Incoming funds: the latest addition is £1,500 from “Agatha’s” Fish & Chip Restaurant on Farm Road – next door to our site. Mike & Agatha have returned to their old shop (Starfish) after a few years away & held a Grand Opening & dedicated all their night’s takings to the Building Fund. VERY BIG thanks to them for their most generous support!!!
To this we add £1,000 from Councillor Malcolm Waters (Empowering Communities Fund) + £5,000 from the Arthue Souster Charitable Fund.
The money raised to date is £791,215 – which consists of our own internal fundraising + Trust Funds etc + the £400,00 CAF Mortgage facility. We now know the bottom line will be £1,992,028. The Architect has had to revalue the project as it has been over 3 years since the prices were put together. Check out the FUNDING page to see more detail on how our fund raising is going and see our updated “Story So Far” video – being added in next few days.
Updated 10th Oct 2017
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STILL MOVING FORWARD – the Building Project is a bit like the picture of the proverbial swan – serene & quiet on the surface but with furious “paddling” under the water. Lots happening right now, reports to Solicitors, Accountants & Architects, meetings with funders & community groups and a whole host of stuff that needs to be done in order to build up funding application material. We became a Charity earlier this year – Charity REg No. 1172631.
Received some very helpful support from Nene Valley Community Action & Support Northamptonshire – it is clear that we have a lot of work to do to prove we are a cause that needs support because there is a “need” in the local community. That’s quite an interesting problem to face as on the surface our local community in Gleneagles is not an obvious area of social need (high crime rate, poverty etc) so funds might not be so easy to apply for. We have employed Jimmy James of Minerva Fundraising Consultancy – to help us formulate our fundraising activities.
Alongside Jimmy James we have been very fortunate to secure the help of Sir Ewan Harper, Sir Ewan has been very helpful in acting as a “critical friend” by asking the sometimes difficult questions!!!
Our latest activity has been to go out to Competitive Tender. 4 Companies have been invited to submit Tenders – these have been received and we now need to sit down with Architect to analyse the prices for best value etc.
Of course it’s always possible there might just be someone out there with a couple of £million just waiting to find a really worthwhile cause – you never know!!!
Chris Gledhill – Building Project Manager – Oct 10th 2017
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Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house the builders labour in vain.”
Brief history of the building project
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