Supporting the younger generation

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000

Description

Renovation and refitting of 100 year old wooden building. Building is used by approx 100 children every week.Building at present does not meet current building regulation.
The roof has already been re-roofed (by previous funding) to prevent further water ingress and further damage to building already damaged excessively from lack of maintenance and age. Previous funding has helped to address some of these issues but extra funding from yourselves would allow for the final surge to finish this project. Part of application funding would be use to completely replace the existing waste water system and to re-clad existing structure to waterproof, insulate and fireproof the existing timber building.
The grounds also require new security fencing to enable the children using this building to be safe in their environment.
This will allow the existing guide movement to achieve the standards of modern building standards and to help the environment and secure this building for the next 100 years and build on the expertise of the workforce who have given of their own time and money so far.
The Guide Hut provides essential community space and is used regularly by 2 Rainbow packs, 2 Brownie packs, 1 Guiding unit and by a Boys Brigade Company. Other groups e.g. a local dance group and community groups use the building for meetings and for fundraising events. Without this building these groups will fold, as the cost is prohibitive for other premises which would also involve travel to and from other venues.
At present there is a waiting list for all 5 Guiding groups and these children and parents would also be severely affected by the loss of the Guide hut.
The Guiding and Boys Brigade movements help children from all backgrounds to develop into well-grounded individuals who support the community through their links with the elderly through the care homes and sheltered housing

Bannockburn friends of Guiding

Moment of Pride

The excitement of the groups involved in the anticipation of what will be a modernised, safe building which enables links across the larger community to develop.
The building in the future will be used also for new community groups and birthday parties.
Existing funds have been used prudently.

Location: Bannockburn