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Big Lottery funding for Bonar Bridge Hall

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Funding will help upgrade Bonar Bridge Hall inside and out
Funding will help upgrade Bonar Bridge Hall inside and out

Bonar Bridge Community Hall is today celebrating a lottery win of £74,845 thanks to the Big Lottery Fund and its Community Spaces scheme.

The funding will be used to carry out Phase 3 of the Hall Refurbishment Programme

Welcoming the award, Colin Morrice, Bonar Bridge Community Hall chairman, said: “The whole community is delighted that the final phase of the village hall refurbishment can now proceed, providing modern toilets, improved storage and external repairs and painting.

“The enhanced accommodation will be greatly appreciated by all our regular users, and enable us to attract new bookings such as meetings and conferences, weddings and family parties.

“The Big Lottery Fund investment in the fabric of the building secures the future of the hall as the hub of community life.”

Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, added: “I am delighted that Bonar Bridge Community Hall is one of the projects to share in the first round of grants from our Community Spaces fund.

“Whether it’s improving a community hall, developing a local playpark or improving access to a local woodland, we want this funding to bring people together to improve the places that matter to them.

“For local people in Bonar Bridge the award of £74,845 will do exactly that by providing a meeting place at the heart of the local community for everyone to enjoy.”

The Community Spaces award will enable the improvements in earlier phases - including a commercial kitchen, 40 seater Tea-Room and Community Room with projector, screen, netbooks and internet access - to be fully marketed, with the final pieces of the jigsaw in place. The village hall will look better on the outside and feel better on the inside!

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