First phase completed on the work at the Flushing Village Club

Flushing Village Club recently embarked on a plan of redevelopment after obtaining a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. With work planned over the next 12 months to reduce the impact on the village and the Club's users, the initial stage has been completed. This was when the little used old stage area was removed and replaced with lockable storage including a mezzanine floor. The new storage facility enables frequent users of the Club to store their equipment on site.

The success of this change has been seen in the main hall, a clear floor space means different groups are no tripping over each other's equipment. The main hall has become more flexible, allowing more users to access this facility. This is where the Awards for All small grant programme is making a real difference on the ground. If you want to see the difference, why not sign up for one of the exercise classes running at the Club or come along to one of the Monthly Craft and Produce Market (last Saturday in the month).

To keep people informed, the Flushing Village Club committee has also launched a website (www.flushingvillageclub.org.uk) for the Club where events can be publicised, information can be accessible 24/7 and people can sign up for the Club's newsletter.

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The Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.

The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. Since its inception in 2004 we have awarded close to £6bn.

The Fund was formally established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.

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