Athelstaneford Village Hall refurbishment

by Chris Brace in Athelstaneford, Scotland, United Kingdom

Athelstaneford Village Hall refurbishment
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On 2nd April 2019 we successfully raised £4,785 with 18 supporters in 56 days

This project will transform the village hall, making it a modern, comfortable place for the community to meet and hold events.

by Chris Brace in Athelstaneford, Scotland, United Kingdom

2 years ago members of the community raised concerns about the hall and expressed a desire for it to be improved. The hall committee set up a team to consult with the community and to develop proposals for a refurbishment. The aim of the refurbishment is to improve the experience of using the hall so that more people want to use it and to run events, increasing the opportunities for residents of the parish to meet. 

Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund's 'Awards for All' programme we have been able to employ an architect to design and cost the proposals. These proposals have been consulted on with the community (March 2018) with 81% of respondents agreeing / strongly agreeing with the plans. 

The refurbishment is estimated to cost £190K and we are in the process of securing £160K of funding towards this and some of the hall’s own reserves will also be used. However, we now need to raise £15K to bridge the final gap. The work is scheduled to take place between June-September 2019 so there is not much time to reach our goal and make the project happen!

Please consider making a donation towards this project - if we can go ahead with the refurbishment the hall will be a better place for everyone to use and fit to serve the community for the next 30 years of its' life.

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