All charity’s strive to be open and above reproach but when you’re building a charity that works on the principle of everyone giving just a little, it feels even more vital that everyone should know exactly where their money goes. Therefore, this page is a breakdown of the costs of our latest project: Community Centre @ Cross Hands Christian Centre.
The entire project will cost £60,000 in total and is split into four steps.
1.Planning: Plans have been drawn up and planning permission and full building regulations approval has been obtained from the local council. The plans are for an annexe to the rear of the existing main room and include four classrooms, toilets (including disabled facilities) a new kitchen and a storage area. After obtaining multiple quotes, a local builder has been secured who is happy to proceed with the work in phases as the funding allows.
2.Phase one of the build: This phase costs £18,000 and includes laying the foundations and bringing the back of the building up to the level of the current building (the site is on a slope.) This phase has already been completed through money raised by Give A Brick. You are welcome to come and see the work that has been done so far. Standing on the concrete and visualizing where the centre and its rooms will be is very exciting!
3.Phase two of the build: This phase costs £12,000 and is the main part of the build. It will see the annexe erected and made water tight. We are currently raising money to fund this phase and as soon as the money is in place, we can proceed.
4.Phase three of the build: This costs £30,000. This is the final phase of this building project and is where the building will be made habitable, i.e. putting in plumbing, electrics and water, plastering and painting etc. When we get to this phase it will be brilliant to see the vision of the building project realized, and the building can finally be used for so many exciting things for the community in Cross Hands and Gorslas.
Current plans include after-school clubs, youth groups, parent and toddler groups, lunchtime meal clubs and a pregnancy advisory service. If you live in the area and have your own ideas about what you’d like to use Cross Hands Christian Community Centre for, please get in touch. The Community Centre will be available for everyone in the community. You just need to ask