The Town Hall is our community hall. It is owned by the people and run by the people for the people of Kirton in Lindsey and around. The name ‘Town Hall’ conjures up images of a public building owned and run by a Local Authority but this is not the case. The Town Hall is a registered charity and run by a small group of dedicated trustees with the help of a team of volunteers. It has 4 paid part-time staff – a Venue Manager, a caretaker, a cleaner and a Finance Officer who, between them, undertake the admin and event development for the hall and ensure it is clean and available for use.
Thanks to the vision of our forefathers we are privileged to have such a prestigious and unique building as our community hall but with this comes significant responsibility and cost. It costs almost £30,000 a year (£80 a day) to keep the building to the standard required for community use and maintain it to the standard required as a Grade II listed building. To generate this amount of income on an annual basis is a major challenge and the Venue Manager and volunteers work hard to bring money in through lettings and events. However, even the smallest repair can cost a considerable amount of money. For example, changing a light bulb in the main hall requires scaffolding and an electrician and can cost over £150.
We have had significant success since the hall re-opened but we will never be in a position to rely solely on income from lettings and events. This is the case more than ever as we build back after the closures of the pandemic. This means we will always need to fundraise and seek philanthropic support from the community, businesses and public sector.
We hope you feel there are ways in which you can support us. Here are some ideas for how you can help as well as coming along to our our fundraising events.
- Monetary donations
- Join our 200 club
- Don’t forget to Gift Aid
Volunteer Your Time
If you are not in a position to make a financial commitment to the Town Hall, you may have time to spare and that is just as valuable as money. Click here to find more information on the many different ways you can volunteer for us and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.