Crookham hall gets Â£10k lottery funding
Crookham Village Hall has secured a Â£10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund towards a new kitchen.
The funding announcement, revealed by The Clarion newsletter, puts the hall committee 40 per cent of the way towards its £25,000 target.
Three other funding applications are in the pipeline to Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest (£5,000), the Barmoor Windfarm Community Fund (£5,000) and the Sir James Knott Trust (£4,500).
It is understood that even partial further success would enable the project to proceed, with any deficit being made up from bank reserves. However, potential funders have been informed of the Big Lottery Fund grant in the hope it will boost the chances.
The hall currently operates from a kitchen containing a collection of donated domestic stoves and a refrigerator, combined with a newly-installed industrial dishwasher.
The modernised kitchen would retain the dishwasher and heating units but add a six-ring industrial cooker, stainless steel warming cupboards, microwave and built-in water boiler.