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Fish - Fitting and Finishing our Community Activities Space

(Essex)

Each week we receive elderly people who attend a coffee morning. Our facilities are struggling to meet their catering and toilet requirements. We also welcome babies, toddlers and parents who attend preschool activities. Child friendly facilities that are more modern and close to our main hall would be very beneficial and make supervision easier.

Our goals:

  • To expand our provision to the elderly within our immediate community. Social isolation is becoming more of an issue within the locality. Providing a quiet comfortable area for social interaction, light meal provision and a listening ear will help.
  • Young carers and parents from many countries attend pre school and play group activities during the week. Having access to a new community activities space will develop mutual support, understanding and provide space for art/craft and refreshments
  • We are seeking to expand our provision to young people and teenagers. Currently about 30 take part weekly in activities. By providing a relaxed more reflective area we are hoping to address some of their concerns in a more modern self contained room
£10k project Currently ranked 4 in Community Groups

How we will achieve our goals

Our new building will be finished this year but due to an unexpected rise in building costs, we have insufficient funds to fit, equip and finish it. We will be therefore be unable to use it to its full potential. The equipment listed will make the new area (an additional 90 square metres) comfortable and usable by young and old alike from day 1.

Where the money will go

The Church was built in the 1980’s and is showing its age. We provide a community space for the very young (e.g. Tumbletots, Tiny Treasures), space for art, craft and musical activities as well as the weekly provision of tea and cake. We have recently had an Art Exhibition, provided a debt counselling service and helped the Parish Council Open Day

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  1. Posted on August 9, 2017

    A great project serving all ages of the local community.

  2. Posted on August 9, 2017

    This will be a great additional facility used by many groups in the Community.

  3. Posted on August 9, 2017

    A space for all to enjoy!

  4. Posted on August 9, 2017

    This centre brings great fun and enjoyment to the whole community.

  5. Posted on August 9, 2017

    A very worthwhile project. Well done.

  6. Posted on August 9, 2017

    I am supporting this project as it is offering great outreach into the community in which is sits and serves from young children and parents to older people and all those in between. Keep up the good work

  7. Posted on August 9, 2017

    A great community project with a wide, busy programme of utilisation. Well worth your support.

  8. Posted on August 10, 2017

    An amazing church that will serve the community well!

  9. Posted on August 10, 2017

    This award will help so many people. God bless.

  10. Posted on August 16, 2017

    We have invested such a lot of time in raising money for this project, it is great to think we are nearly there!

  11. Posted on August 16, 2017

    I know how difficult these projects are for a smaller church to do and a little help is an amazing aset when so much has already been raised.

  12. Posted on September 5, 2017

    This project is a brilliant idea and will definitely promote diversity in our community.

  13. Posted on September 6, 2017

    This will greatly enhance the community.

  14. Posted on September 6, 2017

    This would be a wonderful benefit to the local community. As it is, the Community has worked hard to raise funds for this project, only to be met with cost rises. We sorely need help to achieve the goal so that the activity centre, which caters for young right up to the very old, can go from strength to strength.

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