Talbot Village Trust helps thousands of Poole residents through The Spire’s renovation
|Author: undefined||Published: 17th September 2019 11:24|
Talbot Village Trust has donated £100,000 to Poole Methodist Church to undertake a project which has seen the introduction of a new café and a multi-purpose auditorium at its community initiative, ‘The Spire', on Poole High Street.
The grant has enabled the team to finish the building phase of this project that will continue to support and benefit many people within the local community. Work began by converting the main church into a two-story building with the community café on the ground floor and a new multi-purpose auditorium on the first floor. This new space will be used for exhibitions, concerts and meetings, as well as church services. In addition, by demolishing the old church halls, another two-storey building was built to accommodate smaller meeting rooms and halls for local charities and not-for-profit organisations to use when required.
Eifron Hopper, Project Leader at The Spire, said: "The support of Talbot Village Trust has been an immense encouragement throughout the building phase of the project at ‘The Spire'. We hope that the Trustees will feel as excited as we do about the ongoing work that their generosity has enabled."
Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust, added: "We are so pleased to have helped with the completion of such an interesting and important project within Poole town centre. We are always happy to help further projects that have a positive impact on our community."
Talbot Village Trust meets biannually and is accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in spring 2020. Please go to www.talbotvillagetrust.org for more information.