25 September 2023
Village Hall Wins Major Cash Boost for Improvements

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has today welcomed news that a Malvern community has won a major cash award to carry out improvements to its village hall.

Guarlford made a successful bid for a share of the £12 million Community Ownership Fund and will use the cash to carry out major improvements to the village hall.

The popular community resource has been embarking on a rescue plan after the pandemic to encourage more people to come back into their community.

The bid was one of 45 national projects announced today (September 25) which are helping to safeguard the future of local communities.

Harriett said:

“I was delighted to support the Guarlford Village Hall bid and have been briefed on the exciting plans the team has to improve its local community resource.

“Levelling up is not just about urban areas and I was keen to make the case, on behalf of the bid team, that there are many community-led projects that can also benefit from funding to help them to grow and thrive.

“I have kept in close contact with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities during this bid process and hope that some of our other community projects will also be successful at the next bidding round.”