Thanks to an award of over £500,000 from the National Lottery, St Luke’s, Holbeck is to set up a community project which aims to transform lives in Holbeck, Beeston and Hunslet Moor.
Along with funding for a community coordinator, the historic Grade II listed Victorian church building will be extended, enabling it to become a hub for youth activities, courses to help people towards employment, and events to bring communities together.
Six months of building work will start in January 2019, making space for community rooms, a catering kitchen, project offices and improved toilet facilities.
The Rev Alistair Kaye says:
“This long-term project will make a huge difference in the local area. The building improvements will benefit all the local communities – The new hall will be the perfect venue for youth activities, advice drop-ins and cross cultural events, the flexible meeting spaces can be used by local community organisations throughout the week, and the new kitchen will provide the community with facilities for cookery skills courses and event catering.
“The renovation plans mean the building will soon be fit for the future and much better equipped to serve the social needs of the whole community.”
St Luke’s Church, Holbeck, are seeking suitably sized and qualified building contractors to tender for their forthcoming refurbishment and extension construction contract (value approx. £500,000 excluding VAT). It is anticipated that the contract works will commence in January 2019. If you wish to be considered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a pre-qualification questionnaire.