Help us raise £75,000 for the refurbishment of our Community Hall
Knowle Village Hall was built over 50 years ago for use by the local community for its social, educational and general interest groups for the benefit of the community.
Maintenance over the years has been funded from its own resources with little income by way of grants. A planned fundraising for the replacement of the roof covering, heating and lighting was postponed some five years ago when the proposed Waitrose Store development became active. As a building in the centre of that proposed development area, the Hall refurbishment became part of that development.
You will probably know from local press reports, the Waitrose decision to proceed with the development has been put on hold indefinitely and therefore, the Hall Management Committee has had to re-energise its fundraising efforts to carry out the essential works which, after a delay of more than five years, have become more numerous and critical!
How can you help?
There are several ways in which you can help us; these could be:
- A donation (see Gift Aid information below)
- Sponsor a specific part of the refurbishment work, or segment thereof (see more information)
- Offer your time FOC to help with fundraising, technical advice or, indeed, in decorating!
- ‘Spread the word’ – advertise our campaign in your workplace (download a poster or contact us to request copies)
In addition, there is a range of fundraising events being organised over the coming months and there will be opportunities to donate prizes suitable for these events.
How will your donation be recognised?
It is proposed that a suitable plaque will be placed within the building recording the names of major Donors (where agreed by the Donor) and the specific part of the project funded by them (if appropriate).
Knowle Village Hall Association is a registered charity and therefore, where the personal donor is a taxpayer able to donate under Gift Aid, we can apply to HMRC for a refund of the tax the donor has paid; thereby increasing the donation by 25% (such that every £1 donated can be increased to £1.25p).
The £75,000 target is a challenge for us and anything you can do to help us reach this figure would be welcomed! The Village Hall has been an important venue for over five decades. With your help, we can ensure it continues to be a worthy venue for the Community of Knowle for years to come.
Knowle Village Hall Association