Unsworth Community Hub receives incredible funding boost!
Elms Bank is celebrating after receiving a large grant from the Viridor Credits Environmental Company for the Unsworth Community Hub. Students, staff and volunteers have been working hard to transform the old Unsworth Library into a Community Hub which will provide a real focal point for the local community. The building will house a book exchange service, a coffee shop, a computer area, and exhibition area and an arts and crafts shop. The space will also provide a lively centre for meetings and activities for the whole community, including craft workshops, book club meetings, children’s events and local history club meetings.
The funding from Viridor Credits will significantly improve the facility; it will be used for extensive renovations and to purchase new equipment. The Community Hub will open to the public once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, and Elms Bank students will gain valuable work experience there across the different services offered at the Hub.
Headteacher of Elms Bank, Orienne Langley-Sadler said:
“We are delighted that we have been awarded this vital funding from Viridor Credits as it will enable us to transform the building. Unsworth Community Hub will soon be a focal point for the local community – an important place to bring people together and to help reduce feelings of isolation.”
Gareth Williams, Operations Manager at Viridor Credits, said:
“Bringing communities together through facilities like Unsworth Community Hub is at the heart of what the Landfill Communities Fund is about. Congratulations to the Elms Bank team and local community for your successful bid!”
Follow the progress of the work and the Unsworth Community Hub project on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UnsworthLibrary.