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Trimpley Village Hall shortlisted for award
7:40am Monday 14th May 2012 in Trimpley
TRIMPLEY Village Hall has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.
It has been selected from almost 100 applicants for the 2012 Biffa Awards, a ceremony which recognises the people who transform their communities through Biffa Award funded projects.
The village Hall will now compete against four other organisations from across the country for the chance to be named winner of the Community Buildings category, and receive a £2,000 prize.
The enthusiastic community group received nearly £42,500 in funding from Biffa Award to build an extension to provide a new kitchen and storage rooms, and to install a new energy-saving heating system.
Category winners at the awards, which will be held in Kent in September, will receive a trophy and prize money of £2,000, which can be used to further develop their project.
Each winner then has the chance of being crowned the overall winner for 2012, receiving a further £1,000 prize.
Gillian French, Biffa Award programme manager, said: “The Biffa Awards are a unique opportunity to reward and recognise the dedicated people who are delivering some of the excellent projects we have funded. A great deal of the projects we support have a huge and lasting impact on their local community and environment, so to be short-listed for an award is a tremendous achievement in itself. Our judges have a difficult but exciting task ahead in choosing the winners.”