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Community facility gets a boost thanks to grant funding
15 August 2014

Patricroft United Reformed Church in Eccles, Manchester, secured a £5,380 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.


The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme, replaced the 40 year old, warped and dilapidated windows with new double-glazed windows and frames throughout the community hall at Patricroft United Reformed Church.


The community hall is one of the main facilities for community groups to carry out various activities in the Eccles area. The new windows have led to improved energy efficiency within the facility which is now able to offer a warmer and more welcoming space for all of the groups who use it.


Garry Jones, Church Leader, Patricroft United Reformed Church, said:


“The grant from Biffa Award has led to an improvement in the look of the hall and greater comfort for all of our users.”


Marion from Salford Heart Care, said:


“The replacement of the windows has made a big different to the look of the hall and has attracted many compliments.”


Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:


The refurbishment project at Patricroft United Reformed Church has created an energy efficient facility that the local community can be proud of and we’re pleased to support it.”