Hall wins £4k grant
PUBLISHED: 15:01 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:47 10 June 2010
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13: EAST Budleigh village hall is to undergo a host of improvements thanks to a £4,000 grant. The village was awarded the cash from East Devon District Council and the County Grants Scheme and will use the funds to make the village hall safer and more accessi
EAST Budleigh village hall is to undergo a host of improvements thanks to a £4,000 grant.The village was awarded the cash from East Devon District Council and the County Grants Scheme and will use the funds to make the village hall safer and more accessible for visitors.The cash will pay to install a hearing loop, ceiling insulation, update fire safety measures and ensure the building complies with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).Village halls can apply for up to £6,000 of funding for their own East Devon community building - £3,000 from East Devon District Council and £3,000 from the County Grants Scheme. Seven community building projects across Devon will be supported, with East Budleigh and Whimple successfully bidding for £10,000 worth of funding between them. Eligible projects include refurbishments or extensions to the structure of the building including toilets, kitchens, roofs, heating, doors and similar. In particular, EDDC and the County Grants Scheme is interested in funding disabled access provision - where a disability access audit has already been undertaken - for halls in rural areas. Applications may be submitted at any time but are considered twice a year, once on June 30 and again on November 30. You can apply by visiting: www.devonrcc.org.uk/page/village_halls.php or, for more information, phone (01392) 383443.