Dunholme Old School is a community centre used for social events, meetings, group activities and celebration events. Amongst the regular users are a camera club, luncheon club, dog training and dancing classes.
The Dunholme Trust who manage the building applied for funding to extend the current kitchen and modernise the facilities. The kitchen was in a poor state of repair constructed of single brick with fixtures and fittings that were worn out. The successful application provided funding towards the cost of this work, the organisation contributed 42% match funding. The work has been completed within budget with all internal works carried out by volunteers. The trustees are actively increasing their marketing of the Old School to promote the new kitchen.
Funding Year 2016 -17 – Grant Awarded £8000
Trustees have commented on the visual impact of the kitchen for users. There has already been a 10 -15% increase in the number of bookings which had naturally led to an increase in income for the centre.
For users of the kitchen the benefits are a brighter, cleaner facility with a good range of modern equipment.
The luncheon club feed 40 people every two weeks and as a regular user provided the trustees with a new fridge freezer (shown in the picture below).
On Christmas day the hall was booked for a family party who used the kitchen to cook a full Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings!
Volunteers and hours spent on this project.
12 volunteers contributed an estimated 160 hours.