We are very pleased to announce that Biffa Award has awarded Manor Church and Community Project a grant for £58,637 in support of the Temple Park Centre refurbishment. This grant is made from the Landfill Communities Fund which is used for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites.
The Biffa Award funding will be used for:
- Demolition of the office/boiler room and relocation of boiler and pipework
- New folding wall to separate the stage from main hall and to create a new room on the stage
- New opening and folding wall between the sanctuary and meeting rooms 3 & 4 to create a flexible space that can be used separately or as one open plan area
- New corridor in the hall to provide access to all parts of the centre and separation for multiple groups to be using the building at the same time
- Redecoration throughout the Centre to complete the refurbishment
The refurbishment work has started on 6 July and is scheduled to complete by the end of September.
Rachel Maidment, Biffa Award Grants Manager, said: “Now more than ever it is so important that we continue to invest in community spaces, like the Temple Park Centre, which will provide a place for people to meet and socialise as we come out of lockdown and life returns to some sort of normality. By re-configuring the space, providing new lighting, flooring and redecorating throughout, Biffa Award has made a huge difference to those who will use this building on a regular basis.
Since 1997, Biffa Award has awarded grants totalling more than £175 million to thousands of worthwhile community and environmental projects across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund. www.biffa-award.org