1. The Hall complex
Knowle Village Hall is a multi-purpose hall opened in 1961 and has benefitted from a number of extensions to improve storage and meeting facilities. Further details of the complex, including images, can be found on our website: www.knowlevillagehall.co.uk.
Governance of the hall is maintained by the Knowle Village Hall Association (KVHA) which is registered with the Charity Commission – number: 523004.
Local organisations with regular bookings are eligible to apply for Affiliation to the KVHA. At present there are 10 Affiliates whose interests include:
Drama & music; Flowers, Embroidery & Art; Retirement Activities; Local Interest Groups: community, history, health etc.
In addition, the hall is an important venue for the NHS Blood Transfusion Service (NHSBT), as a Polling Station, and can be available for a range of social events.
2 . Gift Aid
The KVHA is registered with HMRC for the recovery of tax under the Gift Aid provisions. Personal donors can ‘authorise’ us to reclaim tax on their donations by completing a registration form and returning it to the Treasurer. The form is available from the Treasurer on request and, shortly, will be available as a download from the hall website.
This reclaim of tax from the Government gives us an important boost to funds with each £1 donated being increased to £1.25p!
3. Indication of main work required
Our refurbishment project will update every room in the complex. We have already:
- Replaced the roof covering and drainage channels.
- Replaced all single glazed windows with double glazed units.
- Upgraded the quality and security of the main entrance doors.
- Upgraded the Emergency Exits
- Replaced the heating system in all rooms.
- Upgraded the lighting system throughout.
- Re-equipped the kitchen.
- Re-decorated all the main rooms.
In addition, we need to modernise and refurbish our toilet facilities.
If you would like to direct a substantial donation to any particular part of the scheme, please contact the Treasurer for more information.