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East Devon village halls secure funding
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
EAST Devon’s village halls and community buildings have successfully applied for £55,000 of funding from the Community Council of Devon and East Devon District Council (EDDC).
The Community Grants Scheme is a fund that helps community buildings projects, with the Community Council of Devon offering grants of anything up to £20,000, with additional match of up to £5,000 from EDDC.
The funding has been put in place to help local village community buildings all around the county. Buildings eligible for funding can apply on the basis that they need refurbishments. This could include items such as the toilet facilities, kitchen facilities, roof repairs, heating and door fixtures and changes of a similar kind.
East Devon village halls have proved most popular within the scheme. The success of village halls within the district is very important as it shows a sense of community and the willingness to keep a communal area running for the local residents.
East Devon has found the scheme a major benefit as out of the 11 community organisations funded by the Community Council of Devon in the county, five were based in East Devon. Out of the £97,500 handed out in the whole County by CCD, £39,000 will be received by groups in East Devon. In addition, EDDC will be contributing £16,000.
The halls funded include:
· Whitford Village Hall – extension to the front of the hall and relocation of toilets
· Colyford Memorial Hall – replace existing roof and insulate, upgrade electrics
· Tipton St John Community Hall – create a new accessible entrance and lobby.
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