Describe your project
We need to provide a reliable cooker in the kitchen to enable all hall users to be confident that they can provide hot food. This will form the basis for a general refresh of the kitchen area and encourage more use of this village facility.
How will your project benefit your local community?
Far more use of the hall with a reliable kitchen will be possible as, currently residents have to cook at home and bring in hot dishes that are to be served. With the planning of more entertainment in the future, the availability of a reliable cooker means that the community can raise more funds for the upkeep and modernisation of the hall. And our local pre school, charity 1035846, that runs out of the hall, will be able to provide warm food for the children at special events
Please give details of any support you have from your local community
The village hall is run by a committee of volunteers, who will expedite the kitchen improvements. The hall was built in 1926 by village craftsmen and retains almost all its original features including a timbered and vaulted room. Our community itself supports the various activities that are currently take place, such as the bi-annual pantomime, always a sell out, Harvest supper that 80+ people attend and various other activities and concert.
How big is your community? And how many people will benefit from your project?
The whole village - 700 people, will benefit from an updated kitchen, as the hall can then attract a bigger outside 'hiring' audience for weddings and parties, again bringing in more revenue to ensure that the hall can be maintained as a unique and treasured asset to support our community for future generations.
Tell us what you intend to spend the money on.
As a start to our updating of the kitchen, we would like to spend £1200 on a Smeg Ceramic Range Cooker.
When and why was your project founded?
The need for a new cooker has been recognised for some time and the opportunity to apply for funding has encouraged us to put this project into place for 2019