Leverington village hall sits close to Wisbech, one mile west of the River Nene. The village has a population of 3,300. The village hall was built in 1914, but has been modernised regularly, especially in the 1970’s when a new flat roof extension containing the kitchen, toilets and entrance area was added. The hall is used mainly in the evenings by local groups, and is the evacuation point for the primary school. The committee wished to improve the village hall by renovating the existing kitchen and toilet area, by replacing the existing emergency doors, and by replacing an aged central heating system.
A number of advice sessions were given specifically on where and how to attract funding, with village hall committee members attending workshop events led by principal funders WREN and The Big Lottery Fund.
The Village hall committee have received over £2,000 in funding with which to begin their renovations. They are also considering a range of other funding opportunities based upon a sound and robust project plan for their village hall, and an understanding of future financial liabilities.