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FUNDRAISING INFORMATION

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OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS ARE NOW WELL UNDERWAY
WE HAVE NOW BEEN AWARDED  A GRANT FROM THE COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP FUND FOR  £300,000. YEARS OF WORK HAVE PRECEEDED THIS APPLICATION AND IT HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY OUR LOCAL PARISH COUNCIL AND OUR LOCAL MP, ALICIA KEARNS

NEWS JUST IN - APRIL 2024  THE TRUSTEES ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND HAS AWARDED £250,000 TOWARDS OUR REBUILDING COSTS #NationalLottery

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OTHER IMPORTANT FUNDING AND PLEDGES OF FUTURE FUNDING HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM VILLAGERS WHO WANT TO PRESERVE THIS IMPORTANT ASSET FOR OUR COMMUNITY. ALL DONATIONS AND PLEDGES ARE WARMLY WELCOMED, NO MATTER HOW SMALL. EQUALLY, OFFERS OF HELP WITH FUNDRAISING EVENTS ARE MOST WELCOME AND WILL ALL HELP TO RETAIN OUR VILLAGE HALL FOR THE FUTURE. DETAILS OF PLEDGING CAN BE FOUND BELOW. WE ALREADY HAVE OVER £18,000 FROM OUR APPEAL FOR PLEDGES AND DONATIONS IN DECEMBER 2022.

The Village Hall Development Group would like to sincerely thank everyone who responded to the appeal. Many generous pledges and donations have now been received and the following people have agreed to have their names published:

Robert and Rachel Wright

Sara and Chris Barrett

Paul Diver and family

Tony and Helen Batchelor

John Haddon

Terry and Gill Curtis

Valerie and Ronnie Fraser

Julian and Judy Wise

Steve and Sarah Preston

Pixie James

Stuart Brown

Mike and Lesley Ferrow

Norman and Miggs Bonnor
Brian and Janet Tuplin

Philip Wood

Chris Wintle

FULL LIST OF CURRENT FUNDERS AND FUNDS PLEDGED (APRIL 2024)

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COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP FUND GRANT                                             250,000

+ additional £50,000 revenue funding 

PUBLIC WORKS LOAN                                                                               50,000

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND GRANT                        250,000

BARROWDEN UNITED CHARITIES SOFT LOAN                                     50,000

AUGEAN COMMUNITY FUND GRANT                                                      44,000

GARFIELD WESTON GRANT                                                                     40,000

PLEDGES OF DONATIONS FROM VILLAGERS (Dec 22)                         22,000

BERNARD SUNLEY FOUNDATION GRANT                                              20,000                                             

VILLAGE HALL FUNDS FROM RESERVES                                               10,000

FOYLE FOUNDATION GRANT                                                                      7,500

FUND RAISING EVENTS                                                                              2,000

J R CORAH FOUNDATION GRANT                                                                 750

                                                           current total of secured funding        746,250

THE TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE HALL ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO ALL THE FUNDERS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR THEIR FINANCIAL GENEROSITY. MANY THANKS ARE ALSO DUE TO THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE PROJECT THIS FAR BY THEIR DEEDS, WORDS, ANONYMOUS DONATIONS, HIRINGS AND GENERAL ENCOURAGEMENT. 

THERE ARE OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO SECURE IN THE FOLLOWING WEEKS AND MONTHS, INCLUDING FURTHER PLEDGES FROM OUR VILLAGERS, GRANTS FOR FITTING OUT AND FURNISHING, GRANTS TO AID WITH SUSTAINABILITY.  WE HOPE THIS WILL AMOUNT TO AT LEAST ANOTHER £81.000 GIVING US A GRAND TOTAL OF £827,250. WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION.

Barrowden Village Hall trustees are collecting pledges of financial help and donations towards the building of the new hall. Please see the information leaflet below if you would like to help. If you prefer to donate by cash, please contact Robert Wright, our treasurer on robtwright@hotmail.com for details.

NEW !

 

You can now donate directly to our Charities Aid Foundation Bank account and we can claim Gift Aid - which increases your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you if you are a UK taxpayer. 

Click HERE to donate.

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Click on the pdf icon to see our latest funding leaflet (April 2024)and information on how to donate.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

December 2022

Our now regular ceilidh was held on the 30th December 2022 and was enjoyed by our Scottish country dance group and many friends. We were well entertained by the ceilidh band "the Five String Thing" who thrilled us with reels, strathspeys, jigs and songs. We raised well over £300 from the evening which goes towards the rebuilding fund.

Spring 2023

Mathew Morris, the eminent archaeologist from Leicester University kindly agreed to present two highly entertaining talks on the archaeology of Leicester and surrounding countryside in Spring 2023, which raised over £1000 for our rebuilding fund. We are indebted to Mathew for this, not only for supporting our fund raising effort, but for bringing his expertise and insight to the village and sharing it with a very fortunate and appreciative audience. We hope he will return sometime and shed light on his latest discoveries at Leicester Cathedral, including the incredibly rare Roman alter stone.

March 2023

Our local antiquarian and self confessed hoarder, Peter Jones, held a superb fine art exhibition and sale at the village hall which was well attended by the village and surrounding area. Peter was very pleased with the response and has donated a proportion of his profits to the village hall rebuilding fund.

11th March 2023

A successful table top sale was held in the village hall where several villagers and visitors rented tables and sold their surplus belongings. We also had a cake stall which featured many delicious goodies donated by several ladies in the village. A total of £205 was raised for the village hall, and we sincerely thank all those who contributed to the success of the day, either as sellers or buyers. 

28th April 2023

Next fundraising event is our Musical evening featuring the Happy Tuesdays, Dick Clarke and Chris Dunn, the Five String Thing ceilidh band and several other talented local musicians. Don't miss it! 

Update - the Musical evening was a great success, the event was sold out and we raised just over £1000 for hall funds. Many thanks to all the generous musicians who played and the appreciative audience who came along. 

September 30th 2023 - The next fundraising event will be a ceilidh/barn dance in the village hall with live band The Five String Thing. Tickets will be limited due to space so contact barrowdenvillagehall@gmail.com to secure yours early! There are unlikely to be any available on the door. 

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