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Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund

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The aim of the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund is to support the modernisation and improvement of village halls.  This is so that they are fit for purpose and can provide activities which seek to achieve one or more of the following outcomes for their communities.

  • Improved health and/or wellbeing and/or reduction in rural loneliness.
  • Positive impact on the local environment, contributes towards net zero.
  • Support for the local rural economy.
  • Promotion of community cohesion.

The town or village in which it is situated must have a population of 10,000 or less.  A variety of charitable organisations can apply.  Multi-purpose Church Halls, Scout and Guide buildings may also eligible.

Eligible items of expenditure include:

  • Extensions.
  • Internal reconfigurations.
  • New roof and roof refurbishment which includes insulation.
  • Refurbishing toilets and kitchens including fixtures.
  • Damp proofing.
  • Electrical works and installation of broadband or Wi-Fi.
  • Guttering, repointing and drainage as part of an improvement project.
  • Replacement of external and/or internal doors, floors and windows.
  • Fixtures installed as part of improvement works.
  • Energy generation equipment (eg Heat Pumps, PV panels, wind turbine).

Grants are between £2,000 and £5,000 which will be 20% of your capital project costs including any VAT. Smaller projects will be prioritised.

The fund is expected to stay open until December 2024.  However, it may be withdrawn before this. Click here for more information.