Grants totalling nearly £20,000 have provided a major boost to community activities at Brome and Oakley Village Hall.
The funds have been used for an extensive kitchen refurbishment and installing improved heating and insulation.
Sue Prior, treasurer for Brome and Oakley Community Council, said: “We were catering from a 1960s kitchen which made it difficult to attract volunteers. It’s so much easier now. We can really expand our community activities.”