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Organisations can apply to run new Market Quarter community hall

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Community and voluntary groups have a chance to manage a new community hall based at Rugby’s Market Quarter.

Rugby Borough Council has invited organisations to send in applications to run the hall, based in the new Market Quarter Health Centre in Railway Terrace.

The council has joined forces with Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA) to search for a suitable organisation to manage the facility.

The 1,000 sq ft, self-contained hall - based on the first floor of the health centre - includes a kitchen, toilets and storage space.

Community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations can apply to run the hall, with a 20 year lease available.

Applications must detail how the hall can benefit the community, meeting priorities set out in the Rugby Regeneration Strategy and complimenting services currently on offer.

Cllr Leigh Hunt, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for sustainable inclusive communities, said: “We’re proud of our track record of supporting community and voluntary organisations in Rugby, and we recognise the vital role such organisations play in our communities.

“The new community hall at the Market Quarter offers a fantastic opportunity for an organisation to make a real difference to the lives of many residents.”

Alison Orr, Warwickshire CAVA’s Rugby Locality Manager, said: “We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Rugby Borough Council on this exciting opportunity for voluntary and community groups in Rugby.

“The facility at the new health centre offers much needed extra space, adding value to and complimenting existing work and providing space for new activities.”

Applications must be submitted by 28 February, with the successful applicant notified on or by 14 March.

Organisations interested in applying to run the community hall can download the application pack at

www.rugby.gov.uk/communitydevelopment

To request an application pack, or to find out more information, contact Alison Orr, Warwickshire CAVA’s Rugby Locality Manager, on (01788) 574258 or email aorr@wcava.org.uk

 

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