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It’s all about your community and your project. For the past two years, our Rural Community Fund winners have created remarkable projects that have improved the lives of their local community.
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Whatever your community requires (from bus shelters to showers, from armchairs to adventure playgrounds) we’re here to help you make an impact.
This year, project applicants also have the option to raise additional funds through Crowdfunder – with an element of match funding too!
It’s time to get applying. We look forward to hearing what your community has in store.
Describe your project
To install electronic equipment for the hard of hearing (loop system) and to install computer(s) and a broadband connection to enable a coffee morning to be established where those in need of help can be assisted with the internet such as the elderly and those who cannot afford an internet connection.
How will your project benefit your local community?
We expect that as we as a group put on and support others to use the hall for fund raising etc. we need to take into account disabilities such as deafness. We also want to enable times when people can just gather for a coffee (and maybe cakes) and be able to be assisted to use the internet for paying bills or searching for something and have little experience of doing so. Also to enable the unemployed to access Universal Credit etc. which is becoming more online and other avenues such as libraries are closing. The Hall has recently been repainted and the next project will be an upgrade of the heating which will also use the broadband connection.
Please give details of any support you have from your local community
We have great support from our community whenever functions such as quiz’s etc, are put on (last one was attended by approx 50 residents of all ages (and at least 2 deaf people). We also allow other groups to use the Hall free of charge occasionally to support them. At other times the Hall is used by residents for private functions and we try to supply all their needs.
How many people will benefit from your project?
The village hall is maintained for the use of the whole village 431 (2011 census) . Also others when hall is used by outside but local groups.
Tell us what you intend to spend the money on.
A loop system for the deaf which also needs at least one lapel microphone to link in to the existing PA system. At least one laptop computer to be supported by a broadband installation and 1 years rental of broadband and line.
When and why was your project founded?
The project was founded in 1975 to rescue the hall from being lost to the village as a community asset. The hall was falling into disrepair and Eastoft Community Welfare Association was formed to rescue it and bring it back to life.
Lost Landscape of Heroes
To Whom it May Concern
About the Project
The “Lost Landscape of Heroes” project organised by the Landscape Heritage Research
Foundation, is a part of the Isle of Axholme and Hadﬁeld Chase Landscape. The project is
about working with local people to re-discover a lost heritage of military landscapes in the
area. The Isle played a part in all major conflicts in the 20th Century with the significant
features from WW2 being particularly obvious. With many of these remains being forgotten
and some now very much at risk, much of the military history and heritage is in danger of
being lost completely. Alongside the fieldwork and archival research being undertaken by
the project volunteers, it sets out to capture memories of the people and their experiences
before they too are lost and to record the heritage which remains.
Oral Histories & Reminiscences — ‘I Remember When …’
The memories of local people are a valuable resource. We need to record these memories
before they are lost to current research and future generations. We have a team of trained
volunteers to help record these memories, compiling them into a unique archive of local
history from the viewpoint of those who have lived there – in their own words.
We are looking for people who wish to share their memories along with any photographs,
documents or other memorabilia, with the project. For anyone who wishes to write their
memories, please fill in one of our ‘I Remember When …’ forms. We will use this information as a basis for our Project Discovery Day in March 2019. The information will also be lodged with archives locally.
The Lost Landscape of Heroes Project – part of the Isle of Axholme and Hadﬁeld Chase
Chris Percy (Lost Landscape of heroes project Manager)
103 Arundel Street
0114 272 4227
‘I Remember When …’ forms.
North Lincolnshire Council mobile library visits Eastoft every third Friday in
St Bartholomews Square from 11.05 am to 11:25 am.