How you can help to Fundraise

For many years the village hall committee has received requests for a stage and for the facilities to be upgraded and made more versatile for users.  As these requests became more frequent back in early 2010, the hall management committee decided that they should look in more detail as to what may be feasible. This involved a lot of work and in March 2014 Chelmsford City Council approved plans for an extension to the hall.

Although we have secured a substantial amount of funding for the implementation of the proposed improvements to our hall we still need to raise more. We are actively applying for grants and organising fundraising events, see our events calender section for more information.

We are also currently looking at other fundraising ideas and are open to suggestions and any offers of help would be greatly appreciated. Please email Clive on

 If you shop on line you can also help us raise funds without even leaving the comfort of your own home.

 All you need to do is go to, register and nominate Downham Village Hall. There are 2700+ retailers ranging from John Lewis, EBay & Marks & Spencer along with many insurance and travel companies that will donate to us, every time you visit the website and click through to a retailer and make a purchase we receive a donation. So if you are booking a holiday, taking out insurance, buying or ordering your weekly shop online you can help us.

 We are also in the process of setting up an online Virgin Giving donation site. Watch this space!