Huntingdon Commemoration Hall
Built in 1840, Huntingdon Commemoration Hall a town centre venue available to individuals and groups within the local community for recreational and leisure activities has recently undergone significant maintenance thanks to a £37,000 grant from Mick George Ltd.
The funding has facilitated new ‘zoned’ heating systems which will provide both social and environmental benefits. Conditions for guests have dramatically improved providing a far more pleasurable experience, and the benefits do not stop there. Energy efficiency levels have developed and are forecast to provide financial savings estimated to be around 50% for further investment.
Marilyn Bailey, Commemoration Hall Manager commented: “The existing boiler system has been rapidly deteriorating for some time, and it was unlikely that it would see us throughout the Winter. Without the funding we would not have been able to replace the boiler system which would inevitably mean the closure of the hall, impacting immensely on all users of the facility.
Bailey continued: ‘’The ‘Hall’ is here to benefit the entire community. On behalf of all connected to the premises, I would personally like to say a huge thank-you to Mick George Ltd who have made this project possible.”
The Community Fund which is managed by Grantscape, an independent charity, supports community projects that are located in the vicinity of Mick George Ltd operating sites in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland. Up to £200,000 is made available each year for projects that deliver significant environmental benefits and provide new and better community amenities.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd ‘’The scheme has proven invaluable to many local communities, helping to create, restore and protect a whole array of landmarks and projects. Since 2010 when the programme was launched, £682,000 has been invested in over twenty five individual developments.’’
The Mick George Community Fund provides grants to the local community. To see if you are eligible and to find out more, please visit http://grantscape.org.uk/fund/mick-george-community-fund/