We have got the funding

Posted on 8th June 2021

A huge thanks to National Lottery Awards for All, for a wonderful £10,000 grant for our project named Continuing Survival of Gerrards Cross Community Association for GX and villages As you will be aware, GXCA has either been closed, or seriously impacted by the Covid Pandemic for the past fifteen months.  Our amazing staff have been furloughed and more recently, flexi furloughed.  Classes, clubs and inhouse entertainments have been cancelled and front doors locked. Our income has reduced by eighty percent, our reserves seriously diminished, with buildings continuing to need repair and maintenance.

However, with very careful housekeeping, we have survived, and getting ready, regulations allowing, to throw open our doors and welcome you in, from Monday 21st June. Did you know that Colston Hall alone has seventy-two fluorescent tubes for lighting?  Forty- eight in the ceiling and twenty- four behind the curtain pelmets. Over the past year, 47 of the 48 ceiling fluorescent tubes have failed, which means that Colston Hall is rather dark! We are having these lights replaced, but with LED’s. LED’s are far more energy efficient, and cost effective.  This is one of the maintenance projects that the Community Fund grant, has enabled us to fulfill.

We have other necessary maintenance requirements, which we are now able to achieve, having received this fantastic National Lottery Community Fund grant. Gerrards Cross Community Association is incredible grateful for the money raised by National Lottery players which supports people and communities to thrive.

A MASSIVE THANK YOU from Gerrards Cross Community  Association to all National Lottery Players.