Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund - Rural Communities
Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:11
Village hall committees can apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms.
The scheme will fund up to 20% of eligible costs, with a minimum grant of £10,000 and a maximum grant of £75,000 payable. This means overall scheme costs would be between £50,000 and £375,000.
The grant aims to help fund the updating and refurbishment of village halls so that they are fit for purpose and provide activities which seek to achieve one or more of the following outcomes for their communities:
- Improved health and wellbeing/reduction in loneliness
- Demonstrates a positive impact on the environment
- Supports the local rural economy
N.B. this fund is only open to certain charitable organisations. Multi-purpose Church Halls and Scout and Guide buildings are also eligible where they are open for the whole community and there is no alternative village hall. The assessment criteria also considers the number of people living in the area. The local population must be fewer than 10,000 people.