Added on: 10th July, 2018 by Natalie_26298
A community group hoping to purchase The Old Chapel in Gotherington has received a £1,000 cash boost thanks to a regional housebuilder.
The Old Chapel Community Project made a successful bid to the Persimmon Homes South Midlands’ Community Champions scheme. The national match-funding initiative seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.
The group, which will soon become a registered charity, is made up of Gotherington residents who have gathered together to purchase the chapel in the village, which they hope to renovate and use as a community building.
Phil Aplin, from the community project, said: “We’re working very hard to raise enough funds to make this a reality.
An offer has been made and accepted to purchase the building and the search for grants begins. The Persimmon grant has given us a good start and the project is very grateful for it.
The community building will service all sectors of the village and will be a means of integrating new residents from recent and upcoming developments in the neighbourhood.”
Persimmon Homes’ sister company Charles Church is set to commence work on an exclusive new development of just 50 homes, of Malleson Road.
Carol Selway, sales director for South Midlands region, said: “This project seemed like the ideal opportunity to bring both old and new residents together as a community and we’re delighted to be able to support the project.
This is exactly what our Community Champions scheme is all about, supporting good causes to make a positive change to the community.”
For more information, or to apply for funding, visit: www.persimmonhomes.com
To find out more about Charles Church Gotherington Grange, visit: www.charleschurch.com