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Project information

Toll Centre improvement in light and garden access

We are aiming to introduce direct garden access from our main hall to our garden. This will allow the various children groups that use the hall to spend more time outdoors participating in gardening and other activities. To do this we require architecture drawings and a building warrant.

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Charity information: Toll Centre

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  • Need


    Lack of light and direct access to the outdoor area from our main hall. Currently the hall is fully lit using artificial light and children must exit through a fire door and use steps to access the garden. The direct access will allow us to use the garden more with all groups and increase the light - this will allow increased learning particularly for our pre-school group.


    By obtaining architectural drawings we will be able to proceed to engage builders onto this project. Once we have builders providing quotes we will be able to open up the area and put in patio doors.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increased and direct access to the outdoors for out childrens groups


    » Obtain architectural drawings to allow us to prepare to build patio doors from the main hall into the garden.

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured directly by the playgroup in the activities they are able to offer the children. Secondary measures will be through our youth groups usage.

    Aim 2

    Increased natural light for our main hall


    » By putting in patio doors the natural light will be increased from the current situation of none.

    What success will look like

    Success will be seen through increased usage of the hall generating more income for the centre.

  • Impact


    The playgroup will engage in more outdoor activities along with other youth groups. This will be alongside garden improvements and so we will demonstrate our success by utilisation of our outdoor space through vegetable and flower planting.


    The risk is a lack of funding for the main project once we have the architectural drawings. We are already investigating funding sources and have a number of options once we have the architectural drawings available to us.


    Once completed we will be able to provide pictures and updates from the children to any donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £150 Building warrant Required for consent before any work can proceed.
      £850 Architectural drawings Services of an architect to draw the required drawings enabling us to engage with builders.
  • Background


    BurntIsland Toll Centre which is in the heart of the town of BurntIsland. We are in Fife in the East cost of Scotland and are a commuter town for Edinburgh primarily.


    One of our key target areas is The Castle estate within BurntIsland. This is an area that comes within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and we aim to target the children in this area to improve their standing in the community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the key community focal point in BurntIsland. We run the youth clubs that will engage the young within the town. We also host the Playgroup and Out of School service so have a good audience of our target community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jane Hoggins

    Jane is our coordinator of all projects and will liaise with the architect and the user groups.

    Gillian MacNicol

    Gillian is the treasurer of the organisation and will work closely with Jane on all projects to ensure funding is available.