Langold: Funding boost for church to turn into community centre

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A church in Langold has been awarded vital funds so it can be turned into a community centre.

St Luke’s church, on Church Street, Langold. has been given a £11,595 grant from The Veolia Environmental Trust.

The church’s secretary, Morris Stokes, said:“This grant is great news for the project.”

“ It will enable us to move forward and create a facility for the whole village to use and enjoy.”

In the last five years, the church has been barely used because of its poor condition.

The grant was awarded at a quarterly Board meeting, held by The Veolia Environmental Trust, on Monday 8th September when 51 grants totalling over £1.5m were awarded to community and environmental projects across the UK.

The grants represent the commitment to making a difference to the environment . The grants are also there to help communities and people of all ages and backgrounds.

Recently, the church has gained a renewed interest from people for its need to fulfill its natural role in the village as well as it being used as a community building.

The church’s secretary, Mr Morris Stokes, said: “This grant is great news for the project.”

“It will enable us to move forward and create a facility for the whole village to use and enjoy.”

Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, said: “The church needs to be congratulated on securing a grant from us.”

“Demand for funds is high and therefore they succeeded in a very competitive environment.”

“They worked hard to get the money they deserve and they impressed us.”

“ I look forward to seeing the work start and the new community centre taking shape which will benefit the whole community.”

The Trust have been awarding grants through the Landfill Communities Fund since they were established in 1997.

The company have awarded a total of over £1.8m to 65 projects across Nottinghamshire.

The Veolia Environmental Services is the UK’s leading recycling and waste management company and has been established since 1990.