Budleigh Salterton Community Workshop Bid

by Budleigh Community Workshop in Budleigh Salterton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd September 2020 we successfully raised £51,500 ( + est. £10329.50 Gift Aid ) with 231 supporters in 47 days

We are the Budleigh Community Workshop Trust (BCWT) with the shared objective of improving the health and wellbeing of the local community.

by Budleigh Community Workshop in Budleigh Salterton, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Additional money will go towards refurbishment and equipment and running costs of the building.

We are the Budleigh Community Workshop Trust (BCWT), a newly formed charity (a CIO – Registered Charity Number 1188475), operating in partnership with the Budleigh Health and Wellbeing Hub and the local GP practice, with the shared objective of improving the vitality, health and wellbeing of the local community and particularly in a post Covid19 era. 

Specifically, BCWT plans to create a workshop and other recreational facilities for the community to enhance skills, confidence and inclusion. Volunteer led activities will be made available to individuals who have need for such facilities by reason of their age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances, with the object of improving their conditions of life.

Activities will initially focus on carpentry, wood turning and allied DIY, textile crafts and repair skills under the supervision of experienced practitioners and support volunteers. Our aspiration is to make the Community Workshop socially inclusive and diverse, focussing wherever the need is, so that young adults and older generations can develop skills and enjoy the social and creative opportunities the Workshop will provide. The facility will be operated within strict health and safety guidelines and controls including disabled access. 

BCWT has identified Budleigh Salterton Fire Station adjacent to other workshops/industrial units on Station Road as highly suitable premises for its purposes. The building has a concrete ground floor ideal for machinery based activities and an upstairs well lit room suitable for craft activities, meetings and relaxation. It is estimated that total funding of £200,000 is required to purchase, refurbish, and to initially equip the building. BCWT has managed to raise, through donations and pledges, £150,000 but, clearly, we are short of our necessary target to be able to compete at the Auction in September. 

Please be generous and donate whatever you can so that we succeed in this outstanding opportunity to acquire a brilliant asset for the community and from which the whole community can benefit. It will be fantastic with your help. 

Please take the time to complete the Gift Aid section so that we can claim the additional funds, as every little bit will help.


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