Cardiff Quaker Meeting has launched a fundraising campaign so that we can transform and strengthen the significant resource our Meeting House provides for the local community.
Our substantial Victorian property in the centre of Cardiff was built in the 1880s and Quakers have been based here since the 1930s. Quakers’ shared vision of an equal and just society has inspired our long history of practical engagement in social concerns, especially responding to the needs of those on the margins of society and in challenging circumstances.
In the last 12 months we have looked carefully at how we maintain and manage our Meeting House. We have a vision for a more supportive role in how the building can serve the community through improving the quality of the premises to encourage greater access, increase community use, and enhance users’ experience of the building as a place of respite, peace and safety. We are also concerned to ensure that all improvements support our long-term aims for sustainability and care for the environment.
Building improvements will enable Cardiff Meeting House to better provide for the needs of the many organisations who use it. The three projects we need to undertake are:
- Improve access into the building
- Improve the security of the building so that it is a place of safety for our vulnerable users
- Substantially improve the environmental impact of our building by installing double-glazing throughout, putting in a new energy efficient boiler and providing central heating throughout the building.
We are also exploring the possibility of building a new Meeting Room at the rear of the building. This is important to us as Quakers and is central to the business plan by releasing our current Meeting Room for wider use by the community.
We are consulting on the proposed improvements and the new Meeting Room. If you have any comments we would love to hear them. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org