Project information

Less stress kitchen for the over 50's dinner club.

A Welsh community association is seeking funds to improve the kitchen of the community hall it maintains. Serving dinners at its weekly over 50 lunch club for the last 3 years has proven that the current set-up is very stressful to work in for the team of mostly lady volunteers that do the cooking.

August 2012 - August 2012

Charity information

Eglwyscummin Community Association

Eglwyscummin Community Association logo
  • Need


    The ladies who do the cooking for the over 50's club are not spring chickens but do a great job all the same. The problem is that the original kitchen was designed by a man and left much to be desired. As such the call has been made for a kitchen that can be worked in without the levels of stress currently been created by a lack of space and a poor original layout.


    After approaching four companies and asking them to provide a design that meets with the ladies approval, one has been selected.
    The timetable for the refit is scheduled to take place during a planned break during August 2012.
    Currently we are approaching various funding bodies to see if we can obtain any percentage of funding for the project.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To have built an almost stress free kitchen.


    » Approach kitchen fitting companies and request plans and other information to obtain almost stress free kitchen. Object aim achieved.
    » Sort through submitted plans and choose suitable plan at agreeable cost. Aim achieved.
    » Obtain funding.

    Cooking in the hall kitchen will be less of a stressful time.

  • Impact


    The project is mostly about moving the small working kitchen from a domestic set-up to a semi professional one; meeting health and safety guidelines and enabling the voluntary workforce of mainly ladies in there 50's, 60's and 70's to cut down on the amount of stress the current kitchen provides while they cook dinners for members of the Over 50's Dinner Club, which meets once a week, and for other community events that take place through the year. The project completion will meet goals set.


    Careful consideration has gone into this project. The risks are considered low.
    If the chosen company is unable to commit to this project then a second company out of the four considered will be chosen.
    Costings on this project have been looked at and discussed in detail.
    Possibility of the project coming over budget have been looked into.


    Happy to set out a report with photos and comments from the ladies who use the kitchen.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Kitchen refit Refit of community hall kitchen
      £1,000 Additional Plumber and Electrician
  • Background


    Community Hall, Red Roses, Carmarthenshire, Wales


    Community Association, Over 50's club, other community projects.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Association is the maintainer of the Community Hall.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Steve Millis

    Chairman of the Association and project coordinator.

    Evelyn Cole

    Lead cook, outlay advisor and health and safety advisor (qualified).

    Lyn, Brenda, Margaret Etc

    Ladies who work within the kitchen and are contributing to the project in various ways.

    Colin Cloney

    Association Secretary. Putting forward this request for funding and will be reporting on the project to funding bodies.

This kitchen needs a change.

Evelyn Cole - Lead cook