The Signal Box is absolutely delighted with the community response so far to our offering. In addition to hosting over 1000 events our first 18 months, we've secured a long-term lease that underpins the ongoing development of the Centre, and we've created employment opportunities for three local residents.
Building on this first phase, the Trustees of The SignalBox would like to make the centre available on a donation basis to local community groups to host events which are geared at the whole community. The Centre supports over 2000 residents with a growing number of single occupancy and pensionable age households and we see opportunity to develop future programmes that support these groups beyond what is already provided.
We are inviting applications from any group which represents individuals/ interests in the area, who wishes to use the Signal Box to bring people together on an 'all welcome' basis. Dates/times to be by agreement, and based on our current bookings schedule. Events must be widely publicised and open to all. Events can be promoted on a donation basis, however small, to help with the running costs of our flourishing centre. We will provide the use of the room on this basis, and application can be made for further financial support from the Charity for items such as printing costs.
Anybody who is interested in trying to organise an event (some examples of previous events include a community Christmas fair, drop-in breakfasts, childrens' play gatherings, etc) is welcome to contact the centre manager using the form on the booking page, with information including proposed timing of the event, expected numbers, target audience, and an accurate budget.