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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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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.

  • 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!

  • £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.
  • CLYDEBUILT THEATRE COMPANY: DINOSAUR DETECTIVES

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    Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre: Dinosaur Detectives

    Date: 7th Apr 2017

    Location: The Fraser Centre, 3 Winton Place, Tranent EH33 1AF

    Time: 11:00 – 12:00

    Part of the Puppet Animation Festival 2017. Brought to The Fraser Centre by the Brunton Theatre and East Lothian Arts Service.

    The Dinosaur Detectives discover a secret doorway, inside there are a number of cases containing stories of the people who discovered dinosaur bones in Victorian times. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections.

    Running time 60 mins, ages 5 Yrs +.

    Part of the Puppet Animation Festival 2017. Tickets also available from venues one hour before the show, subject to availability. Advance booking recommended.

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW 

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  • EASTER PARTY!

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    Join in our party this Easter where we will have lots of fun including arts & crafts, cake decorating as well as lots of fun games to play.

    Now in its 3rd year, it always sells out so book now! Click here for tickets.

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  • MESSY NESSIES EASTER SPECIALS!

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    Messy Nessies returns this Easter for more under 5’s messy time!

    £5. Wednesday 12th April, 10.30am & 1.30pm.

    Book your tickets now by clicking here

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  • £730,000 BOOST TO THE FRASER CENTRE REBUILD PROJECT

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    PRESS RELEASE: 13th MARCH 2017

     

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust has received a significant boost to its plans to rebuild the Centre with the award of £730,000 from the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

    The RCGF grant was applied for by the Trust in partnership with East Lothian Council as part of the fundraising campaign to rebuild the former picture house into a modern community hub for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of the Tranent.

    Trust Chairman Jonny Russell said: “This award is great news and gives the Trust a massive boost to our funding campaign. The building as it is has no long term future and we are delighted that our plans to regenerate this site have been recognised by this award.

    We would like to thank East Lothian Council for showing their support for our project by partnering The Fraser Centre in this application.”

    Development Manager David Orr said: “After the news of our planning permission being accepted last month this news really keeps the momentum going and gives us a major funding boost.

    There is a lot of fundraising to be achieved before any work commences but this is certainly a huge step in the right direction. If you want to get involved please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com and find out how you can help or what fundraising initiatives we have going on that you can get involved with.

    The project will embrace the history of the old building by continuing to screen a community cinema programme, however the new facility will offer much more to the community with a variety of social, health, educational and business opportunities in the new hub”.

    Welcoming the funding, Douglas Proudfoot, Head of Development, East Lothian Council said:

    “Towns Centres play a key part in the County, whether for retail, residential, business or recreational use. The importance of their revitalisation is reflected in the East Lothian Economic Development Strategy 2012-2022, the Fa’side Area Partnership’s Area Plan 2015-2023, current and proposed Local Plans, and our Council Plan.

    As a Council we have set ourselves the aim to improve the quality of life for local people leading to a prosperous, safe, and sustainable East Lothian which can offer a dynamic and thriving economy.

    Whilst East Lothian Council is a major driver of the regeneration plans we recognise that partnership, both now and for the future, is the key to any stimulus and the involvement of local community groups, businesses, voluntary sector, schools, and external funders is vital to breathe new life into our towns.”

    Jamie Baker, East Lothian Council’s Town Centre Regeneration Officer said “We were pleased to be able to partner with The Fraser Centre Community Trust in securing this funding for Tranent.  Local residents see the value of the centre and view the proposals to re-develop it as a key part of major improvements to regenerate Tranent town centre.

    After a great deal of work by the local community over a number of years, culminating with the Tranent Charrette in 2015, we are currently seeing real improvements to Tranent Town Centre with the redevelopment of a number of sites and new businesses opening.

    The Tranent Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which is a joint initiative between the Council and Historic Environment Scotland, offers grants to repair and improve properties within the Town and is already helping to bring vacant properties back into use.

    The redevelopment of the Fraser Centre site right in the centre of the Town will be a great boost and we’re very pleased that the Scottish Government and COSLA are supporting Tranent’s aspirations with this funding.”

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

    For further information on the Tranent Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme visit http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/tranentcars or email lschofield@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Regeneration Capital Grant Fund

    A total of 29 projects across Scotland will be awarded a share of £25 million in 2017/18 as part of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF), which supports projects in disadvantaged areas that engage and involve local communities.

    Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart and Cllr Stephen Hagan, COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability, announced the funding on a visit to Out of the Blue in Leith, one of the sites that will benefit.

    Mr Stewart said:

    “I am delighted that 29 fantastic locally-driven projects will benefit from this major injection of funding. Spanning the length and breadth of the country, they will help regenerate local areas, stimulate economic growth and create new jobs.

    “The focus of the projects range from tackling social isolation to services to address health inequalities, educational attainment, support ex-offenders and boost tourism. They are an excellent example of how national and local government are working together on shared priorities that benefit local communities.

    Cllr Hagan said:

    “I’m very pleased to announce today the projects to be funded in 2017/2018 from the joint COSLA and Scottish Government RCGF. This fund is invaluable in helping to transform communities up and down the country and results in strong economic, social and physical regeneration outcomes.

    “The diversity of the projects being supported is a testament to innovative thinking from local communities where regeneration activity is being tailored to local circumstances.

    “The RCGF continues to go from strength to strength and the successful projects announced today reinforce local authorities’ commitment to regenerating their local communities for the benefit of local people.”

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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
    • The quotes from Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart and Cllr. Stephen Hagan, COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability have been taken from the Scottish Government website: http://news.gov.scot/news/gbp-25-million-for-local-regeneration
    • East Lothian Council contact jbaker@eastlothian.gov.uk 01620 827 731
    • Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) is a grant programme supported by East Lothian Council and Historic Environment Scotlandthat makes available funds for regenerating and improving Tranent Town Centre through repairing and enhancing the historic fabric. The Scheme covers the whole of Tranent’s Conservation Area. Grants are available for good quality, long lasting repair and enhancement work to buildings located within the Conservation Area. All work must be carried out with respect for the character and structure of the building and Tranent’s historic environment. The Scheme will be available until FY 19/20 and all work must be completed by then. http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/tranentcars

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