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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.

     

     

  • FESTIVE WORKSHOP

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    Join us for a family festive themed arts & craft workshop this Christmas.

    Saturday 8th December, 2.30pm-3.30pm. St Martins Hall. £3 per child.

    Spaces are limited so click here now to reserve your space

  • NEW FILMS!

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    We have an amazing selection of films coming up for you to enjoy between now and the end of the year!

    • Tuesday 23rd October 12 Lunch, 12.30 film: The Greatest Showman
    • Saturday 8th December, 10am: Toddler Cinema
    • Saturday 8th December, 10.45am: Toddler Cinema
    • Friday 14th December, 7pm: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. (Sing a Long)
    • Tuesday 18th December, 12 lunch, 12.30 film: Nativity
    • Friday 28th December, 10am: Family Film TBC
    • AND even more family films to be announced!

    Keep an eye on our Cinema page on this website for ticket links and new films

  • OCTOBER HOLIDAY

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    All our regular classes will continue over the October break.

    See you there!

    New Age Kurling: Tuesday 9.45am. St Martins Hall

    Arts & Crafts: Wednesday 10-12. Loch Centre

    Gentle Exercise: Thursday 9.30-10.30am St Martins Hall

     

  • DEMOLITION / CAR PARK CLOSURE

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    The demolition process is almost complete and is due to be concluded on 22nd October.

    From this date we will be closing the Winton Place Car park until 20th September 2019 to allow for the safe construction of the new centre.

    We have managed to reduce the time we needed to use the car park by keeping it open during demolition, thanks to RMB demolitions.

    We appreciate car parking is limited in the town and apologise for any inconvenience.

  • DFEL GATHERING

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust was delighted to attend the Dementia Friendly East Lothian (DFEL) gathering in Haddington yesterday. The presentations and discussions were excellent and informative, particularly based around ‘Dementia Meeting Centres’, which is an area we hope that our new building can embrace and further support our community.

  • LIVING WELL IN LATER LIFE

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    The Trust attended the excellent Living Well in Later Life event in Tranent on Wednesday 10th October. The interest in our project and support was fantastic to receive thank you.

    And a good number of ideas and suggestions for developing our programme once we are back home!

  • GREAT FUN AT TODAY’S ARTS CLASS!

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    Every Wednesday 10-12 at the Loch Centre in Tranent their is a wonderful group of people enjoying great company and making some amazing creations!

    Led by Linda McCann and in partnership with East Lothian Arts Service.

  • THE FRASER CENTRE COMMUNITY TRUST BAGS £2,000 FROM TESCO’S COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

    Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

    Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided more than £60 million to over 18,000 local community projects.
    Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed The Fraser Centre Community Trust has been awarded £2,000.

    Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

    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.

    David Orr Project & Development Manager for the Trust said: “We are delighted to have been awarded £2,000 and would like to thank everyone who voted for us. The award will go towards essential equipment for our community café within our new building.

    We would also 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.”

    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. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

    Voting ran in stores throughout July and August with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

    Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

    Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said:
    “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain 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 local area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

    Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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    Issued by The Fraser Centre Community Trust.
    For further information please contact:
    David Orr
    Project & Development Manager
    The Fraser Centre Community Trust
    david@thefrasercentre.com
    07938 648038
    www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com

    NOTES TO EDITORS:
    • Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
    • So far Bags of Help has awarded more than £60 million to over 18,000 local community projects.
    • For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
    • The Fraser Centre Community Trust is a registered charity: SC043597
    • For updates on our capital project visit: www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com
    • For updates on our events please visit: www.thefrasercentre.com

  • 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!

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