In 2005 the Trust was successful in receiving funding to allow us to employ consultants and a community worker to help us develop our community cafe and to put together a funding package for our new village hall. Following extensive community consultation we were able to finalise the plans for the hall and received planning permission earlier this year. We also reached agreement with Argyll and Bute Council for the transfer of land next to the community cafe to Trust ownership and that will be the site of the new hall. Together with the cafe this will form a community campus. In May this year the Big Lottery confirmed a grant of £622,000 towards the building of the hall and the employment of a campus manager to further develop the community business in the cafe and the hall and allow the Trust to be self sufficient.