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Free The Cash for The Village Hall

Free cash is available to purchase a Hearing Loop for the Village Hall

Please vote by clicking on the link to show your support in applying for the free cash which is available but  we need to get enough support.

 

Our Village Hall 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 it benefit our local community?
We expect that as we as a group put on and support others to use the hall for fundraising 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.

The support we have from our 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 our 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.

 

We 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.

 

We’re proud to support projects in your
local rural community.

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.

A community with no limits.

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.

Village Hall Project

We’re proud to support projects in your
local rural community.

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.

VOTE FOR EASTOFT

A community with no limits.

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.

Project description

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.

VOTE FOR EASTOFT

 

Next ECWA Meeting:

Next ECWA Meeting:

30th October 2018 @ 19:30 – 20:30

Eastoft Community Welfare Association Is a registered charity (number 515486) It’s purpose is to provide, maintain and improve the village hall and playground by raising money through various activities.We are a small, but enthusiastic, group of volunteers.

We welcome new members who are happy to join our informal group.

We meet 6 times a year over coffee or wine, at various venues!I f you are interested in coming along to one of our meetings, we would welcome your ideas and input for planning.

If, however, you prefer a more practical approach then we would welcome any support or assistance for running repairs, fundraising, organising children’s events, grant applications or hall cleaning!

Eastoft Village Hall, 1 High St, Eastoft, Scunthorpe DN17 4PA, UK

See more details

ECWA AGM Report

Eastoft Community Welfare Association

A.G.M Minutes

1st August 2017 – 31st July 2018

Chairperson’s Report

This year has been one of consolidation as can be seen from the following Secretary’s Report.

However none of what has been achieved could have been done without the support and commitment of the members of E.C.W.A Committee, all of whom give their time on a voluntary basis.

This year we have lost, Nikki Walker from the Committee whose artistic skills were greatly appreciated.

However this year we have also welcomed on board 2 new members: Sharon Blomfield and Tony Woodhouse. Tony is also a councillor on Eastoft Parish Council and is therefore their representative on E.C.W.A.

The E.C.W.A constitution requires representation from all local groups within the village so that all can have a say in how the village hall and playground are maintained, developed and in the activities that they offer for the local community.

The current members of E.C.W.A are:

Sharon Blomfield
Trevor Brown (Trustee)
William Castledine
Brenda Gleadle
Marion Martin (Trustee, Secretary, Treasurer)
Peter Martin (Chair, Trustee)
Mick Walsh (Trustee)
Tony Woodhouse

We have also been very fortunate over this past year to have the behind scenes support of our ex- Treasurer Tracy Hall, whilst we have gone through a period of transition with the Treasurer role.

As we look forward to another year, we welcome interest from more residents in becoming involved in the hall and playground and in developing the activities that are available in Eastoft.

Secretary’s Report

Events

Members of E.C.W.A have organised and participated in a Music Night and a Music Quiz Night during Autumn 2017 and a General Knowledge Quiz Night during Summer 2018.

At each event there has been an average turnout of approximately 30 people both village residents and visitors. Local businesses have also been extremely generous in donating prizes for the raffles held during these evenings. Feedback from those who have attended has been very positive with requests for further future events.

Eastoft Village Hall Hire

Over the past year, the hall has been hired by the following:

Post Office Outreach Service (weekly every Tuesday morning),

Private hire (fortnightly on a Tuesday however this group has now ceased due to relocation of the group facilitator)

Gardening Club (monthly on every second Wednesday), Gardening Committee (monthly on every third Wednesday)

Eastoft Parish Council (bi-monthly second Monday of the month together with an open drop in session of all village groups to promote what is available in Eastoft )

North Lincolnshire Council ( Safer Neighbourhood Drop In sessions)

Private function hire, namely for facilities to support events being held at St Bartholomew’s Church in Eastoft. E.C.W.A appreciates the involvement of Reverend Justine in promoting this option.

Fund Raising

This year has also seen E.C.W.A apply for and with local support been successful in becoming a

Co op Local Community Champion for Sep18-Nov 18. Our application has been to secure funds to improve the heating system at the hall so that as a venue it is warmer and therefore accessible to all members of the local community. The Co op has also agreed that interested staff can volunteer at our village hall to support in its redecoration.

In addition some local residents have approached Eastoft Parish Council to apply for the £250 Micro Grant to be used for external maintenance and interior redecoration of the hall and to improve the sound system at the hall.

Premise

There have been a number of developments to the hall over this past year: the sound system has been upgraded, soap dispensers, hand dryers and and external cigarette bin have been installed, electrical checks have been done and remedial work undertaken, resources in the attic and cupboards have been sorted and those that are obsolete have been discarded, and play resources have been loaned out to Swinefleet Tots and Toast Group which has ensured that they are being put to good use.

Communication

The In Eastoft Face book page which is administered by member of E.C.W.A. Has gone from strength to strength with currently over 300 members.

Treasurers Report.

http://www.eastoftcommunity.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/AGM-18-Minutes.pdf

Resignation of Officers/Election of Officers

Peter Martin, as indicated at previous meetings offered his resignation from the post of Chair and Trustee explaining that as he was no longer resident in the village he felt that it would benefit E.C.W.A to have a local resident in the post who was aware of events/resident’s opinions. Peter offered to continue in post until the November meeting to allow recruitment of another Chair. Peter indicated that he would like to remain in E.C.W.A and was prepared to act as Vice Chair for a year if that would help support the new Chair into post. Agreed Chair vacancy to be advertised.

Marion Martin, as indicated in previous meetings offered her resignation from the post of Treasurer, explaining that personal commitments did not allow her the time to fulfil both roles as Secretary and Treasurer as E.C.W.A needed. Fiona Woodhouse has experience of book keeping and although Fiona does not wish to join the E.C.W.A committee she would be prepared to do E.C.W.A accounts ex- officio. All E.C.W.A members present agreed to this arrangement. It was agreed that the handover of the role would start from mid October.

No other committee members offered resignation.

AOB None

Community Champions

Do you have a Lincolnshire Co op dividend card?

If yes read on

as your help could make a massive difference to our village!

We (ECWA) have applied to be a Co op Local Community Champion so that we can upgrade the heaters at the Eastoft village hall to make it warmer building suitable for all ages of the community. Being a Community Champion means that when shoppers at the Crowle store purchase plastic carrier bags the 5p cost will go to ECWA .

But we need your vote to make this happen!!

Please go to www.lincolnshire.coop

enter your dividend card number

and then click on ECWA.

It’s that simple.

If you have any questions about our project then please do contact ECWA on eastoftcwa@gmail.com and one of the team will reply to you.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT