Endlesham Hall hosts a wide range of activities and events and has been at the heart of community life in this part of Balham since 1936. While it is still a popular venue, the building is rapidly ageing.
The community membership of the independent church, who own the site, are working on creating a new multipurpose hall that reflects their values and becomes a special place for the community along with 9 affordable rented homes for younger key-workers above.
How we’re helping
We have facilitated workshops on housing and governance structures, and funded a design and viability study commissioned through an invited community selection process. The architects carried out feasibility work, which has helped to secure further funding for a planning application, which was recently submitted. We have also provided feedback to their financial modelling and have encouraged the church community to ask the right questions.