreen Foundation is a local charity in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland aiming to serve the local community and beyond.
We have a community centre and a community café, Cafe 141.
The Meadowgreen Centre has a usually has a variety of activities timetabled throughout the week catering for all ages.
The Centre and Café 141 have been closed to the public due to Covid 19 pandemic.
Cafe 141 will be opening part time starting in August
Both the centre and the Café 141 will be available to hire for regular events and for private functions again when it is safe to do so.
The Meadowgreen Foundation was set up as a Christian charitable trust in 1985 to provide community services to the Meadowgreen area of Troon. The existing community centre, opened in 1988 and extended in 2003, provides a multi-purpose room, art room, office, kitchen, entrance area and toilets. There is also an external area.
The Meadowgreen Foundation is governed by 6 local trustees who oversee all aspects of the operations of the Meadowgreen Centre.
Until 2018 our children’s services through pre-school, after school care and toddlers group meant that, for the most part, the Centre provided a ‘child-focussed’ environment. The foundation trustees believed that a further extension to allow additional services was required.
In 2015 Café 141 was completed.
Sitting adjacent to the centre. This allowed us to reinforce the community focus in the area, which includes local shops, doctor’s surgery and a pharmacy. It is hoped that it will offer additional services to the community also :
- Provide a natural meeting place for all sections of the local community
- Create a suitable venue for adult events and our Monthly Seniors Teas.
- Provide a facility for local teenagers.
In June 2018 the Trustees of the Meadowgreen Foundation, took the decision to not go ahead with Pre-School registration for the 2018/19 term which resulted closure of the Pre-School service at the end of June 2018.
The decision was taken following many difficulties in meeting the staffing and government requirements for the coming years. After school services also ceased in 2018.
Since then many new and activities are being held in the centre for all ages.
Our vision is to make our faith visible in our community and beyond.
•Meeting needs in the community by providing children’s, youth and adult services.
•Creating employment and training opportunities.
•Providing a venue for local churches and organisations to hold events.
•Giving the Christian faith a ‘shop window’ at the heart of our community.
•Supporting the work of other charities.
•Leaving a legacy for next generation.