Please Support Us
This is your chance to help us put the final finish to our incredible new sports and community facility. It has been a long haul to get to this stage of the venture but we are on target to see our dream archery centre become a reality.
We need your donations to transform the new building into a modern well equipped facility that will create a venue we can all be proud of.
In 2019, Cleve Archers secured capital funding to build a new clubhouse and indoor archery range near Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire and awarded the contracts to local building contractors.
The external building is now complete and we are appealing for additional funding for the internal fitting out of the clubhouse. This will include an air filtration system, warm air heating system, intrusion alarm and surveillance system, fire alarm system, toilets, kitchen and equipment, grounds maintenance tools and equipment, archery maintenance tools and equipment, a security gate with access control, and a shooting shelter.
Clubhouse/Indoor archery range
Our new facility will cater for disabled and able-bodied archers, giving the best possible chance for everyone to improve their skills and enjoy the sport. We will create a multisport environment and make available the indoor facilities to other organisations. This will include keep fit groups, table tennis, short mat bowls, and martial arts clubs as well as other groups looking for a low cost venue.
The project will offer opportunities to develop partnerships and provide a service to the wider community giving young and old, the chance to develop a healthy life style in a sports environment and to ensure widespread access to a low-cost facility in the local area.
The clubhouse will have modern and accessible toilets with a shower and there will be a fully fitted kitchen.
The indoor hall is 9m x 22m providing enough space for a 6 lane indoor archery range. It will be able to accommodate table tennis clubs, martial arts, keep fit classes, short mat bowls etc as well as being available to hire for private functions (unlicenced). There is storage space available for any non archery organisation to store equipment.
What we will be spending the money on:
Cleve Archers' vision is to provide our members with an archery facility that encourages and sustains their individual needs.
• To provide quality, safe opportunities for young people of all ages in our community
• To help people realise their potential, develop personal skills and confidence
• To introduce people to archery regardless of age, ability, sex, religion, ethnic background or disability.
• To improve the performance of archers, coaches and volunteers within the club.
Taking ownership of our modern archery facility allows us to update and further develop our strategic plan to become a centre of excellence in our region and offer the use of the facilities to aid the development of more athletes aspiring to become County, National and Olympic archers.
We will follow Government policy for an active nation and support Sport England’s drive to increase participation in sport and physical activity. Following Archery GB guidelines we are implementing the Mental Health Charter and adopting good mental health practice to make activities inclusive, positive and open to everyone.
Cleve Archers will be seeking volunteers from the local and wider community to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the new field. South Gloucestershire Council actively encourages volunteering where families and community based groups undertake a range of outdoor volunteering activities.
This will engage people who would like to help their local community and as result increase the number of conservation volunteers.
We have planted over 500 trees funded by the Woodland Trust and we will be planting hedgerows along the boundaries of the field in January, funded by Forest of Avon Trust.
We are committed to encouraging wildlife into our field and providing a suitable environment for wildlife to flourish.
June 2020 contractors arrived to start erecting the steel work for our new clubhouse.
July 2020 contractor started cladding the new building.
August/September 2020 preparing and laying the new floor.
October 2020 internal walls and mezzanine floors beginning to take shape.
November 2020 The hallway and toilet ceiling is complete.
The clubhouse is now secure and all external doors are now in place.
January 2021 Team Cleve still active installing the lighting in the new club house.
We have now placed the order for the new electricity supply, which will take a large proportion of our funds. This is why we need support in raising further funds to enable us to complete the internal fitout which will ensure that we can start to use the building and be able to offer it for hire to the local community.
We would like to thank all members and friends of Cleve Archers for their continued support particularly during these challenging times.