The Anglican Parish Hall is probably the town’s oldest public building it has served the Parish and the Braidwood Community through good times and bad since 1856 - It has been the venue for many functions over the years - as the regular meeting place for the Braidwood Folk Music Club, the Braidwood Aikido Dojo trained there, books were launched there and performances given, wedding receptions, birthday parties, wakes and meetings confirmed the Hall’s importance to Braidwood’s community life.
Any donation will be gratefully accepted,and your generousity acknowledged and appreciated.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION?
The restoration project is being driven by an independent committed Community Management Committee (CMC). Members of the new CMC are all lay volunteers, all known for their committment and involvement with the Hall or offering particular relevant expertise. A Parish Council member is on the Committee and reports back regularly.
The cost of Stage 1
The CMC called for quotations for the restoration project - the selected quotation estimated the cost as $126,000 for Stage 1.
Appeal and funding for Stage 1
An Appeal was launched by the Hon. John Barilaro M.P. and NSW Deputy Premier - the local State Member, who pledged $20,000 towards the Appeal. The process of applying for grants began. Local fund raising efforts included a Fashion Parade, regular street stall raffles, a Morning Tea for past members of the Braidwood Anglican Women and more.
Our Stage 1 funding
The required funding was achieved as follows:
$60,000 from Braidwood Community Bank (Bendigo Bank local branch)
$50,000 from the Stronger Rural Communities Fund (John Barilaro via QPRC)
$16,060 from Veolia Mulwarree Trust.
What we have achieved so far
STAGE 1 commenced in 2018, included
A new toilet block which will include standard facilities including disabled access toilet, this will enable the Hall to be used as emergency accommodation, for example in case of bush fire evacuations
A concrete access ramp and new interior door to provide a much safer fire escape than the current set of brick and stone steps.
We are making every effort and exploring every aveues to raise funds - but we can't do it without you.
Once the new toilet is complete the Hall might be able to re-open for bookings – except that the restoration of the building itself may turn it back into a construction site.
And Stage 2 will likely to cost the same - if not more than Stage 1
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