Geldeston Village Hall Fundraising Story
Well we embarked on a major refurbisment of our historic village hall in 2016 and up to now we have managed to raise from various funders and our own events a whooping £123,000. We have now completed the project and in September 2018 we re-opened for action again and the village was very excited.
We now have a fully functional catering kitchen, Mobility toilet and new gents and ladies facilities, new front entrance, new windows and roof and the interior has been upgraded with new lights, heat alarms and blackout blinds.
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We have to say a huge thank you to all of our funders without which this grand old hall could not have had such a major facelift. Below are just some of our fantastic supporters who are too many to mention here but we must thank all of you who came along to any of our fundraising events.
WREN Helped fund the roof, windows and doors with a donation of £46,240.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.
"Postcode Community Trust" is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery. Our project "Let's Eat" received £5,000 from the Trust towards the refurbishment of the halls kitchen facility.
Want to know where you can apply for funding. Their website address is: www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk
Want to find out how to play the postcode lottery and thus support more charities. The website address is www.postcodelottery.co.uk
We had some wonderful anonymous donations to the hall refurbishment including ones for £5,000 and £100. We are very grateful whoever you are.
A Very Generous Legacy
We were very lucky to have been left a very generous legacy by Mr John Bullock a late user of the hall and a Geldeston resident of £2,500 which we put towards the "Lets Eat" project.
A New PA System We were awarded £865 to purchase our own PA System from Love Norfolk Fund via Norfolk Community Foundation. This will enable us to hold more of our own music events and so create more community cohesion and raise money for the hall.
We had another £3,000 donated This time it's from Shelroy Charitable Trust Fund via Norfolk Community Foundation and was for the new toilets.
Garfield Weston Foundation kindly donated £3,000 towards our new toilets appeal "AT YOUR CONVENIENCE".
Adnams Community Trust gave us a fund of £1,338 to purchase the new cooker for the hall.
We were awarded £5,000 for our project "Let's Eat" refurbishing the kitchen. This was from Saracen's Norfolk Fund via the Norfolk Community Foundation.
We received more funding from Norfolk Village Hall Fund via Norfolk Community Foundation for £500 towards our "Lets Eat" project.
The Trust Charitable Foundation awarded us £4,850 for the new kitchen.
You can find out more about The Trust Charitable Foundation on their website . Funds are available for a variety of projects
We were awarded £2,000 towards the mobility toilets from The Geoffrey Watling Charity - Grants For Charities In Norfolk. (Website Here)
We also recieved funding from South Norfolk Council For Communities for £9,340
From Dulverton via the Norfolk Community Foundation we were awarded £4,000.
The National Lottery under AWARDS FOR ALL awarded us £9,133.
The Final Push
When we were on "The Final Push" with our hall involving a patio area at the rear of the building and a new shed, we were helped to finally finish this major project contained in "Village Alive", Geldeston Parish Council generously gave a fund of £3,700. We are so grateful for this help at the end of a long and complex fundraising achievement. Thank you so very much Geldeston Parish Council.