A Word from the Director

I am delighted to welcome you to our website.  

I believe that it captures the dynamism, vibrancy and richness of Candle Community Trust. Creative and imaginative programming continues to be the hallmark of our service and this shines through in the wide range of activities and courses being offered. 

However, while the Website details our various services, it is the voice of the young people, in words and art, which speaks loudest on this site.  Their lived experience and stories are the best testament to what Candle stands for.

At Candle we are optimistic and excited about the future.  Currently over 80 young people access our services on a daily basis. They bring great energy, enthusiasm and life, and contribute significantly to making Candle a special place.  We have a Board of Management and staff team committed to meeting the ever changing needs of young people in today’s society.  And we have funding agencies who are particularly encouraging and supportive of our work. 

Although these are challenging times financially we are committed to maintaining a full range of services to the highest standard of best practice.

I hope you enjoy browsing through our site and find it both illuminating and inspiring.  The desire is to draw you into the enriching quality of life which is created daily at Candle Community Trust.

Brian Johnston