The Friends of Centennial Hall were on the NH Gives top 10 leaderboard and 3rd on the Seacoast, in most money raised!
Thanks to your generous support, we raised $6,865 which will be applied to our upcoming LCHIP matching grant and then put to work on important rehabilitation projects at Historic Centennial Hall.
We are thankful for your support, and interest in our mission to return this hardworking building to a fully functioning community resource.
If you missed out on NH Gives day, you can still donate and be included in our overall fundraising profile.
Eversource has awarded the FOCH $500 towards our rehabilitation efforts. Stay tuned for the receipt of check and photo op!
Andrew Cushing, Field Service Representative of the NH Preservation Alliance, visited us today joining Steve Bedard, who is in finalization mode of his building assessment with historic preservation guidelines. After a full building tour, Andrew followed-up with great suggestions for other grant opportunities that we can explore in the next months, and appreciated our successes to date commenting, “.. that we are a model in the State.” Thanks Andrew for all the great input and time spent.
Board President, Marcy McCann and Vice President, Jen King attended the LCHIP grant workshop in Concord this morning in preparation for filing our upcoming request on June 22nd. According to Digit Taylor, LCHIP Executive Director “Based on the forms received, it appears that there may be up to 80 applicants in this grant round, the largest number of applications in LCHIP’s eighteen-year history. LCHIP is budgeted to have $3.5 million to distribute in grants. The total anticipated request in the Intent to Apply forms is just over $11 million, 50 historic resource projects seeking $5.2 million and 30 natural resource projects seeking $5.8+ million. This grant round looks to be highly competitive! “