Twenty local facilities to become community centres
18/06/2020 - 19:50
Community organisations and networks around the city’s neighbourhoods are to get access to twenty local facilities to use them as logistics centres. Material support and guidance will also be provided, the goal being to strengthen the network of associations and build a social infrastructure which goes beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
The city’s community network has played a key role in tackling the Covid-19 crisis. Because of this, Barcelona City Council is making twenty neighbourhood centres and other facilities available to use as community centres and logistics points with protective materials, physical space for meetings, internet connections, IT equipment, storage space etc.
In addition to materials, the facilities will have a direct link with municipal social services and organisational and financial support. The community centres will get small funds to cover unforeseen expenses of up to 1,500 euros per month per centre.
The municipal investment to condition the twenty facilities is 365,000 euros: 315,000 for the shock social plan to tackle the effects of the Covid-19 crisis and 50,000 euros from the Area for Culture, Education, Science and Community to cover running costs and help facilitate the project.
Community centres open in June
The initiative will start being implemented in twenty community centres in June, coinciding with their re-opening. A second stage is envisaged to increase the network of community centres to thirty in total, all around the city.
The twenty centres which will become community centres in June are:
District of Ciutat Vella
- Casal de Barri del Raval
- To be confirmed in the next few days
District of L’Eixample
- Casal de Barri Espai 210
- Espai Calàbria 66
District of Sants-Montjuïc
- Casal de Barri La Vinya
- La Lleialtat Santsenca
District of Les Corts
- Centre Cívic Tomasa Cuevas – Les Corts
District of Sarrià – Sant Gervasi
- Casal de Barri Can Rectoret
- Centre Cívic Casa Orlandai
District of Gràcia
- Centre Cívic el Coll – La Bruguera
District of Horta-Guinardó
- Casal de Barri Mas Guinardó
- Centre Cívic Carmel
District of Nou Barris
- Casal de Barri Ton i Guida
- Casal de Barri Torre Baró
- Centre Cívic Can Basté
District of Sant Andreu
- Casal de Barri Torre de la Sagrera
- Centre Cívic Trinitat Vella
District of Sant Martí
- Casal de Barri del Besòs
- Espai Via Trajana
- Casal de Barri Espai Antoni Miró Peris