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YOUR LEGACY

Help us to build a legacy in Tranent! Support our project to build a community centre for everyone by visiting our fundraising page.

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Do you want to see a new state of the art community centre in Tranent? So do we and we are fundraising now - visit our page to donate

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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    • 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.

     

     

  • THE FRASER CENTRE COMMUNITY TRUST RAISE £2 MILLION!

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    TYNE ESK LEADER AWARD £200,000 TO THE TRANENT PROJECT

    Tyne Esk Leader have given their support to The Fraser Centre Community Trust by awarding the Tranent capital project £200,000. The Trust have now raised over £2 million towards their £2.4 million funding target.

    The Fraser Centre capital project aims to rebuild the former picture house into a community hub for learning, development, arts & entertainment.

    Tyne Esk Leader Project Officer, Angela Lamont said, “Tyne Esk LEADER are happy to be supportive of such a community orientated project which will fit well with the other developments in Tranent”

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust Chairman Jonny Russell said, “To reach £2 million is a fantastic achievement and it means we have now raised 85% of our total funds. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Tyne Esk Leader for all their support and we look forward to working with them to build a new Fraser Centre for Tranent.

    Development Manager David Orr said: “The award from Tyne Esk Leader is another great example of the support our project has been able to gather. It’s a project that will turn a semi-derelict building into a modern multi-purpose building that will benefit the whole community and we are delighted our vision has been shared by everyone at Tyne Esk Leader.

    We still have significant funds to raise before any work can begin and we will be working hard to achieve this over the coming months. There are several ways to help and if you are interested in finding out more please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com”.

  • THE IMLAY FOUNDATION AWARD $25,000 TO THE FRASER CENTRE

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to announce The Imlay Foundation have awarded $25,000 towards our capital project to rebuild The Fraser Centre into a modern community hub for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of Tranent.

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    The project will embrace the history of the old building by continuing to screen a community cinema programme and will also offer social, health, educational and business opportunities in the new hub.

    The Imlay Foundation financially support the people who demonstrate the passion, principles and leadership to create better lives in our communities. Through charitable giving they aim to make a positive impact that will pay dividends for years to come.

    “We are pleased to support the redevelopment of The Fraser Centre as a true community asset and focal point for the residents of Tranent,” said Mary Ellen Imlay, board chairman of The Imlay Foundation.

    Development Manager David Orr said: “The Imlay Foundation have been very helpful and enthusiastic in supporting our project. It has been a pleasure to work with them and on behalf of the Trust I would like to thank them for this generous award.

    This award takes us another step closer to our fundraising target of £2.4 million. If you want to get involved in helping us reach our target please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com and find out how you can help or what fundraising initiatives we have that you can get involved with”.

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

  • HELP REQUIRED!

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    Can you help us?! Two of our popular activities are in need of help to keep them going.

    Table Tennis (Voluntary)

    Friday morning’s 9.30am-12. (Activity 10am-1130am)

    Volunteer required to help run the group which includes:

    • Opening the venue;
    • setting up the equipment (inc tables);
    • taking the register;
    • clearing the equipment away;
    • closing venue;
    • promoting the activity.

    Enquiries please to David Orr at david@thefrasercentre.com or call 01875 617444.

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    Over 50’s Gentle Exercise (Paid)

    Thursday mornings 9.30am-10.30am

    Our Gentle Exercise class is looking for a new fully qualified tutor.

    For job details please contact Avril McKenzie, Ageing Well Co-Ordinator at East Lothian Council amckenzie@eastlothian.gov.uk.

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  • RESILENCE TO BE SCREENED AT THE FRASER CENTRE

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  • BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE PROJECTOR AWARD FOR THE FRASER CENTRE

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    The Fraser Centre is delighted to have been awarded a new projector by the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema Equipment Fund.

    The 5200 Lumens Projector, is supplied in partnership with Saville Audio Visual. 

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust Development Manager, David Orr said, “This is a great award which will provide essential equipment for now and the proposed new building.

    We are very grateful to the BFI for recognising our film programme and the audiences we have attracted to The Fraser Centre and hope to develop into an expanded programme in our new facility.”

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust manage a range of Cinema programmes including: Tranent Cinema Club featuring mainstream films; Dementia Movie Club for people with Dementia; and family friendly screenings such as: Family Cinema; Toddler Cinema; Baby Cinema. 

    For further information on The Fraser Centre project to build a new centre for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of Tranent please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com or email david@thefrasercentre.com

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  • LEGO TRAIL SPOTTER SHEET!

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    Can you find all the Lego characters hidden around Tranent? Hand in your form to our Lego Competition on Saturday 15th April, 1-3pm for a chance to win a prize!

    Download the Lego Spotter Sheet 2017!

    Lego Spotter Sheet 2017!

  • AGM THANK YOU

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust would like to thank everyone who came along to our AGM last night. The good turnout was greatly appreciated.

    We are also delighted that Isabel McNeish & Graeme Curran have agreed to continue as Trustees.

  • EASTER ACTIVITY CHANGES

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    Our latest flyers for Easter are now available at the Library and in the Centre.

    There will be quite a few changes over the Easter holiday for our regular activities. The details are below:

    New Age Kurling will continue throughout, except for Tuesday 11th April.

    Community Café will be off on Tuesday 4th & Tuesday 11th.

    Arts & Crafts is now finished until 19th April.

    Gentle Exercise is now finished until 20th April.

    Table Tennis is now finished until 21st April.

  • EASTER PARTY SOLD OUT

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    Our Easter party on Tuesday 11th April 2017 is now SOLD OUT!

Address 3a Winton Place, Tranent EH33 1AF

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