Tarvin Community Centre has received a £50,000 cash grant that will help it become the ‘vibrant heart’ of the village.
The boost has been awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund and will be used to bring the rear of the building into community use by providing a lounge area, servery, better access, disabled toilet and improved storage.
Alan Wilkinson, Chair of the Community Centre Committee believes that the improvements will allow the centre to meet the increasing demand for social and recreational space in the growing village, and said it was a culmination of seven years ‘very hard work’.
“The grant enables us to fulfil a dream to make the community centre the vibrant heart of the village and to provide residents with a variety of spaces to use for many different activities. We hope that by this time next year the new room will be as busy as the others and we no longer have to turn away requests for rooms for hire.”
Richard Smith, Grant Manager for WREN added: “We’re delighted to be supporting Tarvin Community Centre and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people across Tarvin and the surrounding area. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.”
It is hoped work can start in the New Year and be completed by the summer of 2016.