We are creating a voluntary sector hub in the Water Tower. There will be hot desks that can be hired by local charities and voluntary sector groups, home workers, budding charity start-ups that can’t afford an office yet.
The Graylingwell Chapel steering group are on a mission! They are crossing the counties looking at examples of chapels, churches and repurposed buildings that have been transformed into working, successful and profitable community hubs.
We have received £14,800 from the Architectural Heritage Fund to develop the plans for Graylingwell Chapel. The grant will fund a project organiser and an architect to develop the ideas that have come out of the chapel consultations.
It is daunting but also extremely exciting as we look at images, stories, blueprints and objects, and work to create a distinctive experience that will attract and engage visitors.
We have received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund which marks the start of an exciting project: the renovation and repurposing of Graylingwell Chapel into a warm, inviting, multi-purpose space
This is a rare opportunity to develop a new vision for Graylingwell Chapel; one that builds on the chapel’s character and heritage, fulfils the needs of the community and secures the chapel’s future.
Community members had something to celebrate on Saturday. Our lovely community building, The Lodge, which has transformed residents' experience of community over the last year, turned one year old. And over 100 people were there to celebrate.
We have embarked on a journey to turn Graylingwell Chapel into a multi-purpose, warm and inviting space that will serve the community and Chichester for decades to come.