The Dunholme Old School



 Community Centre



Owned By THE DUNHOLME TRUST


CHARITY NUMBER 1160106


FUNDING APPLICATIONS

Lottery Funding Applications


1997 Mar NLCB New Opportunities/Voluntary Sector Development

Ref MD000349 Rejected

New Opportunities and choices will fund projects which increase opportunities and choices through the promotion of learning throughout life and voluntary sector development will fund and support services for the voluntary sector to enable voluntary and community organisations to achieve more


We applied for an extension to the rear to accommodate two addition Adult Education classrooms and a multipurpose lecture theatre that could be used as a drama or music venue.£245K: based on cost report 14 March 1997 by David Glew Msc RIBA MaPS Architect and surveyor


1997 Sep NLCB Improving people’s living environment / Voluntary Sector Development

Ref ME 021193 Rejected

Funding development and support services for the voluntary and community organisations to make them more efficient and more effective


We applied for grant to purchase and renovate the building and surrounds to provide greater

facilities for use by voluntary groups both existing and new £150K: based on our own estimation


1998 Feb. NLCB Community Involvement;

Ref, 001L/23842; Rejected

Community Involvement covers community organisations and activities which encourage people to work together. To assist volunteering and community action by individuals. To develop and support voluntary

and community organisations to be more efficient and effective


We applied to purchase the old school. To completely restore the building with new roof, floors, windows and doors. To add an extension to the rear for performing and educational activities. £250K based on our own estimation. We had to prove that no other organisation would offer any grant


1998 Aug NLCB Community Involvement;

Ref MF213130; Successful

Community Involvement covers community organisations and activities which encourage people to work together. To assist volunteering and community action by individuals. To develop and support voluntary and community organisations to be more efficient and effective

 

We applied funding for the purchase of the Old School £40K Based on sellers valuation and our valuation by Humberts Stapleton Chartered Surveyors


2007. May Big Lottery Fund. Community Buildings

Ref CBS/1/10257863; Rejected

Community Buildings The Community Buildings programme will give communities the chance to improve the quality of life by funding buildings that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, The programme will pay for creating and improving facilities that offer a wide range of services and activities to abroad range of local people.


We applied to remove the annex and other out buildings at the rear and to construct an extension sympathetic in design to the main building. This to incorporate a performance  area for drama and film shows, additional club rooms and storage areas, to incorporate a café with an upgraded kitchen. £360K based on report from place: architecture Westgate Lincoln


2015. West Lindsey Community Grant Scheme

We were awarded the maximum of £8000 for the rebuilding of the kitchen. we matched it with another £8000 which included a brand new building where the old one was and all fixtures fitting and a new 6 burner range cooker and all utensils crockery and cutlery.


2018  IGAS Energy Community Fund

We applied for £5000 for the refurbishment of the committee room. We were awarded £3000 due to massive over subsciption for grants, but by putting another £3000 of our own we managed to refurbish the room by adding and lowering the ceiling, boarding out the walls and replastering. removing the old wooden floor and replacing with solid concrete, laying carpet tiles and redecorating. We also installed central heating


2018 West Lindsey Community Grant Scheme

We were again sucessfull in applying to the WLDC for another Community Grant this time for £7000 which we were successful.  This was to renovate the toilet block. 

The toilets, built we believe in the 1930,s were designed for the use of the children with entrances only from the outside. Although we have made changes to suit adults, which included gaining access from within, the floor plan has remained largely the same.  The internal layout was not suited for any further renovation without major structural changes. We had funds for the majority of this work in creating a modern facility for the Ladies and Gents toilets but we also wanted to install a fully DDA compliant disabled toilet 

Also theo installation of a central heating system to supply heating and hot water to these areas. This will in time be extended to heat the whole building.



The main access to the building is through a porch with a large church like door. This has a large step of some eight inches so is unsuitable for wheelchair access.  Wheel chair access to the main hall at present is by a side door which we consider to be inappropriate. We would therefore like to build a permanent ramp at the main entrance with appropriate hand rails for our wheelchair users.