Welcome to Springwell Village Community Venue's website.
Download our 2017 AGM Report
SVCV is a registered charity No. 520900
and is answerable to the charity commission. The centre is managed by a
Management Committee that is made up of local volunteer members
(currently 16) who attend regular committee meetings to ensure the
Charitable aims of the Association are being achieved and to ensure the
demands of the Community are being met
SVCV is a well-run community association that provides a
wide range of services, activities and a meeting space for people of all
ages. We provide resources for activities, groups, entertainment and
projects that bring people together and help them develop social
networks and support. The facility is inclusive and inspires and
promotes learning, creativity and participation through a variety of
weekly groups and events throughout the year.
Established in the mid 1960's the
centre has been home to a variety of groups and activities. We strive to keep the centre updated and in 2013 we were lucky enough to receive a grant from BIFFA which enabled us to refurbish the toilets and community room. This was a project that was very much needed and welcomed by the community. In 2014 we received a grant from The Asda Foundation to support our Community Cafe project and we have seen the centre grow from strenght to strength with lots of new people using the facilities.
We have regular weekly groups and clubs who between them
cater for all ages and abilities. These groups vary from health and
exercise, dance, under 5ís, drama, martial arts, educational and arts
and crafts. Please see further details of the many activities we host on
We have a variety of rooms also available for private
hire/functions, ranging from the main hall complete with stage area to
enable theatrical productions, training room. community room, dressing
room and a kitchen.
Why not come and join one of our activities or start a
group of your own? If you have some free time and are thinking about
building you skills and giving back to the community please get in touch
with us for volunteering opportunities.
Springwell Village Hall Association was established in
July 1965 and the Constitution was adopted in September 1965. The
Village Hall is at the heart of the Springwell Village, which was a
historical pit village. The association adopted a new constitution in
July 2009 and the name was changed to Springwell Village Community
The building itself is owned by Sunderland City Council and a 25 year lease was signed in 2007.
Over the past ten years the building has undergone a few
changes and been made more user friendly and modern, thanks to capital
grant funding from The Strategic Initiatives Budget, Biffa Award and Ada Foundation..
All monies needed to keep the centre open and in good
order comes from the hiring out of rooms, the entertainments and
carnival committee, the annual pantomime, various fundraising activities
and grant funding. To this day the Association, a registered charity,
continues to strive to raise the funds necessary to provide these
facilities for the community.
The centre has a Service Level Agreement in place with
Sunderland Council and this is applied for on an annual basis. SVCV
commit to the agreement and in return receive a small amount of grant
Reception Opening Hours -
Monday to Friday - 9am to 3pm (centre opening hours vary)
If you have any questions please refer to our contact page
Funders and Supporters
Sunderland City Council - General support and Grants
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
Washington Development Trust
Big Lottery Fund
Sir James Knott Trust
The Washington Trust
GENTOO GROUP- General support and Grants