Refurbishment of Community Building

Refurbishment of Community Building

Lead Organisation: The Old Bank & Community Larder
Investment Priority: Community and Place
Fund: Community Capacity Fund
SPF awarded: £4800.00
Location: Camelford

The Old Bank & Community Larder in Camelford has transformed an unused former NatWest Bank into a valuable resource for local residents. With a focus on “Feeding Bellies not bins” the charity partners with organisations to ensure that food doesn’t go to waste and reaches those in need.

The charity hosts weekly events, one of their most important being the weekly community larder, providing food for those not eligible for foodbank assistance. Additionally, there is a weekly fresh food market, which has proven successful in reducing food waste in the area.

By offering these invaluable resources, the harity has a profound impact on those facing financial hardship and struggling to make ends meet, ensuring that they have access to nutritious food and essential supplies.

The condition of the building is in a poor state, and the charity recognizes the importance of maintaining a suitable space. Determined to continue their vital work The Old Bank has applied for support from the Community Capacity Fund. This financial aid will allow the charity to conduct a comprehensive survey of the building’s structure and electrical systems, identifying the necessary remedial works required. This will support applications for further funding to complete the planned renovations.

In addition to providing a long-term home for The Old Bank & Community Larder, the charity will look to implement environmentally friendly measures to make the building more sustainable, not only reducing CO2 emissions but also contributing to a more energy efficient space. The renovations will also enable the charity to expand their services and activities, offering more opportunities for personal growth and development within the community. This showcases the charity’s dedication to the community’s long-term welfare, addressing not only physical health but also education and overall well-being.

 

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