Ridgewell Village Hall is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £400,000 from The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Buildings programme towards the extension, refurbishment and modernisation of the Village Hall. This award represents 60% of the total budget required to carry out the upgrading of the hall and the Hall Improvement Project team will be working hard to secure the balance of funding required to meet the Big Lottery’s terms and conditions.  

Thanks to #NationalLottery players for making our project possible! We’re making a huge difference to the lives of Ridgewell residents thanks to #NationalLottery funding.


Project Director, Nick Rouse, said “We have always said that our Project is ambitious, but achievable and this generous grant from the Big Lottery is confirmation of the hard work which has been done by the team to get us this far. We will now be working harder still to get the balance of funding required to get this project through to development. The original hall was built by villagers themselves in the 1950s and they gave us a building which has served us well over the last 60 years. It is now up to us to provide a sustainable building to leave a similar legacy for the village for the next 60 years.”