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Treverbyn Community Hall receives support from the C100

6 May 2016

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Treverbyn Community Hall received £1,287 from the business club of the CCF towards the salary costs of a community café co-ordinator. Cornwall 100 Club members Mark Mitchell from Cornwall Glass and Jonathan Angilley from Goonvean Holdings visited the project.   

Treverbyn Community Hall has a community cafe and organises events ranging from regular luncheon clubs, film nights, keep fit classes, art & craft classes, computer training and art, dance and music sessions for children. The Hall is regularly used by other groups such as the inTune Choir, the St Austell Canine Society, the parent & toddler group and the youth club. It also provides a base for the community library (following the loss of the local mobile library), the local parish council and an office for the local PCSO.  The Hall is managed on a day-to-day basis by a part-time Hall Manager and an Administration Assistant.

The café opened in February 2015 at which time funding was secured for a 12 month trial. Since then the Café Co-ordinator has recruited and trained 15 volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the café. The Funding from the C100 Club will enable them to increase the number of volunteers to help run the café and ensure its long-term sustainability.

“I was most impressed with what has been achieved at The Hall in Treverbyn; from a derelict building to a vibrant hub for the community, engaging all ages and offering something for everyone. When people pull together great things can happen” said Jonathan Angilley.

Mark Mitchell, Managing Director of Cornwall Glass & Glazing, said “I was really struck by the vibrancy and genuinely strong community spirit as we were given a tour around the premises and their marvellous facilities. It is a superb, warm and welcoming environment and certainly looks well utilized with many exciting plans to see this evolve for the benefit of a very wide and diverse community. The sustainability of this Hall looks to be in very safe and dynamic hands, and it was a real privilege to meet so many dedicated, enthused and hardworking individuals putting the future use of this facility right at the heart of the village on a very secure footing.  Being able to play a very small part in this through our membership of C100 and the recent grant is a very lovely and humbling feeling to experience”.

The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF awarded a total of £22,206 to fourteen community projects in March. A second round of funding will be available later this year. Since its inception over 8 years ago, it has invested over £200,000 into communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting over 100 local projects.

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