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Talbot Village Trust Supports Swanage’s Community Centre

Posted on: 04/04/2018

Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust has been presented with a £10,000 grant from Talbot Village Trust to modernise its centre.

The Centre is owned and run by the Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust and operates as a focal point of Swanage, with many members of the community relying on it to provide a day care facility and a base for the local youth club.

Talbot Village Trust provided The Centre with the funding needed to upgrade its heating system and refurbish the toilet facilities.

Bob Foster, Trustee and Chair of Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust, said: “This generous grant has enabled us to update The Centre in such a way that we now operate to a modern standard. It was our ambition to make it a vibrant social and caring hub at the heart of our community, and thanks to the funding we feel like we are achieving this goal.

“Currently we operate a wraparound childcare service, youth clubs, sports clubs and have hosted a series of local events including the Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra concert. Through this funding we plan to run many more activities with a learning, culture, health and wellbeing focus. We thank Talbot Village Trust for their valuable contribution to our ambitious project.”

Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust said: “We are so pleased to hear that our grant has helped the trust meet their goal of turning The Centre into something the community can continue to be proud of. When we received their application it was clear to see how many people use The Centre and benefit from the services it offers. Our aim is to support community projects which have a positive impact and we thank Bob and his team for allowing us the opportunity to help in this way.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in autumn of this year.

Please go to www.talbotvillagetrust.orgfor more information.

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