A church and community hall group in the region has been looking ahead after it was awarded almost £10,000 in funding.

Members of the Ninebanks Church and Community Hall Group plan to carry out a wide range of work on the building after being awarded the total of £9,790 funding through the National Lottery.

“We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has supported us in this way," said Dorothy Summers, a Ninebanks Hall supporter.

"The hall is an important part of our community; it’s where all local events happen and the only place where we can meet.

"We’re so happy the project has been recognised and we’re looking forward to having a new fit for purpose kitchen and somewhere where small groups can meet.”

Ninebanks' hall is the only public building located within the village and has been a longstanding location for groups to meet and take part in events since it was first built back in 1934.

The vital funding will also go towards a range of work that will be carried out including on the hall's electrics, plumbing, general building work and also new windows and sills also.

New insulation will also be installed using the grant ahead of a planned new kitchen being created in the future.

The funding has been given through the National Lottery Community Fund, with the money being raised by players of the popular game that then helps go towards both good causes and projects, with the scheme being the largest funder of community projects across the country.

Although the £10,000 is a large step towards the location being able to be refurbished, the group believe they still require an additional £21,000 to fully complete the planned work, with the additional money hoping to be raised through a number of other projects including the Calor Rural Community Fund.