An insurance company has agreed that work can begin to repair the fire-ravaged Croft Street Community Centre in Lincoln.
Arsonists struck in the early hours of September 22.
Now, work is to begin on January 6 and the plan is to have the centre fully back in action by the end of June.
The fire gutted the main hall but fire doors protected the ground floor meeting room and kitchen, plus the upstairs office.
Anyone wishing to book events after June should call Caroline Boltz on 07926 539318.