We are delighted to say that we have secured the first of our funding! So we’re not hanging about, and are making a start on the roof repairs. This will make us watertight, which is brilliant news as it means there won’t be any more buckets in the hall when it rains!
We were delighted to be awarded £25,000 from Blackstone Edge Community Wind Farm Fund. This starts off our fundraising and it will also pay for a new flat roof and insulation at the back of the Leisure Centre, new A-rated windows on the front of the building, and energy efficient LED lighting in the main hall. It’s a great start, but there is still a long way to go, to get us to tip-top condition!
We have other grants in the pipeline to pay for various different elements of the refurbishment/build, but we will soon be launching a major fundraising campaign, to pay for all the things that the grants/funding won’t cover. So now is the time to start emptying those pockets, checking down the back of the sofa or thinking about bungee jumping/climbing a mountain/chucking yourself out of a plane on our behalf!
It is going to take the community pulling together to help us finish this ambitious project, but we know that we have the support of a great many people locally. We are after all, ‘Led by the community, for the community’.
Check back soon for more news about Penistone Leisure Centre’s Big Build Fund…