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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 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 learned that we have been awarded just over £900,000 by The BIG Lottery Fund but we need to raise a further £1.2million by December 2018 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?
It’s easy and quick!
Text IONA18, plus the amount to 70070 e.g. IONA18 £10 >>> 70070, to give £10.
We also have a SPONSORFORM form you can download.
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
If you shop online you can raise money for the hall, by registering at www.easyfundraising.org.uk. It’s simple and free to do and includes the likes of Amazon, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. 2-3% of what you spend will be donated at no cost to you and it all adds up!
The Committee is currently looking at options for individuals or organisations to sponsor the project or individual elements of it. We’ll be publicising these in due course.
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!
Project Budget (as estimated Feb 2018)
A new hall (especially on an island off another island) doesn’t come cheap. We’ve been assured by our Quantity Surveyors that these estimates are in line with similar buildings on other islands off the west coast of Scotland.
Construction Costs: £1,699,360
Professional fees: £196,284
Additional investigative costs: £20,000
Legal Fees: £5,000
Furniture and fittings: £50,000
VAT (on everything apart from construction): £54,257
Planning Fee: £2,406
Building Warrant fee: £6,130
Staffing costs (5 year post): £115,353
Additional revenue costs (expenses, publicity etc): £38,116
Thanks for reading!