Architectural Heritage Fund Award

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Rockfield Centre boost from Architectural Heritage Fund

An award of £15,000 has been given by the The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)  to The Rockfield Centre in Oban towards the development costs of the project.

This funding comes at a pivotal time for Oban Community Benefit Society, formerly Oban Communities Trust, as the organisation gets set to launch its community share offer to the public in the spring. As well as various other specialist development work  which will  support future growth plans the AHF  funding will be used to help the centre launch the planned community share offer.

Gordon McNab, chairman of OCBS said: ‘This is a great funding boost from the AHF and we are extremely grateful to their continued support to the project. This grant will help us move another step up the ladder and our plans to get the doors of the main building open as soon as possible. The team is working hard to get the community shares offer ready to launch so. To be kept up to date, register your interest here.

Meanwhile the New Year’s activities have kicked off with a blast at The Rockfield Centre with our usual monthly sessions plus  the first family ‘stay and play’ session and  an informal afternoon of tutor led informal Gaelic conversation  which saw groups of beginners and intermediates get together last weekend to look at how to create new learning and speaking opportunities for the year ahead.

This week we are also delighted to be supporting West Highland Housing and Lorn & Oban Healthy Options to host the first meeting of The Friendship Club giving opportunity to all to  socialise in the community hut  with board games, cuppa and a scone.   Meantime work continues to finalise plans for Railway blether and our “Journeys to the little bay” Festival weekend in February.  See the centre’s FB page for all details

 

Lyn Connelly