The Rotary Clubs of Calderdale combine to match fund a £5,000 from Rotary District 1040
The Ravenscliffe@SpringHall project received a major early summer boost on 6 June, when 16 Calderdale based Rotarians visited the school armed with a cheque donation for £10,000. The grant means that the first room at the building can now be equipped and will be identified as being 'sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Calderdale and Rotary District 1040'.
The Rotary Grant alongside corporate pledges from staff at Lloyds Banking Group and Covea Insurance, who are attempting to finance the equipping of the IT suite and Art room, means that 3 of the 10 teaching and Community rooms in the Ravenscliffe@SpringHall building are now likely to be fully equipped by external and/or corporate sponsorship.
The Rotary team consisted of members (including past and present presidents) from the Rotary Clubs of Calderdale: Elland, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax Calder, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Halifax who pledged to support the Spring Hall project by funding a total of £5000 between them which was then match funded through a successful bid to Rotary District 1040.
The donation marks the completion of the sponsorship of the first teaching base and community room in the Spring Hall based Sixth Form and Community Centre which is projected to open in Spring 2017.
Peter Lloyd, Past President of Halifax Rotary Club and Grant co-ordinator for the 7 Calderdale Clubs and Rotary District 1040 commented: "We are delighted that by Calderdale Rotary Clubs working together to match a grant from District 1040, we are able to provide a significant support for the Spring Hall project. Rotary has historically always had links to business, and of course, has Service to the Community at its heart. The project is so impressive, ambitious and worthwhile, and another example of the magnificent way the school continues to strive to provide the very best opportunities for its students."