The Screwfix Foundation supports Henstridge Village Hall in Henstridge

Henstridge Village Hall, based in Henstridge, is celebrating after being awarded £4,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

Chris Savage from Henstridge Village Hall comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. Henstridge Village Hall supports many community-based activities across the whole age range from toddlers and youth club to less-energetic activities for the not-so-young amongst us. The funding is being used to upgrade our facilities to make life safer and easier for our wheelchair users. PIR lighting, emergency lighting and alarms have already been installed, and electrically-operated doors will soon be fitted. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Louise Roff, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Gillingham, comments: “We’re really pleased that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation. Staff from across the business have held a variety of fundraising events to raise vital funds for The Screwfix Foundation, so it’s fantastic to see the money we have raised being invested back into such a worthwhile community project.”

The Screwfix Foundation, which launched in April 2013 donates much needed funding to help a variety of local projects throughout the UK, from repairing buildings and improving community facilities, to improving the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

It also works closely with two national charity partners, Barnardo’s children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as supporting smaller, local registered charities like Henstridge Village Hall.

Relevant projects from across Gillingham are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit