Treverbyn Hall – a lifeline for their community

Treverbyn Community Hall is known for bringing the people of Treverbyn and Stenalees together to develop a sense of community and belonging; tackling isolation and loneliness. Lockdown caused the doors of the hall to shut but this didn’t stop their wonderful team and volunteers who quickly sort to establish a remote way of supporting their community.

Grants totally £19,000 have been used to support a growing number of new volunteers to help people access food, prescriptions & other supplies. Services also included providing a hot meal delivered to the doors of the most vulnerable as well as jigsaws, a book-lending service, a 24/7 helpline as well as ensuring the community spirit and connection are maintained through social media.

Since April, the hall has distributed 2000 leaflets locally with useful contact numbers for local, county and national support, responded to 74 helpline requests, delivered 89 food boxes to 46 different families and made 17 crisis grant payments. They have also recruited, coordinated & supported 48 new local volunteers, helping out with food distribution, gardening or simply being on the end of a phone for a chat. As well as having distributed a total of 336 bags of free food to 50 of the most financially deprived households and provided more than 2377 meals.

Manager, Sara Marsh, thanking CCF said, “The grants from CCF have been absolutely crucial. We wouldn’t be doing the work we have done over the past 2 months without them”.