Following on from our extremely successful (and record breaking!) Kit it Out crowdfunding campaign in 2014, Kit Out the Cabin aims to fund the installation and refurbishment of a modular building at Broadhurst Park, FC United of Manchester's new football ground and community facility in Moston, North Manchester.
Broadhurst Park is not just the place where our home games are played; we also have three sports pitches and community changing facilities, all of which are open to the wider community as we seek to increase participation in sports. If our campaign is successful, the facility will enable many more community initiatives, give extra space for our football academy students and also provide additional merchandising and catering outlets for matchdays.
We need your help to Kit Out the Cabin!
With your help, we can renovate the old cabin into a new community facility!
About FC United of Manchester
FC United of Manchester is a supporter-owned football club currently playing in National League North at level six of the English football league system. We play our matches at Broadhurst Park in Moston, which was largely funded by fans. We have no rich backers. All our funding comes via the efforts of our supporters and members who in turn run our club.
In our last Crowdfunder we raised money to kit out our function room. It is now in use by the community!
Why is our Kit Out the Cabin campaign important?
The fitted out modular building at Broadhurst Park will provide an additional community facility for local people and FC United fans. There are plans for it to be used for initiatives such as a breakfast/sports club for children, after-school club etc. It is anticipated that the building will be used seven days a week, not only on match days, and used for a range of community activities including promoting a healthy lifestyle through sport. It will also provide a much-needed indoor space for our football academy students. Sport provides learning and work opportunities, reduces re-offending rates and strengthens community identity and we hope to realise these benefits for the local community too. Help us make a difference by supporting this campaign.
Our Academy players need their own space! The new cabin can provide this.
What needs to be done?
To help create the opportunities for community sports and deliver extra space that will support community, academy and club initiatives, we need to raise money to pay for the installation, refurbishment and furnishing of the modular building that we have obtained. We've also got some brilliant rewards for people willing to pledge to our campaign!
Supporting lasting community benefit
By supporting this project you will be helping us make a real difference in the local community. By helping us Kit Out the Cabin you'll enable us to sustain and expand on our successful volunteering projects. This already includes training young volunteers, visiting the elderly, working with young offenders, as well as sports training. Special events throughout the year include "Youth United Day" to encourage youth participation in live football, "A Woman's place is...at the Match!" celebrating the role of women in football, and "Big Coat Day" where we collect warm clothing for the disadvantaged and homeless across Greater Manchester.
To help achieve these commitments to the community we are delivering our ground programme in partnership with Moston Juniors Football Club, Manchester City Council and community-based organisations.
Make no mistake, by pledging to our Kit Out the Cabin campaign you'll be directly helping to deliver lasting community benefits that will make a real and lasting difference to local people.
Thanks for taking an interest – we really appreciate your support