COVID19 caused many months of delays and added around £200,000 to our building costs, and it will be some time before we can operate normally and generate a healthy income. We are still fundraising for specific items like black-out blinds, meeting room furniture, sports equipment and floor-markings, as well as additional COVID costs related to making the spaces safe and ready for islanders and visitors.
Every £ counts so we have a choice of ways to give:
Iona Village Hall is at the very heart of life on this tiny, yet thriving island. The Hall is a vital, shared space for islanders and visitors of all ages. It is our cinema, sports stadium, debating chamber, play area and gathering place. Although much-loved, at 90 years old the existing hall is no longer fit for purpose.
Our Vision as Hall Trustees, is to create a warm, welcoming, modern community hub; a place where islanders, seasonal workers and visitors alike can feel like they belong.
The hall committee has been working on the project, with the island community, since 2012. We’ve held several rounds of community consultation and have been working behind the scenes with a team of advisors who’ve helped us develop our business plan, architectural plans, and projected costs (at the foot of this page).
You’ll find a list of project milestones here.
In January 2018 we were awarded just over £900,000 by The BIG Lottery Fund and, since then, we’ve raised almost £700,000 more through grants and local initiatives, but we’re still a bit short of our target of £2.1m to turn our plans for a new Hall into reality. You can find out more about the various design stages under the ‘An Talla Bail’ tab above.
Your donation will help us make a difference.
How can I donate?
You can choose to make a pledge over 2 or more years and it will still count towards the total, using our IVHCT Multi-gift Pledge Form which you can print, complete and send or give to us. Let us know if you need any help with this.
By Bank Transfer
Our bank account is with Santander. Sort Code: 090151. Account No: 50304005.
If transferring funds from outside the UK you might need the following…
IBAN: GB56 ABBY 0901 5150 3040 05
Bank Identifier Code (BIC): ABBYGB2L
Please make (Sterling) cheques payable to Iona Village Hall and send to:
Iona Village Hall
c/o Taigh Na Brathan
Isle of Iona
More ways you can help
Keep in touch! Spread the word!
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date with our plans. If you visit Iona or want to share your memories of the existing hall, please use the hashtag #belongtoiona.
Show your support
Download our #belongtoiona A4 poster, print it out and get a photo of yourself with it. It doesn’t matter where you live – if you’re fond of Iona we’d be grateful for your support. We’d love to see photos from around the world – and the more iconic the backdrop the better!
Thanks for reading!