Project information

Replacement community and worship facilities

We want to modernise our facilities in order to maintain and increase our involvement with our local community in both providing community events, services and modern facilities.

3 years

Charity information: Mangravet Church (working as Grace Community Church, Maidstone)

Mangravet Church (working as Grace Community Church, Maidstone) logo
  • Need

    Need

    There is a lack of community facilities available in the area for use by community groups. We also want to help provide services to support the local community with a particular focus on health and well-being.

    Solution

    We believe modern facilities can help provide facilities for community groups and in consultation with local councillors and other advice one area of particular need is in the area of health and well-being.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise funds to help build a new community and worship facility

    Activities

    » Giving by the local congregaton
    » Community events to help raise funds
    » Applying for funding from other organisations

    Success will be good modern facilities for the local community and also providing services to help improve health and well-being.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long-term changes will be seeing the facilities in constant use and a real improvement in the general health and well-being of the local area which can have other benefits in terms of education, community development and esteem.

    Risk

    The biggest risk is finance and not being able to provide the facilities which we believe will help us be an active and supportive part of our community

    Reporting

    We will provide regular reports on how the building works are progressing and what outcomes we are achieving in terms of income and service provision.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £688,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £18,000 Design interface Interface between existing main hall and replacement building
      £27,000 Demolish Demolish existing rear halls
      £445,000 Build new facility Build new facility to the point where the ground floor is complete
      £148,000 Complete 2nd floor Complete the work to finish second floor of community facility including lift, kitchen etc
      £50,000 Contingency Contingency funds

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Congregation £135,000 Guaranteed
    Local Business £10,000 Guaranteed
    Funding Organisations £15,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    The current church facilities are part of a housing estate which is predominantly an area of social housing. It is an area that in the past has been on government statistics of indices for social deprivation.

    Beneficiaries

    Our aim is two-fold to benefit our wider community and also provide space for continued Christian worship

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only place in the area that has the space and capacity to provide modern and much needed community facilities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Jonathan Jankowski

    The church minister

    Alan Nash

    Charity Trustee (volunteer)

    Damian & Sarah Diomede

    Trustee/leaders and volunteers

    Jason Fourie

    Trustee and volunteer