Friday, 17 July 2015

Grants and Funding Update

Grants and Funding Update
We have been lucky enough to receive funding from Ryedale Stronger Communities and Rural Action Yorkshire to purchase a large professional hot cabinet, a microwave and a dishwasher for the village hall – for use at the Meeting Point and also be integrated into the new kitchen refurbishment plan. The Meeting Point has also received some funding to subsidise their hall rental for 2 year to keep the activity financially viable.

THE BIG LOTTERY BID for the full refurbishment of the Village Hall is now submitted. Extensive quotations have been collected and reams of appropriate words spun to complete the first stage application. Clare Jenyns and Liz Ellis are leading this with the support of a mentor from Coast & Vale Community Action in Scarborough tasked by The Lottery to find village hall projects to fast track. So, fingers crossed our application will get through to the next stage.

The funding is hoped to cover a complete new heating system, a sustainable energy solution, new kitchen, new doors and windows throughout, new window and serving hatch in the kitchen, damp proofing, dimmable lighting in the large room, full insulation, re-plastering, some re-pointing and a complete re-wire of the hall plus additions to generally bring the building up to date and future proof it too. It is anticipated that the work would take between 6-8 weeks when the hall will be out of action and we will then need community support to finish off the painting and final tasks.  Currently we have no idea on dates for this but watch this space.



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