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Witham community hub has been a part of our town for nearly 5 years but we are now need to raise money for a two year lease or lose it altogether
The Witham Community Hub is a retail unit in the centre of The Newland Shopping Centre. For the past 5 years it was gifted to the town by the centre owners, New River Retail (NNR) and run by Witham Boys Brigade. Now all the other units are let NRR have advised that we need to lease it. They have offered us a heavily discounted lease to help us. The lease offered is £20k for two years. We are have local community groups waiting to set up regular events, these include Mental Health Workshops (these are booked for January already) plus workshops regarding how to manage money, use social media and much more. We have the support of the local businesses who have agreed to fund the running costs for the unit so we can offer it as much as possible free or at a very low cost to all groups.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We have very limited places available for our community, its regular use shows it is needed and we really don't want to lose it
Steps to get it done:
This hub will be used by multiply agencies, such as Community 360, Essex Police for their community activities, Essex County Council - Facebook Admin Project, Witham Neighborhood Watch
Location The Newlands
About the space
Braintree District Council
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Brilliant news, thanks everyone!
Whoop, 10 people have pledged since fundraising began!
Over the past few days we have had some changes to the costs of our project and now only need to raise the rent for the first year of our lease. For this reason we will be restarting our campaign with a reduced target. The pledges you have made for this campaign will not be taken from your back account but we do hope that you will continue to support us and pledge again to our new campaign. The web address for our new campaign will stay the same so please do pledge again. www.spacehive.com/save-our-community-hub Many thanks for all your support so far.
How will the money be spent?Total £15,822
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