Talbot Village Trust has provided the Streetlight Project in Wimborne with just under £7,000 to fit soundproofing in the local skate park café.

The Streetlight Project is a Christian charity which runs the skate park and community café in Wimborne, which is open to people of all ages. It first opened in 2014, to support and benefit the local community with the aim that people would come together to use the centre.

More recently the centre required funding from Talbot Village Trust, the local grant giving charity, to soundproof the café floor as there is a recording studio below the café in the centre. Andy Putt, project director of Streetlight, explained: “We required help from Talbot Village Trust to resolve a sound issue in our cafe, by fitting a soundproof floor and acoustic seal. Since receiving the Trust’s grant and having the new equipment fitted, we can now accommodate more bookings for the private hire of our café. The extra financial support which we have received through more bookings, has allowed the centre to become a better resource for the community.”

Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust, added: “When we received the grant application for Streetlight we were impressed by the dedication and passion Andy has shown since opening the centre. Andy brought a completely unique concept to Wimborne with the vision to create a hub in the community which will support and benefit young people and their families within the town.

“Our grant has been used to enhance the project’s facilities and it is fantastic to see how many people are able to enjoy the centre that encourages fitness and socialisation with others.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in the autumn of this year. Please go to www.talbotvillagetrust.org for more information.