The Hall is well used by local residents and they will enjoy a much improved facility thanks to a grant of £28,000 from the funding body WREN.
The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to replace the boilers and upgrade the heating system to make it more efficient, economical and make the hall more comfortable for hall users. The appearance of the hall will also be much improved by replacing the soffits, fascias and gutters.
The Rainhill Village Hall Management Committee said “We are very grateful to have received the funding from WREN as it has given our fundraising efforts a huge boost and enabled us to carry out much needed improvements.
“Having a reliable and efficient heating system will make a huge difference to the Hall users. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we are looking forward to the improvements taking place over the next few months.”
WREN is a not for profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, WREN’s Grant Manager, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting Rainhill Village Hall and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people across Rainhill. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having
a positive impact very soon.”
The Management Committee hopes the improvements will be completed early 2018. Rainhill Village Hall is a Charity and is main ly run by volunteers. They are in the process of redecorating all the rooms, but the hall requires some major refurbishment that cannot be carried out by volunteers.