Grants and sponsors

The Norton Community Hub has been very fortunate to have received the support from both local and national organisations.

Without their generous support this adapation project would not be possible.

Below is a list of the major contributors to the development of the Norton Community Hub: –

The former church building is owned by the Church in Wales and even before St Andrews was declared redundant in 2019; the Church in Wales welcomed the opportunity of creating a community hub in this beautiful historic building. Throughout this process, the Church in Wales have been fully supportive of this project and has donated £35,000 to the trust in the form of a loan be used on the adaptation work.

Like the Church in Wales, Presteigne and Norton Town Council has supported the Norton Community Hub project right from the very beginning.

Not only have they provided the project with much needed financial support (especially during the early project development phase); but supported the adaptation plan through the challenging planning approvals process.

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) awarded the community hub a project development grant of over £10,000. This has helped us pay the architect’s fees and for some of the reports and surveys required for planning approval.

In addition to the above, this grant has funded the development of this website.

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) have been a great source of information and help. They have also given the hub a £3,000 grant, which has allow us to run a survey of best practice in rural Community Hubs and to host a Community Meeting / Presentation.

The largest financial grant that we have received to date, is from the Lottery Community Fund. We have been very fortunate to have been awarded the amazing sum of £81,000.

This money will be use to part fund the main adaptation work, which commenced in early 2023.

The Moondance Foundation has given the Norton Community Hub over £10,000 towards the cost of the completing the adaptation works. This work is essential to transform this former church into a vibrant community hub and bringing this historic building back to life again.

The Garfield Weston Foundation has generously granted the Norton Community Hub £20,000 towards the cost of the completing the adapation works, need to transform this former church into a community hub.

Powys Welsh Church Act Fund has granted the Norton Community Hub £5,000 towards the cost of installing a kitchenette into the community hub.

This facility will be an essential part of the hub and bringing the community together.

Magic Little Grants – (players of the People’s Postcode Lottery in conjuction with Localgiving) have awarded us a grant which will be used to purchase tables and chairs for the cafe area within the community hub.

Bernard Sunley Foundation has pledged £15,000 to the Norton Community Hub. This money will go towards the Phase III works on the Fire Exit in the North Transept, the Meeting Room Screen and the Porch Lobby.

Foyle Foundation has awarded the Norton Community Hub a grant of £7,500 also towards the Phase III works.

In addition to the above we have received a number of donations from local residents, which we are extremely gratful for.

In real terms all of these financial gifts are essential to making this project happen. But to make this Community Hub a real success, we will need to have the continued support of the local community in help us run the Hub and by using this facility when it opens.

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