In September 2017 we received a development grant from the Big Lottery Community Assets Fund. The grant of £7,674 was used to pay for investigative surveys on the Gospel Hall (drainage, rot and asbestos) and consultants to finalise the architectural plans and costs. These surveys were then presented alongside a strategic plan in our final application to the Big Lottery for capital funds to renovate the building.
Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our Capital Funding application with Big Lottery. We received very good feedback about our application, but understood that there were more applications than available funding at that time.