We need your support because Lands Village Hall needs renovations and refurbishment. You can offer your help in many ways, and this page will describe how to donate to our charity.
The village hall has been the heart of the local community for a long time. It has a rich and varied history of supporting various events and social gatherings. The community remembers it used to be the beating heart of the village. But recently, it has not seen enough investment in its infrastructure and desperately needs renovations.
A new Management Committee took over the running of the hall in March 2020. The committee developed a Business Plan to invest in the venue and bring it back to life. In summary, the aim of the Trust is to bring the village hall back to the heart of the community again. The new Trustees are raising funds, sponsorship and donations from people, firms and other bodies.
How you can help
The Trust consists of volunteers from the society it serves who sit as elected Trustees. We aim to open the village hall as a vibrant, modern and friendly space for the residents. So, we need your help to reach this goal. Indeed, there are many ways that you can help us to achieve our plans.
How to donate
Donations don’t always mean getting your wallet out (although that is always a good way)!
There are many ways to donate. So, if you can, please let us know using the form at the end of this page.
Whenever we receive a donation from a firm or other body, we find ways to show our thanks. We might mention you on our website, with a link to yours, or there might be other chances for promotion and advertising. It depends on the level of the gift or support and the closeness of our connection.
How to donate money
As we are a registered charity, you can grant money to our Trust. We use donated funds on projects that help us meet our Business Plan. For instance, these projects include:
- capital projects, such as repairs of the hall; and,
- revenue projects, including, in particular, delivering an event for the residents.
Consequently, get in touch with us if you want to give funds to a local good cause.
How to donate your services
You can donate your services or labour. We edit our website with details of our current and future repair plans. With this in mind, you can offer your services to support these objectives.
For example, a building firm could offer to work on one of our future work plans. An electrician might help us rewire the hall or give us some of the work needed for the job.
How to donate equipment and materials
To meet our goals, we need to obtain all the materials and equipment for each specific job. For instance, electrical works need cabling, power sockets, emergency lights, etc.; renewing the kitchen might need tiles, storage, a cooker, etc.
Consequently, we would like you to get in touch if you are a local firm and can give us supplies for our projects. Anything you donate will save us from having to buy it at the market price.
How to donate your expertise
We need experts! We are just like any other local hall needing skilled services, such as:
- First Aid training;
- Fire equipment testing; and,
- Portable Appliance Testing (PAT).
Any of these, or similar, skills are helpful to us. Even if you can’t provide your skills for free, if you can reduce fees, it will help us lower our costs.
How to donate sponsorship
We have many sponsorship options available at assorted prices. We can offer both a primary sponsor and secondary sponsor opportunities for some of our events and fixtures.
Sponsoring one of our assets might provide you with the best exposure if you are a local firm looking for affordable ways to promote your services in the area. Options are available to the right partners. In the first instance, you should look at the list of sponsorship options now open. Also, we supplied details of how sponsorship works at Lands Village Hall. These details are helpful to understand how we handle these assets.
Primary and secondary sponsorship
For example, you might like to own primary sponsorship of a Christmas Fayre. This offers:
- connection of your logo and name with our event wherever we publicise it as the sponsor;
- publicity opportunities for you as the sponsor of our event (with our approval);
- chances to promote your firm on the day through approved promotional activities; or,
- do other marketing work either on the day or in the run-up to the event.
On the other hand, a second layer sponsorship option might consist of:
- link of your logo and name with the event (or an event asset) as second sponsor;
- some advertising chances at the event (with our approval and and the agreement of the primary sponsor); or,
- sponsorship of a discrete aspect of the event, such as the Lucky Dip or Santa’s Grotto.
We may offer only one exclusive option for some assets or events; however, more extensive properties might have a wide range of extra prospects. Importantly, we propose only one primary sponsorship opportunity for any asset, even when we offer minor sponsorship.
Sponsorship can be a great way of promoting your firm if done well. So, we support our sponsors through our sponsorship programme and offer a flexible and creative method.
Lend us tools
Of course, we only need some gear temporarily. Specifically, we will need specialised equipment for some tasks. For example, we will need a four-metre scaffold tower to paint the ceiling, floor sanders to refinish the floor, etc. These are things that we will have to hire at a high cost for little actual benefit.
We aim to take care of all equipment and return it in the same condition we received it. Between us, we will agree on the timescales and constraints for the load between us. When someone lends us tools, we show our thanks by mentioning them on our website and on Facebook.
We are keen to hear from you if you can lend us tools for short work spans. To make an offer, initially contact us on the Make a donation form at the bottom of this page.
Help and support
Most importantly, we need the help and support of our community to meet the goals of our plan. Whether you attend our events or offer your time to help at one or more of them, your support is vital. Helping at an event is not a lifetime pledge; we promise! And, it can involve you in many enjoyable tasks.
In case you want to find out more about helping us, please read our Become a volunteer page.
But, please remember that there are no jobs open for the foreseeable future judging the Apple Crumble Competition…!