The community membership of this independent church own Endlesham Hall. The Hall hosts a wide range of activities and events and has been at the heart of community life since 1936. While it is still a popular venue, the building is rapidly ageing.
The Trust are working on creating a new multipurpose hall that reflects their values and becomes a special place for the community along with 10 affordable rented homes for younger key-workers above.
How we’re helping
We are funding a design and viability study commissioned through an invited community selection process. We also facilitated workshops housing and governance structures, and initiated dialogue with a lender. The architects have carried out a feasibility of the site and are preparing for a planning pre-application meeting. We have also provided feedback to their financial modelling and have encouraged the church community to ask the right questions.