The development phase of the Inverallan 20/20 project is now complete. This has seen us undertake extensive consultations with the congregation, the wider community and a wide range of interested bodies ranging from local organisations to national performance agencies. These discussions have led us to arrive at a plan for our church building which fulfils our aspirations for it to be a place which can be used by church and community for a range of purposes. We now have a business plan to show that our finished project is both achievable and sustainable as well as a funding strategy and advice to apply for major grants.
Inverallan 20/20 is a project which best answers our needs, a plan which best utilises the existing space, with minimum external changes, maximum internal potential for church and community use and is the most environmentally and financially sustainable.
By re-configuring the facilities within Inverallan Church, it will:
Offer a state of the art facility for church services and visual and performing artists, bands and choirs as well as a conference space
Establish a café which will become a social enterprise offering training and employment opportunities
Provide spaces for play groups, family activity providers, women’s/men’s/parents/older people’s groups, keep fit classes
Be the ‘go-to’ venue for vital services such as health providers, food banks, counselling services, banking, educators and trainers, councillors surgeries or a Citizens Advice Bureau
All of these and more will help our community to thrive.
In addition, we wish to move towards Net Zero emissions and have therefore commissioned an initial building survey by mechanical and electrical engineers plus an options appraisal in relation to possible heating, lighting and insulation solutions.
Autumn 2021 update
Project Officer (p/t) appointed to take the project forward
Planning permission submitted
Grant making bodies approached
You can donate online to 20/20, by following this link