On Friday 25th February 2020 a group of 8 attended the regional Building Community Awards hoping that the partnership work of the building project on St Martins Church & Community Centre would win the under £250k project of the year award. The evening was in the lovely Athena Centre venue in Leicester. Des Coleman was the host for the evening. After the 3 course meal the awards began and we eagerly waited to see how we had faired!!
The first half of the awards were announced and we we left waiting for the second half to begin. After the raffle prizes were announced and the auction taking place – which raised an amazing £43,000 for charity, it was finally time for our award.
We were up against 3 other projects and stood a great chance to win. The award was announced and we were runners up for the award. Whilst we would have loved to have won the award it was still a great achievement to get the runners up prize.
We came away delighted to have been part of the evening and the recognition for the great work in transforming a building that is used so much in Allenton that was supported by finance through ABL – and almost winning!!
If you’ve been anywhere near Flint Street in Allenton recently you can’t fail to have noticed the work taking place at St Martin’s Church and Community Centre. The huge #allentonbigbuild project is now well underway, run by Hodgkinson’s Builders and Derby Homes, in partnership with St Martin’s Church, Derby City Council and Allenton Big Local. Continue reading Transformation of St Martin’s Community Centre continues
We’re pleased to report that an agreement for £70k of Big Local funding to support the refurbishment of St Martin’s Community Centre on Flint Street has been signed by Allenton Big Local, St Martin’s Methodist Church and Enthusiasm (our Locally Trusted Organisation).
The community centre at St Martin’s is to receive a huge revamp through a DIY-SOS-style community project led by Hodgkinson Builders and supported by Allenton Big Local and Derby Homes. Continue reading £70k to support #allentonbigbuild
Allenton Big Local was one of several local organisations and groups to support the OSCAR Tracks BMX Event that took place at the Cotton Lane BMX Track on 31 August. The event was a chance for young people to bring their bikes along to use the tracks and take part in some of the other activities available on the day, which included inflatables and refreshments which were funded by Allenton Big Local. Continue reading OSCAR BMX event is right on track