What was the plan?

For the community and for the community, with an assured but flexible future.

To construct the new community building as soon as all the funding was is in place.

Kirklees Council agreed to pass over the existing library building and its land to an established community organisation.

The Denby Dale Community Project is a new Charitable Trust, made up of volunteers from our local community.  The new building  has been constructed by, and is owned and managed by The DDCP.

Thanks to Kirklees Council, Denby Dale Area Committee and Denby Dale Parish Council we started with funding to cover over 50% of the full, estimated cost to build a building on the current site.

We are lucky to live in a supportive and proactive community.  A wide range of local businesses have also kindly supplied goods at cost and/or to donated their services free of charge. This significantly lowered the cost to construct the new community building, but there are ongoing operational costs to cover for the building.

Our fundraising activities have been in full swing.  As a registered charity we are applied for further grants from a number of local and national trusts.  In addition we were involved in a series of local fundraising events, of which the Yorkshire’s Finest Charity Ball in April was the first and raised £6,000.

Now the new community building is up and running the majority of our income will come from rents received from our anchor tenant using the building and any funds received from hiring out the community space.  This will be supplemented by a variety of further fund raising activities to meet the on-going operational costs.