Stogursey Victory Hall has had £400,000 funding approved by West Somerset Council. The funding will go towards a major upgrade to the hall including refurbishment of the existing hall, an extension with new kitchen, function room and toilets, new changing rooms adjacent to the MUGA, a cover for the MUGA, car parking and landscaping.
In approving the funding members of the Council said that there had been a very impressive 25% response rate to consultation on the proposals. They added that they felt it was an excellent flagship project which would be of huge benefit to the community and a great legacy.
Funding applications have also been submitted to Sport England and Awards for All.
During 2015 we worked with Vivid Regeneration to prepare a feasibility study for the refurbishment. We’ve been retained to write some of the funding applications and take the project forward to the appointment of architects.
Lawrence Weston Community Hub has passed the first hurdle on its way to securing Lottery funding from the Reaching Communinities programme.
The funding will go towards the cost of providing community facilities in the building as well as management costs in the first few years.
Now it’s a matter of preparing the Stage 2 bid, and then the Stage 3 bid!
The bid writing is being done by the wonderful Helen Bone at Vivid Regeneration. We’re doing the work on the business plan (as well as overall project management).
About the Lawrence Weston Community Hub
Lawrence Weston Community Hub is a new building that will contain a range of services including health, social, economic and education for the community. It is a project being led by Ambition Lawrence Weston in partnership with the City Council and Ridingleaze Surgery. Planning permission was granted in December and we are now working on securing the funding package before moving to detailed design and construction.