Community

Gilling East Village Hall – a short history

Gilling East Village Hall was originally the village school.  The school was built in 1897 and closed in 1983.  Many of the older members of the community started their education at the school. In the late 1980’s and 1990’s the building was unused and fell into a state of disrepair.  With the help of a number of grants and donations the building has been repaired and refurbished and is now a busy village hall for the community.  The work of refurbishment began in earnest in 2008 and substantially complete in 2010.

We are very grateful for the financial support we have received over the years of refurbishment.  The BIG Lottery ‘Reaching Communities’ and ‘Awards for All’ have been major contributors, as well as Ryedale District Council, the LEADER fund and the North Yorkshire Area of Outstanding Beauty organisation.  We have also received funds from non-public bodies local businesses and individuals.  In addition to the financial help we have received we have been dependant on volunteer help from community members.

Donations are always welcome!  If you wish to make a donation to help the continued refurbishment work we would be very grateful, and doubly so if you could complete a gift aid form.  To download a gift aid form click here.

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