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Elston Village Hall awarded more than £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund

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A village hall has been awarded more than £20,000 in National Lottery funding.

Elston Village Hall, Elston received £21,777 from the National Lottery Community Fund.

It will be used to replace the old single-glazed windows in the hall with up-to-date double-glazed windows.

Elston Village Hall (54247787)
Elston Village Hall (54247787)

The impact of these new windows ­— being supplied by Sherwood Windows Ltd ­— will be felt immediately in terms of the hall’s carbon footprint and the comfort of the users.

This new National Lottery funding will benefit all the hall’s users.

The project to replace the windows will start in late February and will take a week ­— during which time the hall will be closed.

Once the hall is open again a fundraising event, planned for mid-March and open to the whole community, will showcase the new windows.

Stuart Blair, chairman of Elston Village Hall trustees, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that the hall will have improved insulation, windows that can be opened ­— over the last 50-plus years the original ones have become painted shut — and a much safer environment.

“Without this grant from the National Lottery Community Fund it would have taken many more years of fundraising before we could have offered these benefits to the people of Elston and the wider community. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

National Lottery players raise over £30m a week for good causes across the UK.

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1bn to charities and community organisations across the UK.

Find out more about the community fund here.

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