In August 2022, Banana Enterprise Network wrote a funding bid application for £295,000 for our Rock Hall project. They have been anxiously awaiting news and had been told that they had reached the final stage. Now we can announce that they have been successful!
The bid was submitted as part of the Governments Levelling up funding to help community groups take ownership of local institutions that have fallen into disrepair or are under threat of closure.
Today (December 10th 2022) the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced the successful second round allocations from £150 million Community Ownership Fund (COF) and Banana Enterprise Network has been successfully awarded £295,000 for their Rock Hall project!
The charity are extremely grateful to the Government for accepting their funding bid and to everyone who has worked in the background to help make it happen. Jayne Allman, our Charity’s CEO said “This is a key milestone moment for our Rock Hall project and it will be a real boost to our supporters. It will enable our Charity to continue to make progress towards saving, acquiring and restoring the Hall on behalf of the community. We are very excited and what a wonderful way to end the year!”.