Congresbury’s new village hall project team is looking to raise up to £400,000 from villagers as the scheme enters its critical fund-raising stage.
At this stage, the community and sports club members are being asked to make a ‘pledge’ – a non-binding promise that at a later date they will invest in Community Shares or donate through a ‘buy a brick’ scheme.
The target is to raise an optimum of £400,000 with an absolute minimum of £250,000, explained Ian Sheppard on behalf of the project team.
“At this time we are asking for pledges so that we can show potential funders that the community can raise a significant sum towards the total build cost. The share offer and brick scheme will open sometime at the end of this year or early next,” he said.
“Failure to reach at least the £250,000 minimum could mean the project is not progressed any further.”
“It is a lot of money, but as a community working together we just need to show by pledging our own money, we can make it happen. The Development Committee have pledged £20,000 between them.”
The new building will provide a broader range of facilities and activities to benefit all age groups including potentially for services offered by groups such as North Somerset Community Partnership https://www.nscphealth.co.uk/ .
Leaflets and pledge forms will be delivered to houses in the village over the next few weeks. They are available online in the documents section of the project website http://www.congresburyvillagehall.co.uk
Hard copies will also be available in the Library and Post Office.
The project team will be available to answers queries in the Precinct on Saturday mornings on June 23 and July 7 from 9 till 11am, at the Village Fete on Saturday June 30 and the St Andrews room Old School Rooms on Thursday June 28 and Monday July 2nd from 7.30 to 9.30pm