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Project information

Conference Hall

Converting a delapidated barn to a meeting room that will enable groups to come together, it will be a teaching room, with computer technology, it will be another viable space, it will allow people to do crafts whilst at the site keeping the dining room clear, using the last piece of the old farm.

18 to 24 months at the moment hoping to start end of 2013

Charity information: Tom Roberts Adventure Centre

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  • Need


    Lack of viable meeting rooms in the local area, enabling an area for meeting within the site that can be separate from the rest of the site.


    Adding this space will make a meeting room that will allow 60 people to get together.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Convert the Barn to a meeting room


    » Build and convert.

    What success will look like

    By the possible use of a new building

  • Impact


    By the people using the space in all weathers. As more people use TRAC for different uses it will mean this space will become the centre of the site.


    Financial if for some reason the prices rise beyond the budget.


    We always send a Newsletter two to three times a year specifically to our donors if we have their address. We also send a newsletter quarterly highlighting what we are doing on site.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £49,291

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,739 Building Equipment The physical structure including windows
      £18,750 Atrium or Conservatory to join to the current accommodation
      £3,000 Public Address and Computers and the technology allowing the space to become a classroom
      £18,802 Labour Although this price is included our volunteers feel that they can cope with this challenge

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Western Counties Evanglisation Trust £30,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Newent is our nearest town which has a growing diverse population. We are centrally located to all the amenities of the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds, historic Gloucester, Wales and the Malvern hills.


    Our project will benefit all those locally as several of the local churches are involved in using the site in different ways. Groups come for their get togethers and there is a great need for this added space which they have given their preferences in writing. We hope that schools will use this space as their on site classroom.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have the Centre available for anyone to use, this will be an asset to the community in general and to those who already use the site. There is a great need for meeting areas that are on the flat as the local NHS cannot seem to find a location to take blood so this resource is not longer in this area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Des Jackson

    Des is our deputy chair and clerk of works who is tireless and hardworking and committed to TRAC. His electrical knowledge is a great benefit to TRAC

    Mr John Ettle

    John is our Centre Manager and Company Secretary. All he does for us is also tireless and voluntary. He welcomes all to the site.