In 2018, Brewham Village Hall embarked on a two-phase programme of improvements, the ﬁrst of which was the enabling works, completed in 2019, which removed the old cement pointing and the old asbestos ceiling in the main hall, part-funded by Valencia Communities Fund. Phase 2 planned to complete the external and internal renovation of the grade II-listed village hall: improve accessibility, insulation, heating, ventilation, repair toilet block roof, installing new toilets and kitchen. Finally, creation of a multi-purpose room opening onto a new terrace.
The project was just under £230,000 and Valencia Communities Fund awarded just under £100,000 towards the project.
The new kitchen has been installed, is working, and enables full use of the main hall. It has allowed a small secondary or meeting room to be created, separated from the main hall with a folding screen but also served by a hatch from the kitchen. New underﬂoor insulation has made an enormous diﬀerence and new heating has been installed. To the rear, a new raised terrace has been constructed, replacing the old access ramp.
Catherine Howard, Project Fundraiser, said “We are very grateful to Valencia Communities Fund for the funding which gave conﬁdence to other funders to get on board.”