A need is identified by the Community Council and the hub project is initiated.
An independent feasibility study is funded by the Lottery ‘Grants for All’ programme and an Angus Council Community Grant.
This indicates a definite need for the project.
Various additional proposed project, studies and appraisals take place that result in the formation of Friockheim Community Hub Ltd.
The Project formally separates of from the Community Council.
A FriockHub office is opened in rented accommodation in Eastgate School.
£60,000 of development funding is secured from Big Lottery Scotland, ‘Growing Community Assets’ fund.
A Community Asset Transfer application is made to Angus Council.
Scottish Natural Heritage delay planning permission in order to establish that Eastgate School is not a bat roost (protected species). Eventually no roost is located.
A full grant application is made to Big Lottery Scotland ‘Growing Community Assets’ fund and is successful in gaining a grant of £1,077,000 to redevelop the building.
Angus LEADER agree a further £137,900 grant for project facilities.
Additional funding is agreed by various local sources.
Angus Council building work commences on the field adjacent to the proposed hub site of Eastgate School.
The Asset Transfer is agreed by the Angus Council.
Legal transfer of the building is completed in December.
The various delays result in revised construction costs showing an increase of £400K on 2015 projections.
Increased funding of £95,000 agreed with Big Lottery Scotland.
Further funding obtained from various local trusts (£45K) and The Robertson Trust (£53K).
Friockheim Community Hub Ltd register with HMRC as an ‘Intending Trader’ reducing a £200K VAT liability.
Contractor, Andrew Shepherd Construction, appointed.
Redevelopment of Eastgate School commences in May.
Temporary Hub Office established in an adjacent portacabin.
Community Engagement and Marketing Consultants appointed in September.
Received additional funding £8000 from NHS Community Innovation Fund (CIF) towards the Changing Places Facility.
Building redevelopment ongoing, anticipated opening Autumn 2018
Board accepts the Community Engagement and Marketing report incorporating revised aims and objectives.
Community Enterprise Scotland present their revision of the Business Plan. This is adopted by the Board and replaces the original 2015 Business Plan.
Funding received from the Energy Saving Trust for 4 electric car charging points in the Hub car park
Race Night at the Railway Inn raised over £1,000 towards the Hub Changing Places facility held in March.
Community Transport Event held in March to engage with local community and examine the need for facility at the Hub.
Participated in NHS Community Innovation Fund (CIF)Celebration Event in May. The Hub had a large presentation stand, complete with information about the Hub and connected with local organisations keen to find out more about the facilities.
Recruitment for Centre Manager in July, Barry Thomson appointed and started working at the Hub in September
Building handover delayed by the Contractor to December
Youth Project Open Meeting held in October following discussions with local residents highlighting need for facility in the village.
FriockHub joins Angus Federation of Village Halls
FriockHub approved by Visit Scotland as bona-fide Visitor Attraction
Ongoing recruitment for additional staff
21st December - keys handed over and we move into the building.
2019 - January
The redevelopment works completed, all initial staff appointed, The Hub opened on 14th January 2019 and fully operating.
Membership of the Hub Club opens aged over 16.
Members of the Hub Club who reside in the designated area are automatically registered as voting members of FCH Ltd.
2019 - Targets
Applications for revenue and grant funding ongoing
Formal opening to be announced
Youth Project based in the Hub providing a range of facilities
Other Community support facility opportunities explored
Grant funding obtained to allow a Community Transport vehicle to be purchased
2022 - Targets
Full evaluation of Hub progress towards its stated aims and objectives, including input from the Community and independent external agencies.