East Bridgford Village Hall in Nottinghamshire has secured a £2,754 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, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.
The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme, will re-felt the flat roof on the front extension of the hall, following recent deterioration. Once the roof is repaired, the hall’s committee will be able to continue to offer use of the hall for an increased variety of classes and events for the whole community.
Whilst the project will be delivered by professionals, local volunteers will help treat and paint water stains on the interior ceiling.
Gary Youngs, Chairman, East Bridgford Village Hall, said:
“The repair to the village hall roof will ensure that our valuable community asset does not face closure with an adverse social impact.”
Philip Clarke, President, East Bridgford Bowls Club, said:
“Members of the East Bridgford Bowls Club, many of whom are 70-80 years old, are grateful that the grant will enable the hall to continue to be a venue for the club’s social activities.
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“This project at East Bridgford Village Hall is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local spaces for the community; we are pleased to be able to support it.”