Community Buildings Improvement Programme

Kintbury Skate Park. Photo: James CollinsThe Trust committed over £4m in grants via a Community Buildings Improvement Programme (CBIP) between 2011 and 2016.

Over 110 organisations were awarded grants, helping to breathe life back into local people's lives by caring for their community assets.

The Trust match funded up to 50% of the necessary costs to enable capital projects (refurbishments, renovations, extensions and new builds) for community buildings such as village halls, church halls and sports facilities, often the lifeblood of local villages and towns.

The scheme was superseded in 2016 by a new Sports and Activities Building Programme.



The following projects have been completed with CBIP funding:



Trust Grant

1st Burghfield & Sulhamstead Scout Group Extension of scout hut £26,795
1st Newbury Sea Scouts Equipment store £4,700
1st Thatcham St Mary's Scout Group Scout Hall - windows upgrade £2,300
3rd Newbury Scout Group New Den £65,000
Acland Memorial Hall New kitchen, recarpeting and kitchen floor, decorations £3,650
Aldermaston Parish Hall Upgrade lighting system, decoration, new fire proof curtains £9,250
Aldermaston Parish Hall Kitchen refurbishment £2,175
Aldworth Village Hall New hall £125,000
Ashampstead Jubilee Hall Refurbishment of village hall £15,709
Ashford Hill with Headley Church Installation of radiant heaters £4,928
Ashford Hill with Headley PCC Ashford Hill Church Roof & Spire Project £40,000
Ashmansworth Village Hall New kitchen, range cooker & commercial dishwasher £4,703
Beansheaf Community Centre Replacement boiler, pumps and hot water tank, floor, windows, ceiling tiles, extractor fans, security shutters and carpeting, and general redecorations £2,208
Beech Hill Memorial Hall Stairs to gallery, patio steps and disabled ramp, car parking and informal surface, fire and security alarms and cctv, new toilet cubicles, electricity & water supply connections, general decorations, external environs and planting £4,550
Beedon Village Hall Refurbishment inc disabled toilet and new boiler £15,000
Boxford Heritage Centre Build Boxford Heritage Centre £9,000
Boxford Village Hall Rebuild of village hall £30,000
Bradfield Cricket Club Double garage, pavilion extension, new kitchen extension £42,000
Brightwalton Village Hall Extension & modernisation of village hall £15,000
Brimpton C of E Primary School Fund Adventure playground on community/school field £3,937
Bucklebury Memorial Hall Refurbishment of committee room, dance changing room and pre school dining area, new floor, skylights, lighting, screening, storage cupboard, removal of door frames, etc. £3,500
Burdwood Community Centre Refurbish the kitchen £4,000
Burghclere Sports Club Roof repairs £790
Burghfield Bowls Club New clubhouse £24,233
Chaddleworth Village Hall Extension to concrete path £300
Charity of Mrs Mabel Luke New build Almshouses with affordable rents in Newbury £125,000
Chieveley Village Hall & Recreation Centre Kitchen refurbishment project £7,050
Compton Village Hall Replace entrance roof, upgrade heating and pipework £1,080
Croft Hall Hungerford Repair the floor £4,000
Curridge Women's Institute Hall Recladding & insulation £18,000
Douai Park Recreation Association Construction of sports pavilion £100,000
Eastbury Village Flood Prevention Association Flood alleviation project £27,418
Eastbury Village Hall External repairs, prefabricated storage building, replacement of ceiling and roof insulation £2,840
East Woodhay Cricket Club Various refurbishments £15,947
East Woodhay Village Hall Replacement boiler £1,850
Ecchinswell Village Hall Professional fees, upgrade to changing rooms £36,354
Ecchinswell Village Hall Play Park Refurbishment/Upgrade £10,000
Enborne Parish & Community Hall Conversion of barn into parish and community hall £30,000
Fisher Room, St Mark's Cold Ash New kitchen worktops and cupboards £1,000
Gladstone Memorial Recreation Ground Trust Kintbury Skatepark £39,750
Goring Gap Boat Club Construction of a new boat house £65,000
Hampstead Norreys Community Shop Café Extension to Hampstead Norreys Community Shop £65,000
Hannington Village Hall Relaying car park £5,889
Headley with Ashford Hill Community Shop Upgrade of Headley community shop £555
Heath End Village Hall Painting, ball wall extension, floor in main hall £5,000
Heath End Village Rooms Trust Small hall extension £8,622
Hermitage Village Hall Relocate and build new hall and changing rooms £250,000
Highclere Village Hall Video projectors, fast fold screen, permanent loud speakers, equipment storage £2,380
Hungerford Triangle Sports Pavilion Update existing sports pavilion, changing rooms, showers etc £49,690
Kintbury Coronation Village Hall Roof repairs £8,500
Mary Hare Foundation Refurbish the 40-year-old swimming pool used by local school children and other community clubs and organisations £75,000
Midgham Village Hall

New path, new notice board, replace handrail, new sign on hall, new light fitting to front, repair rotten floor, replace/renew heating system

Morrell Rooms Various works ongoing £15,385
Mortimer Methodist Church Hall Cavity wall insulation, 2 fire doors for kitchen £420
Mortimer (St John) Hall Management Committee Repairs to roof, exterior, heating, kitchen, toilets etc £14,750
New Era Players Extension to New Era Theatre to include lobby, toilet & dressing room £50,000
Newbury & District Sea Cadets Repairs to walls, windows & sills at sea cadets unit £1,080
Newbury Methodist Church Essential repairs and improvements £30,000
Old Blue Coat School, Thatcham Improve heating system, purchase piano & chairs £1,117
Old Blue Coat School, Thatcham Refurbishment of the Old Blue Coat School, Thatcham - phase 1 £60,000
Padworth Village Hall Total refurbishment of hall, including new heating & ventilation system £50,000
Pangbourne Village Hall Replacement floor in kitchen & toilets, storage units in kitchen, new fire exit doors in main hall, create additional car park £12,870
Parochial Church Council of Eastbury Eastbury Church Extension £45,000
Pinder Recreational Trust Repairing the roof of Burghclere's Portal Hall £20,000
Purley on Thames Cricket Club Refurbishment & upgrade of artificial cricket pitch £1,943
Purley on Thames Parish Council Restoration of 18th century barn £10,000
Reading Centre for the Deaf New aluminium windows £2,631
Reading Community Church, Calcot Purchase and renovate St. Birinus Church into a multi-function community centre £95,000
Reading Community Church The conversion of the manse and gardens into a nursery £9,270
Reading YMCA Rebuilding of Padworth log cabin £70,000
Royal British Legion Club Hungerford Felting to flat roof, on going redecoration, new heating system, new carpets, sanitary wear in toilets, removal of asbestos in bar and cellar, replace plastic cladding £13,294
Royal British Legion Club Lambourn Disabled loo/baby changing facilities £4,145
Royal British Legion Newbury Install a folding wall, convert existing offices into flat £11,000
Shalbourne Recreation Society Shalbourne Pavilion Appeal £12,250
Shaw-cum-Donnington Village Hall Entrance ramp and rail, new flooring, new boiler, new car park surface £8,750
St Catherine's Centre, Reading Reconfiguration of existing buildings £85,000
St Georges Church, Wash Common Exterior thermal lobby, ceiling insulation - renewal energy project, resurfacing entrance to provide wheelchair access


St Georges Church, Wash Common New underfloor heating system using renewable energies £95,000
St Georges Community Centre, Wash Common Renew floor, create wheelchair access £13,511
St Johns Parish Room, Newbury Lighting and internal decoration £2,000
St Mary's Aldworth PCC St Mary's Church Aldworth extension £20,000
St Mary The Virgin Church, Burghfield New heating & lighting systems £30,000
St Mary’s Church, Chilton Foliat Roof repairs £17,250
St Mary's Church, Kingsclere - Kingsmill Room General refurbishment £7,080
St Marys Church Centre, Greenham Completing refurbishment of kitchen, replacement of ladies toilet £650
St Mary's Church Shaw cum Donnington Kitchen refurbishment £2,809
St Mary's Church, Speen - The Majendie Hall Lavatories & kitchen, architect's fees, archaeologist's fees, chairs, crockery / cutlery £15,250
St Mary's Church, Speen - The Majendie Hall Boiler replacement £3,966
St Mary's Church, Sulhamstead Abbots Various electrical works £13,020
St Nicolas Church, Newbury New sound system £25,000
St Peters Church, Woolhampton Replastering £6,456
St Swithin's Church, Welford Window repairs and replacements £5,000
Sutton Hall, Stockcross Extend car park, fire proof under stage storage, improve heating in toilets to make energy efficient, new cooker, alter bar to gain access to kitchen facility £2,000
Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Village Hall Works to entrance hall £990
Tadley & District Community Association New Youth Centre £60,000
Thatcham Memorial Hall & Playing Fields Repair car park, soffits and gutters, gates & fence to provide secure dog area £9,375
Thatcham Parish Hall Refurbishment of ladies toilet £5,000
Thatcham Rugby Football Club New Club House £38,840
Thatcham Skate Park Project (Jubilee Skate Park Project) Thatcham skate park project £4,000
Theale Pavilion Refurbishment of the kitchen £4,200
Thirtover Place, Cold Ash Purpose built disabled wet room £28,000
Turnhams Farm Hall Improve insulation, update toilets & kitchen, new windows, grills & shutters, improvements to drainage and associated decoration £15,000
Ufton Court Adventure Construction of new outward bound aventure centre for local children (many from disadvantaged backgrounds) £200,000
United Reformed Church Rooms, Hungerford Children's tables & chairs £300
Wessex Children's Hospice Trust A New Kitchen for Naomi House £6,800
West Woodhay Village Hall Various works £12,128
Wickham Village Hall Decorating, fire curtains, new storage area and small kitchenette, other sundry repairs and renovations £5,890
Woodlands St Mary Village Hall refurb to entrance, replace roof, insulation, new doors £8,444
Woolton Hill Church Hall Church Hall Development Project - Living Stones £80,000
Yattendon Village Hall 4 replacement windows, new fire proof curtains £890

The following projects have also been awarded CBIP grants, but are currently works in progress and have not yet been paid in full:



Paid to Date

Falkland Cricket Club A new cricket pavilion £12,212
National Trust The Vyne Roof Repairs £36,828
Newbury Canoe Club Replacement of existing clubhouse £75,000
St Nicolas Church, Newbury Repairs and improvements to stonework, roof, internal lighting, heating £88,031
St Peters Ufton Charitable Trust Ufton Nervet Conversion of redundant church to Cultural Community Centre - The Spire £70,000