Why we need your help
We want to make our Church a WARM and exciting place for the whole community in Byker, by modernising our iconic building.
The Lighthouse Project is our vision to develop St Michael's Church building so that it remains a place of worship and heritage, but is also a flexible and modern space for the community, especially young people who already use the Church and its grounds as a place to hang out.
Here are TWO great reasons why we need funding:
1) We're COLD!
The building does not have any heating system so at the moment we rely on using inadequate electric heaters and blankets to keep us warm. We know that to make the building more usable and accessible to the community all year round we need to have an effective heating system. We also recognise that without permanent heating the fabric of the building will continue to deteriorate, putting the future of the building at risk. With radiators around the building and underfloor heating we can use the building all year round.
2) CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
We have a passion for working with the children and young people of Byker and we wnat thos to be at the heart of our plans for the building.
Our vision for the building will see it be used as the base for our Children's and Youth team (MINE youth) that runs clubs, drop ins and Schools work across Byker and Walker. The Church will host regular Youth actvities throughout the week, working in partnership with other organisations.
It will also be the base of our Trainee scheme that gives local young people the opportunity to spend a year with us and be trained and equipped as youth wrkers serving the community.
raised towards £100,000.00 target
Sep 26, 2019
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £7,012.50
Raised offline £7,000.00