TARVIN Community Centre has received a financial boost from home phone and broadband provider TalkTalk.
The community centre will be sponsored by TalkTalk for the next 12 months.
The £600 funding will help the centre continue to provide first-class facilities for Tarvin residents.
Residents in Tarvin and Great Barrow will also benefit from a £50,000 investment by TalkTalk, which is expanding its Next Generation Network to provide residents with access to faster, reliable, better value and more secure broadband.
Built into the broadband network itself and unique to TalkTalk is the award-winning network-level security service HomeSafe.
Homesafe gives customers control over the type of websites their household can access across every single device that connects to the internet in their home.
Tarvin Community Centre has been providing a meeting place for community groups since 1969.
A large hall with a stage and excellent sound facilities and a smaller meeting room that also doubles as a library provide the setting for theatrical performances, exercise classes, community groups and flexible meeting spaces for village, public and commercial clients.
Alan Wilkinson, chair of the community centre committee said: “This grant came out of the blue and we are delighted to benefit from TalkTalk’s community commitment.
“Though we have yet to decide precisely what the money will be spent on, we are hoping to add a Wi-Fi connection to our list of facilities.”