Northamptonshire village hall gets grant of £6,000

Overstone Village Hall
Overstone Village Hall

A village hall has received a grant of £6,000 to help with improvements.

Overstone Village Hall committee was given the money by Daventry District Council as part of its community grants programme.

The committee applied for the grant as part of its £28,000 improvement programme, which included work to the toilets, rewiring, installing a gas boiler and radiators, plus renewing the floor in the main hall, and replacing emergency exit doors.

The grant to Overstone was one of several totalling £85,000 given out by Daventry District Council in the 12 months from April 2015.

Cllr Alan Hills, DDC’s community, culture and leisure portfolio holder, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to help so many deserving projects across Daventry district throughout the year with our Community Grants scheme.

“Not only do the grants help groups towards their fundraising total, they also demonstrate local authority support for the project, which in turn helps to unlock funds from other grant-giving bodies.

“I would urge voluntary and community groups to contact us to find out how a Community Grant might benefit them.”

For more information or to request an application form contact Tim Cantwell at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100 or email tcantwell@daventrydc.gov.uk. Alternatively visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/communitygrants.