A local church group is singing the praises of a community fund after winning support to revamp its kitchen.
Yelvertoft Congregational Church received materials and manual labour through the Daventry and District Housing (DDH) Community Chest Fund, run in partnership with contractor Lovell and Cummins.
The fund offers grants and people power to local community projects, and is overseen by DDH tenants who decide how to allocate funds.
Colin Freer, who made the application, said: “The work is really superb. We had an old kitchen made up of items kindly donated by local people, but it was looking tired, the plaster was peeling off and it wasn’t really good enough with all the community groups we have here.
“We planned to upgrade the facilities as part of making the church more accessible. It’s wonderful to have modern units and more space, small luxuries that make a big difference to our visitors every day.”
Sarah Sims, DDH community development officer, said: “Our work at the church illustrates the flexibility of the Community Chest fund, offering the right resource depending on the community’s needs.”