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Church secures funding towards ambitious revamp
4:59pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in Local
A HALESOWEN church is celebrating after winning £57k funding towards its ambitious multi-million pound revamp.
Zion Christian Centre secured £50k from Waste recycling Environment (WREN), £5k from the Seth Somers Trust, £2k from The Beatrice Laing Trust and £500 from the Harry Payne Trust.
Cash has been used to complete the Little Cornbow church’s children and community floor.
It has also gone towards purchasing equipment for the 8,000 square foot area which has been transformed and houses facilities including spaces for seminars, gigs, exercise classes and a modern reception.
The thriving church, which has around 500 members, has also put a bid in to Asda Foundation for £20k and is waiting to hear if other bids for funding have been successful so it can complete a kitchen on the new floor.
Members are now turning their attention to the youth floor, which is below the children and community floor.
Work is part of the church’s multi million pound Third Place development which aims to revamp the entire church to provide facilities for the community.
Church leaders have said the congregation is outgrowing the former Webb Ivory card warehouse which was built in the 1950s.
Groups using the new facilities include kids clubs, art and craft groups, job clubs, exercise classes and parent drop-in sessions.
For details visit www.zionnetwork.org.