A project to upgrade Fishlake Village Hall can go ahead thanks to a funding boost from The Veolia Environmental Trust (VET).
The Trust have awarded the hall’s management committee a grant of £12,350 toward phases 2, 3 and 4 of the project. The hall’s roof and suspended ceiling will be replaced, and its stage will be reconfigured and rewired. Phase 1 of work will see the installation of an accessible toilet suitable for all, including users with disabilities.
The grant was awarded at VET’s quarterly board meeting on 8 September 2014, when 51 grants totalling £1.5m were awarded to community and environmental projects across the UK.
Chairperson of the Village Hall Management Committee, Sheila Hill, said, “This project will have many benefits for both the local and wider community, as it will help create a pleasant environment where people can come together and enjoy events and happenings.”
The Trust will now start working with the management committee to finalise the details of their project, including its start date, so it can get up and running as soon as possible.
Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, said, “The hall’s management committee needs to be congratulated on securing a grant from us. Demand for funds is high and therefore they succeeded in a very competitive environment. I look forward to seeing the work on the hall start and the project take shape.”
Awarding grants through the Landfill Communities Fund, the trust have given over £3.7m to 113 projects in South Yorkshire since it was established in 1997.