Members of a Sheffield community group are celebrating after securing a £10,000 National Lottery grant which has paid for a revamp of their meeting rooms.
Greenhill and Bradway Tenants’ and Residents’ Association worked with Sheffield Council and Heeley Development Trust on the bid.
The tenants’ hall on Gresley Road has been given a complete overhaul to improve the facilities for residents living on the Lowedges estate.
Thanks to the National Lottery grant the centre has been fully repainted and boasts new soft furnishings, tables and 100 new chairs.
Stephen Rich, secretary of Greenhill and Bradway TARA, said residents would benefit from the major revamp.
He said: “The refurbishment of the meeting rooms will benefit the local community by providing a superb revitalised hall that can be used during the day and in the evening.
“We’re well known for our organisation of the annual Lowedges Festival in Greenhill Park, which last year had 15,000 attendees, and we’re going to spend the rest of the Lottery money on buying a marquee so we can use it year after year at the event.”
Coun Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council cabinet member for housing, said: “The National Lottery grant has been a great boost for Greenhill and Bradway TARA.
“The refurbishment of the Gresley Road Meeting Rooms, in partnership with Sheffield Council contractors, has created an appealing space for the community to use.
“Anything that draws tenants, residents and the local community together like this can only be a good thing.”