St Probus and St Grace Church

St Probus and St Grace Church

Communal area refurbishment and community engagement programme

Lead Organisation: St Probus and St Grace Parochial Church Council

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: Community Levelling Up

SPF awarded: £24,867

Location: Probus, Truro

St Probus and St Grace Church is situated in the centre of Probus village and is an asset to the local community. The “West End” of the Church is used to host various community activities and events. Members of the community rely on the support, advice and guidance provided by the Church, which provides a community larder four times a week, coffee mornings, youth club and parent/toddler sessions, alongside Citizens Advice appointments.

 

This project will double the existing community space, providing two larger, more flexible and inclusive areas to meet existing needs as well as future demand. With CLUP funding they will purchase modern, stackable, comfortable chairs and tables to create a welcoming environment. Lockable units and bookcases will provide storage for the community larder, toys, games and equipment, whilst a dedicated new kitchen area will extend activities. The installation of electric heaters will ensure the community space can be used year-round, providing more sustainable heating and reducing the need to heat the entire church building.

 

New activities as a result will include a Lego club, school visits, social prescribing with the village GP surgery, a debt management advice service and the potential to launch a community café in the longer term. The additional space will also double the capacity of the existing activities, supporting many more local residents.

 

https://probuschurch.com/west-end-project/

 

https://www.facebook.com/ProbusChurch/

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