Saturday 10 September 2016

Huttons Ambo Village Hall wins Big Lottery funding

Huttons Ambo Village Hall wins Big Lottery funding for an extensive refurbishment.

After a long and extensive application process Huttons Ambo Village Hall has been awarded £164,400 from The Big Lottery Fund towards the refurbishment of the village hall. Work will start soon and it is hoped the project will be completed by early 2017.

The planned work includes the installation of a new heating and hot water system and 21st century insulation to keep the heat in and to keep the cold out there will be new doors and windows. At the back of the building there will be small extension providing a storage room accessed directly from the hall. Additionally there will be much needed new toilet facilities and a brand new kitchen with a large serving hatch to make events with food far easier to deliver.

A spokesperson said :

We are thrilled to have been successful in our application and that this will enable us to develop our much loved hall into a real community asset for the future.

Many of our residents have known the hall since their childhood and feel a strong connection with it.

These improvements will make it more functional, accessible, warm and efficient to run.

We intend to keep the welcoming and homely feel of the building by retaining and reinstating some features. Bringing the facilities into the 21st century will create a place our community will enjoy and be proud of for years to come.

The hall is currently used by many village groups such as The Meeting Point, the Youth Club, popular Quiz & Supper Nights and the Art Group as well as being home to the annual Flower & Produce Show. With better facilities and a warmer environment the hall management committee hope to attract a wider usage, increasing the number and variety of the activities available in the village.

The bid team are still working to securing some additional funding for extra fittings and equipment but this significant award from the Big Lottery Fund will transform the much-loved hall and make it fit for the future and many more years of community use.

If you would like more information then contact
Liz Ellis
M: 07968 981296
Follow on @huttonsambo
Via the Facebook group Huttons Ambo Village

•    The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
•    It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year it invests over £650 million and awards around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
•    Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.

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