Support for St Erme Village Hall
22 July 2015
St Erme Village Hall received £3,000 from the business club of the Cornwall Community Foundation and £1,500 from the Cornwall Glass Fund towards the refurbishment of the hall toilets to include provision of disabled access. Cornwall 100 Club members Amanda Williams from Alban Digital and Mark Mitchell from Cornwall Glass and Glazing Ltd visited the project.
Amanda Williams from Alban Digital said “It was great to see the village hall being put to such good use with the Toddler group and to see what a difference the new toilets will make to the hall when they are complete.”
Mark Mitchell, Managing Director of Cornwall Glass & Glazing said “It is wonderful to see the Village Hall, so central and important to the local village for almost 100 years, getting a much needed boost and some TLC with its recent makeover and investment in heating and washroom facilities. This will no doubt safeguard the use of this very welcoming building for many years to come for the growing population of St Erme and Trispen.”
“Visiting on the Monday morning gave us the opportunity to see the Hall being put to good use with a lively and fun filled toddlers group equipped with bouncy castle too! It is a very worthy recipient of C100 funds, which benefits the whole local community.” Such an accessible building with most reasonably priced sessions for the local residents to enjoy for a vast variety of uses is so important and needed in a vibrant village such as St Erme.”
St Erme Village Hall is 88 years old and was part of a First World War field hospital. The village hall provides the facility for the 1,200 residents to host local community groups, functions, meetings and parties. The hall is in walking distance to the vast majority of villagers and is used weekly by a toddler’s group, a short mat bowls club, the WI and the Silver Circle. The hall has a very active committee who often hold fundraising events such as bingo and produce sales to assist improvement projects. The awards from the CCF will provide a facility that is accessible and inclusive to all local residents.
The Cornwall 100 Club was established seven years ago in March 2008 and supports local projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The funding from the Club helps local people to make their communities better places to live; in particular they encourage projects which incorporate a combination of the following themes:
- Improving community spaces (village halls and outside recreational spaces)
- Providing a service the whole community can benefit from
- Business and communities working together
- Charitable organisations who support children and young people
The deadline for the next Cornwall 100 Club grant applications is the 1st of September.