Straightforward funding

  Postmaster Sarah Draisey has praised the simplicity of the Community Fund application process after spending £10,000 creating a more "professional" branch. Improved furniture, a revitalised exterior and a new retail counter has extended the services on offer at Sarah's Shireoaks branch in Worksop. Sarah was delighted to receive Community Fund support, particularly as it was such a simple process. “The Community Fund was surprisingly easy to apply for," she said. "I expected a lot of red tape and a...

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Funding a complete transformation

Having a branch that is fit for the 21st Century is how postmaster Andy Blagojevitch describes the transformed Middle Rasen Post Office, which benefited from £10,000 of support from the Community Branch Fund. The Lincolnshire branch is unrecognisable to the one that had been in situ for many years, and the positivity of his customers in responding to its transformation has given Andy hope of a more profitable future. The majority of money spent was given to transforming the Post...

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Community Fund makes huge difference to Ellwood Stores

Community Fund makes huge difference to Ellwood Stores Brian Wilkinson the postmaster at Ellwoods Stores says that the Community Fund has made a huge difference to the way they run and feel about the shop. They are also pleased that this has had a positive impact on shop takings since receiving a grant from the fund to help improve their retail offering.

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Great improvement to Lode Post Office with help from Community Branch Fund

Lode Post Office has undergone a major renovation following funding from the Community Branch Fund. As you can see the office is now much brighter and more modern. The old style fortress position was removed and a new open plan position installed. This has opened up the branch to not only make it much brighter but allowed the introduction of new retail to improve income. You can see the transformation on the below "Before" and "After" pictures.   

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