Westhampnett Community Hall, which is available to hire, along with its facilities, has benefited from a £1,000 grant from the Barratt Homes community fund.
The community hall, set in the heart of Westhampnett village, near Chichester, provides an elegant setting for events, children’s parties, clubs and meetings. It is also home to several groups on offer to the local community, including sports, craft and music classes.
Claire McLeish, vice-chairman of the parish council, which provided the hall for the village, said: “The hall is a fantastic space for the local community here and I’m delighted that it’s been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Barratt Homes community fund.
“This generous donation will go towards landscaping the outside of the Hall – seeding, turfing and tree planting. We hope to have a community day to start work on this as soon as the weather improves, in readiness for a couple of weddings we have booked.”
Jon Green, Barratt Homes’ managing director, said: “Community halls are often the social hub of a village, where local people can come together for groups, parties or events.
“I’m very happy that we can help such an important space for the local community.”
Barratt Homes’ community fund is a dedicated financial resource that helps to support local causes which improve the quality of life for those living in the region.
Organisations can apply for one of the monthly grants by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org