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YOUR LEGACY

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TO PROVIDE A LEARNING,DEVELOPMENT,ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY.


THE FRASER CENTRE COMMUNITY TRUST'S VISION

The Fraser Centre Community Trust (FCCT) was formed in 2011 and aims to provide a Learning, Development, Arts and Entertainment Centre at the heart of the Community of Tranent

  • CINEMA

    REGULAR FILM SCREENINGS

    See family-focused movies at more affordable prices. CLICK HERE to book tickets.

  • CLASSES

    LEARNING ACTIVITIES

    We aim to coordinate training and education activities to engage all community members of all ages

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS

    We aim to provide theatre, music and comedy shows as well as youth theatre & music workshops with help from the Brunton Theatre Outreach Programme

  • VENUE HIRE

    FACILITIES FOR HIRE

    Tasteful and private function room available with newly refurbished adjoining stainless steel self-catering kitchen for hire.

Cinema – See the latest blockbusters with some old classics mixed in.Continue reading
Classes – Various learning and development initiatives available.Continue reading
Entertainment – Theatre, Comedy, Puppet Theatre, Live Bands, Ceilidh’s and more.Continue reading
Venue Hire – Space available for children’s parties and other small functions, self-catering kitchen also available for hire.Continue reading
Want to Book Our Venue ? – Simply click here to complete our Booking Form. Venue hire prices can be found here.
Want to become a Volunteer ? – Simply click here to complete our Volunteer Application Form.

Check out the latest news for The Fraser Centre and see what events and activities are coming up. Also check out any new classes being held in the near future.

  • £1,200,000 BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARD TO THE FRASER CENTRE

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    BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARD £1,200,000 FOR THE FRASER CENTRE

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to announce we have been awarded £1,200,000 from the Big Lottery Fund towards our project to rebuild The Fraser Centre into a community hub.

    The capital project aims to transform the semi derelict site in the heart of the town into a modern centre for learning, development, arts & entertainment and help to regenerate the town centre.

    This award follows on from the £730,000 award announced earlier this month from the Scottish Government Town Centre Regeneration Fund as the trust aims to raise £2.4 million for the project.

    Jonny Russell, Chairman of The Fraser Centre Community Trust: “I am absolutely delighted with this award and the faith the Big Lottery Fund have shown in our project.  To have this level of support is fantastic and brings us a huge step closer to our fundraising target.

    This award is the result of over 3 years work and we have had a lot of support in that time. In particular we would like to thank the Big Lottery Growing Community Assets team, Community Enterprise and our design team led by NORR who have all been a huge help.

    The trust has received fantastic support from the community with people completing surveys or attending consultation days. Our team of volunteers have helped fundraise with events and challenges and we have also received many letters from individuals, groups and businesses backing the project.

    On behalf of the trust, we thank you for your support which helped demonstrate to the Big Lottery Fund the level of community support behind us.”

    David Orr, Development Manager of The Fraser Centre Community Trust: “This award is a great step in the right direction and we are looking forward to continuing our fundraising campaign to reach our target before work can begin. If you would like to get involved please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com and find out how you can help the trust’s vision become a reality.”

    Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair: “I am delighted that Tranent will benefit from a new state of the art community hub, thanks to this contribution from the National Lottery. Since its launch ten years ago, our Growing Community Assets fund has invested £98 million in 181 projects across the country. This award to The Fraser Centre Community Trust is another great example of local people doing it for themselves and I look forward to following their progress as they pursue their community ownership ambitions.”

    Community Enterprise: “We are really delighted The Fraser Centre has been awarded these funds.  It has been a rigorous and challenging process but there has been a real determination and enthusiasm both in the Fraser Centre team and in the wider community to see this project happen. We are very pleased the Big Lottery Fund has recognised this and have every confidence that the new Fraser Centre will be well used and valued by local people.”

    NORR: “NORR are very proud to have contributed to this fantastic achievement by the Fraser Centre team and look forward to the next stage”

    Jamie Baker, East Lothian Council’s Town Centre Regeneration Officer said “We are pleased that Fraser Centre Community Trust has been successful in their application for funding from the Big Lottery Fund, this adds to the funds already raised by the community of Tranent and those secured by the Council from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund earlier in March 2017.  The redevelopment of the Fraser Centre site right in the centre of the Town will be a great boost for the Town.

    For further information on The Fraser Centre project please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com or email david@thefrasercentre.com

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    NOTES

    • The Fraser Centre Community Trust is a registered charity SCO43597, for press enquiries please contact: David Orr, Development Manager, The Fraser Centre; 01875 617444 or david@thefrasercentre.com.
    • The venue address is: The Fraser Centre, 3a Winton Place, Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1AF, for event information visit www.thefrasercentre.com For fundraising updates please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com.
    • Follow The Fraser Centre social media channels on facebook and Twitter (@thefrasercentre).
    • The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
    • It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year it invests over £650 million and awards around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
    • Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.
    • Community Enterprise held community consultation workshops and created a 5 year business plan for The Fraser Centre Community Trust. www.communityenterprise.co.uk
    • The project design team is led by NORR on behalf of The Fraser Centre Community Trust. www.norr.com.
  • COMMUNITY CENTRE PROJECT

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    It has been recognised for a long time that Tranent has a lack of quality community facilities. We have an excellent sports centre and library but lack a community centre. Tranent is the only main town in East Lothian without one.

    This is why The Fraser Centre Community Trust was formed in 2011. We are now working with Architects to create a design that fits the needs of the community on the site of The Fraser Centre.

    This will be a centre for the community, made by the community.

    And we need your support. to find out more visit our project website www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com now.

    Thank you

  • BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FRASER CENTRE

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    Help support our project to build a centre for the community in Tranent from only £3 per month.

    The Friends of the Fraser Centre scheme has been set up to invite regular contributions towards our capital project to rebuild the old winton cinema into a modern centre for learning, development, arts & entertainment.

    Click here to become a Friend and start making your contribution to help make a difference in Tranent.

    Thank you.

     

     

  • THANK YOU FOR AN INCREDIBLE 2017!

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust would like to thank you for all your support in a remarkable year for our project.

    The project started 2017 with a few thousand pounds raised and by the end of it we have all raised an amazing £2,385,000!

    This money has been raised through grant funding, community fundraisers, donations and our friends scheme. Thank you all so much for your ongoing support.

    But that is not all we achieved in 2017, we also:
    • Became owners of the building, purchasing the venue in November from Kingdom Outreach Ministries.
    • Achieved planning permission for the project.
    • Moved out of the venue, finding alternative homes for our main activities.
    • Secured additional funding for the post of Project & Development Manager

    Whilst 2017 was a huge success we still have a lot of work to do in 2018.

    Our tender process is nearing completion and it looks as though we will have some reviews to make to the project costs and inevitably more fundraising to do. We are optimistic that along with our design team we can still meet our plan of beginning this Spring and delivering a fantastic modern facility for all to enjoy the following year.

    However, what we have achieved this far is a fantastic achievement that should not be taken lightly and one that everyone who has helped in any way should be very proud of.

    From all of us have a Merry Christmas and thank you so much for all your support!

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust

  • FOODBANK COLLECTIONS

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    We will be handing in the donations we have collected so far to the foodbank on this Tuesday after the Kurling.
    Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

    We will be collecting at St Martins, Tuesday from 9.30am-11.30am.

    Items requested in the run up to Christmas include:
    CHICKEN/TURKEY (TINNED)
    POTATOES (TINNED OR PACKET MASH)
    CARROTS (TINNED)
    SWEETCORN (TINNED)
    GRAVY (PACKET)
    BREAD SAUCE (PACKET)
    STUFFING (PACKET/BOX)
    CHRISTMAS PUDDING
    CUSTARD (TIN/CARTON)
    MINCE PIES
    BISCUITS
    CHOCOLATES AND/OR SELECTION PACK
    CHRISTMAS SNACKS
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
    Thank you for any donations!

  • CHRISTMAS DEMENTIA MOVIE CLUB!

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    Dementia Movie & Chat Club
    Thursday 14th December, 11am-2pm
    St Martins Hall, Tranent.

    For anyone with Dementia their friends, family and carers.
    Come along and enjoy a film and stay for a chat after the film.
    Bring a pack lunch to enjoy after the film.
    £2. carers free. Pay on the day.
    Supported by Dementia Friendly Tranent

  • FESTIVE DIARY

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    Festive Diary:

    New Age Kurling at St Martins. £2
    Last day Tuesday 19th December, 9.45am-11.30am
    Restarts Tuesday 9th January, 9.45am-11.30am

    Arts & Crafts at the Loch Centre. £3.50
    Last day Wednesday 20th December, 10am-12
    Restarts Wednesday 10th January, 10am-12.

    Gentle Exercise at St Martins. £3
    Last day Thursday 21st December, 9.30am-10.30am.
    Restarts Thursday 11th January, 9.30am-10.30am

    Dementia Movie & Chat Club at St Martins. £3
    Thursday 14th December 11am.
    No January film.
    Thursday 8th February, 11am.

  • THE FRASER CENTRE MOVE ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO REBUILD PROJECT

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust has taken a large step forward in the project to rebuild The Fraser Centre by completing the purchase of the former picture house from Kingdom Outreach Ministries.

    The funding to buy the property, which will be demolished and replaced with a new facility providing a range of rooms available for learning, development, arts & entertainment activities, was achieved thanks to an award from the Scottish Land Fund.

    Project & Development Manager David Orr said, “The Fraser Centre Community Trust would like to thank the Scottish Land Fund for their generous support. This is a major step forward in our project which will allow us to purchase the property and rebuild it into a modern, accessible community hub.

    I would also like to give a special thank you to our landlords, Kingdom Outreach Ministries, for all their support not only in the sale but for their help in developing our vision since the Trust was formed in 2012 and they will always have a home at the new Fraser Centre”.

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is close to reaching their fundraising target and hope to begin work early in 2018.

    For further information on The Fraser Centre capital project please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com or email david@thefrasercentre.com

  • FOODBANK COLLECTIONS EVERY TUESDAY

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    Every Tuesday between 10am-11.30am at our Kurling session at St Martins we shall be collecting donations for the food bank.
    Items requested in the run up to Christmas include:

    CHICKEN/TURKEY (TINNED)
    POTATOES (TINNED OR PACKET MASH)
    CARROTS (TINNED)
    SWEETCORN (TINNED)
    GRAVY (PACKET)
    BREAD SAUCE (PACKET)
    STUFFING (PACKET/BOX)
    CHRISTMAS PUDDING
    CUSTARD (TIN/CARTON)
    MINCE PIES
    BISCUITS
    CHOCOLATES AND/OR SELECTION PACK
    CHRISTMAS SNACKS
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

    Thank you for any donations!

  • EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT FOR TENDER.

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust and our design team are now welcoming expressions of interest for the tender to demolish and rebuild the new Fraser Centre.

    Replies will only be accepted through www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and no later than 12 noon on Thursday 16th November.

  • DEMENTIA POD SUCCESS

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    At our last Dementia Movie Club in The Fraser Centre our members enjoyed having the Dementia Pod to reminisce about old cinema visits!

    The pods are available via the council and were donated to the community by the Walk With Scott Foundation.

    Our next Dementia Movie Club is on Thursday 9th November, 11am. £3 at St Martins Hall.

  • £200,000 AWARD FROM THE ROBERTSON TRUST

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to announce The Robertson Trust have awarded £200,000 towards our project to rebuild The Fraser Centre.

     

    The award will be used to help rebuild the centre into a modern, accessible, community hub for learning, development, arts & entertainment.

     

    The Robertson Trust is currently the largest independent trust in Scotland and has a vision to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland inspired by the example of their founders, the Robertson Sisters.

     

    Chairman of The Fraser Centre Community Trust Jonathon Russell said, “I would like to thank The Robertson Trust for this incredibly generous award which we are truly grateful for. The £200,000 award takes The Fraser Centre Community Trust a massive step closer to reaching our total funding target which we aim to achieve in the very near future.”

     

    Project & Development Manager David Orr, said “We are delighted to have the support of The Robertson Trust for our rebuild project. They have been supporters of our project for several years and we are delighted that this has continued with this amazing award.”

  • CLEARANCE SALES RAISES OVER £1100!

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    Thank you to all our amazing volunteers for helping set up our clearance sale which raised over £1100 and is still going!

    We hope everyone managed to pick up a great bargain!

     

     

Address 3a Winton Place, Tranent EH33 1AF

Telephone 01875 617444

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