Providing a new accessible kitchen for the local community at Dunsden Village Hall
AIM: 1. Accessibility – currently no wheelchair access to kitchen & hardware not easily usable. 2. Increase capacity for catering so can use for local community weddings, christenings etc; currently equipment, size and storage is inadequate, though we get requests to host. Benefits all community including Kindergarten.
- Ensure the hall is accessible as a community hall for all members of the community. Currently there is no wheelchair access in the kitchen, there is limited use for those with other mobility issues and the handles, doors etc. do not have easy use.
- Offer a resource to meet all the community's needs - people want a venue for affordable weddings and other events and the current kitchen facilities mean in-house catering is not always possible due to size and equips. We want to expand our offering.
- Improve facilities for existing users - children's parties, the kindergarten that uses the hall in term time, small company training events, weekly classes, the over 60s club and yoga retreats. The kindergarten cannot use the existing kitchen (size).
How we will achieve our goals
The Award of £25k would pay for the entire project as outlined previously – labour, supply of all materials and realise the aims outlined above.
Where the money will go
Massively! Affordable venue catering for local families’ needs: christenings, wakes, weddings, family parties. Enhance kindergarten’s experience of baking. Allow us to cater for our community events (often buy takeaway – so would save money for the hall (reg charity). Allow all users to get involved in the kitchen. New servery gives link to the hall.