A $396,000 grant from New Zealand Lotteries has proved a real
boost for Mosgiel RSA's redevelopment plans.
The RSA had been planning for many years to upgrade its
premises and had been fundraising towards that goal, finance
and operations manager Alan Muir said.
Receiving the funding from the Lotteries Community Facility
Funding was fantastic and now meant the RSA was confident it
could go forward with the project, he said.
Overall, the proposed redevelopment project was estimated to
cost $912,000 and the RSA had raised $161,000.
It had also received $28,750 from the Alexander McMillan
It was confident the remaining amount could be met by
fundraising and grant applications, he said.
The redevelopment would result in the old buildings being
''dragged into the 21st century'' with a real focus on being
a community ''hub'' for Mosgiel.
''We will be honouring the past but also forging ahead to the
A library would be created to house the RSA's extensive
collection of memorabilia.
The hall and food and beverage service for members would
It was hoped work would start in April next year.