Work is underway to transform Stocksbridge Christian Centre into a centre for community events and groups.
The £25,000 project, which is being led by the church, has already seen the installation of new double-glazed windows and a new boiler and heating system are now in the process of being installed, with new gas pipes due to be installed in the next phase.
Funding has come from the church’s own reserves and The Veolia Environmental Trust, which awarded a grant of £21,000 through its Landfill Communities Fund.
A number of organisations use the building, including a Tuesday Lunch Club, Dedication School of the Dance, Weight Watchers, Town Women’s Guild, bell ringers, and a lip reading trainers group.
Reverend James Grayson said: “This work is making the building a more comfortable and flexible environment for all community groups, especially those involving elder people and those with physical disabilities.
“There are currently no similar facilities in the area and this work will be the next phase in our programme of providing a venue where local people of all ages and backgrounds can meet up, have fun, learn and receive advice and support.”