Finsbury Park Community Sports Hub Refurbishment

Please help us bring a new sports pavilion to Finsbury Park for the benefit of the local community.

We did it!

On 17th Nov 2016 we successfully raised £9,295 of £6,000 target with 145 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Having secured our original target of £6,000 we want to push on towards our stretch target of £10,000. This will enable the project to get in a stronger position to take comprehensive proposals forwards to the funding agencies.

This will likely include a thorough review of both demand and supply of community venues to ensure that there is a real need for the type of building we want to build. It will enable us to develop a site layout with concept plans and cost estimates. Finally and crucially the project will be in a position to approach Haringey Council for pre application planning advice.

With all this information in place and having gone through a structured process the FPSP will approach the funding agencies confident that we have a viable project and one that should receive a positive welcome.

A fantastic community led sports project is underway in Finsbury Park. It needs your crowdfunding support to help build upon the achievements already made and to take it to the next stage and extend the benefits to the wider community.

About the Finsbury Park Sports Partnership...

Since 2013, the athletics track and tennis courts set within Finsbury Park have been managed by a volunteer organisation, the Finsbury Park Sports Partnership (FPSP).

FPSP (registered charity 1155053) have already raised £1.2m, which has been used for the complete refurbishment of the athletics track, with substantial contributions from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Sport England, the London Mayor and England Athletics.

The new track is  open to clubs, schools and the local community.  Finsbury Park Track is the home of London Heathside Athletics Club, The London Blitz American Football club, Dynamic Sports Academy fitness centre and Pedal Power, a cycling club for adults and teenagers with learning difficulties. It is used extensively by The Access to Sport Project, a community led creative and innovative sports development charity project that works across the boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney and by schools across the same three London boroughs for training and sports days.

Why we're Crowdfunding...

FPSP is now looking at the next phase of refurbishment. We plan to replace the inappropriate, outdated and dilapidated pavilion with a sports pavilion more suitable to its park environment and open to the whole community.

The starting point of this exercise is for an architect led feasibility study, paid for by the amounts raised here, which will include extensive consultation with existing and potential users. This will result in a series of options that aim to put the building at the heart of the community. We would then be in a position to start engaging with funders to help realise that vision.

If you believe in community-led sports projects, please support us and spread the word!

Clubs that currently use Finsbury Park Track and Gym

Athletics
http://www.londonheathside.org.uk/home_news.htm

American Football
http://londonblitz.com/#home

Fitness training 
http://www.dynamicsportsacademy.com/Dynamic_Sports_Academy/Home.html

Community sports 
http://www.accesstosports.org.uk


Cycling for those with learning disabilities
http://www.pedalpowercc.org


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