We have had massive community support to bring a much loved former church in Portobello into community hands. Now we are taking possession of the building on the 6th of September, and are trying to get the building open by the January 2018.
We have been very fortunate to have most of the buildings purchase cost covered by the Scottish Land Fund, but we still had £30,000 left to pay. We managed to get a part loan, part grant, but that have left us with £20,000 worth of debt to pay. We would love to be able to open Bellfield debt free, so we can focus on creating the fully accessible, vibrant community hub that is our vision.
We would be so grafeful for anything you would be able to donate, as everything will help. If we can reach our target, we can use any additional money raised to help fund key improvements we need, like toilet upgrades, better insulation and increasing the buildings accessibility.
If you have any skills that could help us get the building ready that would be welcome too!