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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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    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.

     

     

  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN TICKETS NOW ONLINE

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    You can now book your tickets for The Greatest Showman in advance.

    Tuesday 23rd October, 12 noon Soup & a Roll. 12.30 Film.

    St Martins Hall, Tranent. £3.

    Book online here

  • £750 RAISED FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT!

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    What a great day on Saturday with M&F Funeral Services raising money for the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Coffee Morning!

    On the day we raised an amazing £600 and a further £150 will be added from M&F Funeral Services making the total a superb £750!!

    Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this event. And a big thank you to Glady’s Chucklebutty for entertaining the kids and to all the amazing volunteers and bakers!

  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

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  • NEW KURLING EQUIPMENT ARRIVES

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    thank you to everyone who donated to our kurling equipment fundraiser events, particularly M&F Funeral services for their generous donation.

    The equipment has already been used by the group and will also be used at events in the community and for our school holiday activities.

  • VOTE FOR US AT TESCO MUSSELBURGH!

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    Vote for The fraser Centre Community Trust at Tesco Musselburgh through the blue token scheme.

    Open until 31st August we are currently 2nd so please donate your tokens now, thank you!

  • MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 10.30-12.30

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  • THE BIG WALK: THURSDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER

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  • LIVING WELL IN LATER LIFE

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    Come and join us at the Living Well in Later Life event in the Loch Centre on Thursday 6th October 1-4pm.

    We will have a stall and also bring our kurling equipment for you to have a try!

    Event organised by East Lothian Council, Faside Area Partnership and Ageing Well.

  • HELP US WITH YOUR TESCO TOKENS THIS JULY!

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative at Tesco Musselburgh.

    Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

    Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is one of the groups on the shortlist.

    The Trust is aiming to rebuild a derelict former picture house into a vibrant community hub for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of Tranent. The grant from Tesco Bags of Help will specifically be used towards equipment in our new kitchen and café.

    David Orr Project & Development Manager for the Trust said: “We are delighted to be selected for an award, which will go directly towards essential equipment for our community café within our new building. We would like to thank the Tesco Bags of Help programme for their generous support in helping us to provide a new community hub in the town. To our supporters please ensure you get your tokens from the checkout at the Musselburgh branch and vote for us throughout July!

    Voting is open throughout July. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

    Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £52 million to more than 16,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

    Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said:“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

    Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said:
    “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

  • SEATED EXERCISE CONTINUES THROUGH SUMMER

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    Just a reminder that our Seated exercise class for over 50’s continues right through the summer every Thursday ,9.30am-10.30am at St Martins.

    If you want to come along just turn up and Ramon will be on hand to help you through the class!

Address 3a Winton Place, Tranent EH33 1AF

Telephone 01875 617444

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