Saffron Walden MP welcomes scheme to improve village halls

Kemi Badenoch, the Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden, has welcomed a £3 million Government fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities.

“I received representations from constituents in Wicken Bonhunt and Great Canfield, among others, about the issue of village hall restoration. I lobbied the Government on their behalf to protect these community assets. Village halls across our constituency provide vital hubs for communities to connect, collaborate and celebrate.”, Mrs Badenoch said.

“This fund will not only help to enhance and improve the facilities and make a big difference for a large number of communities but also mean that village halls can remain as important meeting places for many years to come.

“Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms. I strongly encourage villages across our constituency to apply and make use of this scheme.”

For more details and to apply, please visit: http://acre.org.uk/our-work/village-hall-improvement-grant%20fund