The Cosmos Foundation is currently registering to become a CIC and our mission statement is simple as we are looking at “Changing lives…by using the passion of football and sport to educate, motivate and inspire young and old alike in communities across Wigan and beyond...”
We aim to develop and provide a Community Sports and a Recreation Community Centre for the people of the Ince and surrounding communities and across Wigan by providing Education, Social, Leisure Opportunities and Community Health Services by transforming William Fosters Playing Fields, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire, England into a state of the art, affordable sports facility that will benefit the whole community.
The facilities will be built over a number of years as the park and project progresses rather over the first couple of years, this will allow us to develop and grow the site as the demand deems fit and ensures that this is a highly sustainable scheme that will create new, exciting facilities, resources and jobs, breathing life back into an area of high deprivation.
We aim to honour William Foster’s legacy and take the land he donated to the next level and take sports provision into the next century, remembering the past and evolving for the future…working in partnership with organisations to provide support, opportunities and will benefit the local community and enable empowerment of local people.
We feel that developing the site in three key phases allows us to grow and develop the site organically, as well making it financially viable, allowing us to generate our own income, apply for funding and develop sponsorship opportunities. We have highlighted a few key developments at each stage. In Stage One we aim to develop these key areas.