A £10,000 government grant will assist a community group in their attempt to purchase an empty community site.
Lakenheath People’s Project has been raising funds to purchase the former Royal British Legion Club in High Street, which closed in 2012.
As well as securing financial assistance from the Christian Enterprise Foundation the group has been awarded the government grant, which will provide legal assistance.
Brendan Fulham, who has spearheaded the People’s Project, said the awarding of the grant was great news and would provide much needed assistance.
The project has also started a petition asking the Royal British Legion to select them as the preferred bidder for the site when final bids are submitted in early May.
The petition asks the Royal British Legion to sell the former club to the people of the village who have worked to raise the money and to who the building means a lot.
It has been placed in prominent village locations including the Peace Memorial Hall.
Mr Fulham said that so far the petition has been signed by more than 250 people.
The ambition of the People’s Project is to convert the former club into a community centre of excellence for the use of the village’s residents.