St Dunstan's Church Hall, Canterbury

The hall was built in 1984 and has been maintained and modernised by the hall committee by self-funding improvement projects over the years. However, the windows and doors were a problem, with one window already replaced by the applicant. However, funding could not be found to complete the rest of the other rotten windows, as the hall income had been affected by the pandemic. As a requirement of planning permission, the style of the windows and doors, the profiles of the frames and the colour, had to be
preserved. Valencia Communities Fund were approached for funding for these windows. The project was funded £31,429 and the windows and doors replaced.

John Shaw, Committee Member, said “The new windows and doors area are a vast improvement. The hall committee and the local community users are most grateful to Valencia Communities Fund for enabling the project, which is a great benefit to them and most importantly the vulnerable and disadvantaged who use the facility.”