We have raised the £80,000 needed to complete the second phase of works – the kit out of the library – and well before the December 31st deadline we had set ourselves.
We have just been told that our application for £75,000 to Power to Change (PTC) has been successful!
PTC is an independent charitable trust set up with an endowment from The Big Lottery Fund. The PTC grant augments the funds that we have already raised from our events and donations.
We have already raised £80,000 for the initial works.
This means that altogether we have raised £160,000 in just under seven months – a remarkable achievement by The Friends of Kensal Rise Library and with the generous support of the community, an anonymous donation of £10,000, the Foyle Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Brent Council and our sponsors Daniels Real Estate, Kensal Rise.
This is a wonderful early Christmas present and we will be celebrating with you all!