Help CNGA Build customer café to replenish losses

by City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th September 2021 we successfully raised £10,338 ( + est. £1042.50 Gift Aid ) with 116 supporters in 42 days

Help CNGA build community café / viewing area, to replenish lost funds due to Covid-19 and ensure the club is here for future generations.

by City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

What are we raising money for?

The money raised from the Crowdfunder and Sport England match funding will go towards building and developing a community café area, located within the gymnastics facility. Our aim is to continue to improve the facilities we offer for both our gymnasts, parents / carers and the wider community. We want to give everyone a place to meet, socialise, eat, drink and relax, within a welcoming sporting environment.  

We are so proud of the gymnastics services we currently deliver; from our performance gymnastics at Great Britain level, junior gymnasts, adult gymnastics; to our gymnastics for all programme and pre-school gymnastics, the money raised will help ensure the club is here for future generations of gymnasts and families in the region. 

We believe we can offer the best gymnastics experience in Newcastle and the wider region for our diverse gymnastics base, parents / carers and local community. But to achieve our goals we need your support to help replenish losses due to covid-19.  


How can you help us? 

  • Make a Donation
  • Set yourself a Challenge and raise Sponsorship as a multiplayer  
  • Share this page with your family, friends, work colleagues and local businesses
  • Share our campaign with businesses that might like to sponsor our club
  • Offer a prize or reward for our campaign


City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy – Work in the community

The Academy is now home to 1200 children, attending gymnastics training from our Pre-school to Adults and everything in-between along with our performance level gymnasts all developing at their own pace through programmes, designed to suit all individual needs. Our programmes provide the prerequisites of leaning coordination, balance, special awareness, strength and flexibility.

One of City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy main initiatives is our ‘Gymnastics for All’ programme, where we currently have over nine hundred participants, ranging from pre-school to adult/university gymnastics. CNGA has a strong relationship with both Newcastle & Northumbria Universities providing weekly sessions to students of all abilities from beginner to advanced working on balance, co-ordination, strength, flexibility and expression. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive gymnastics environment for the wider community, in order to raise participation levels and improve physical, mental and social well-being of all individuals involved.

City of Newcastle has also worked with numerous local primary schools providing weekly sessions to students and teachers, both at CNGA and on-site school visits. The primary focus of the sessions aimed to increase gymnastics participation, love of the sport and the importance of staying physically active from a young age, with a secondary emphasis on raising the quality of local primary PE and inter school competitions.


Effects of Covid-19

Covid-19 has had a serious effect on our finances with revenue losses of £531,000.  Due to lockdown restrictions and government guidelines CNGA has had a substantial loss of revenue and we have been existing on reserves. Reserves had been building up over the last few years to pay for continued improvements to our Academy and to sustain the club in the future

Throughout the year, we host annual events including; Christmas displays, Regional and National competitions, which attract thousands of the local community to support the Academy. Due to Covid-19, we had to cancel all events, gymnastics for all, pre-school, adult gymnastics, university sessions, performance gymnastics sessions. Due to the cancelation of the above session and events, this resulted in revenue losses of 70%. 

Although we obtained some emergency support packages and received some grants, we continued to operate on dwindling reserves. Due to our extensive financial losses, the building project for the café was put on hold due to lack of funds. We are hoping with your support, that the Crowdfunder will allow us to continue with this development plan with the funds you pledge, in order to supply a café and viewing area for our customers and wider community.  


About CNGA

City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy was established in 1980 from a vandalised Youth Club under the name Wallsend Gymnastics Club, we outgrew this venue and moved into a half tent, half corrugated dome building with a second name change to North of Tyne Gymnastics Association. Our members continued to grow along with our family based staff. Our dream then was to secure a purpose–build gymnastics centre where we could accommodate our large waiting lists of children wanting to become part of our amazing gymnastics facility.

In 2001 our dream of a state-of-the-art gymnastics centre was accomplished where we became City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy. We are a non-profitable organisation very committed to providing a quality service provision and believe we are doing so within a gymnastic stand point. 

CNGA is based within Benfield Sports Centre, Benfield High School, Newcastle Upon Tyne.  It is one of the largest facilities of its type in the country, providing opportunities for people to participate in pre-school/recreational gymnastics for fun right through to international competition level.  The Academy provides a varied programme for participants of all ages and abilities through a team of dedicated coaches, many of whom are young leaders and volunteers.

CNGA has an established tradition of providing high quality gymnastics coaching and facilities, with a commitment to the development of the sport in Newcastle and the North of England. Our aims are focused on giving children, young people and adults from all communities the opportunity to experience gymnastics at all levels of the continuum and to develop their movement skills to the highest potential.


Sport England – Match Funding

This Crowdfund is part of Sport England’s "Active Together" match funding. If we reach 100% of our goal Sport England will match fund up to 50% of the money we raise to make our total even bigger! 

This is an all or nothing fund bid, so if we don’t make it to our target amount, we won’t receive anything. Please give what you can to help us reach our goal!


Prizes and Rewards

We want you to feel part of our gymnastics community and to do that we have some amazing incentives for all our pledgees. CNGA wants to THANK YOU for taking the time to read our crowdfunder and thank you in advance for any pledges you make. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Honours Board - VIP Experience

Get your name on the honours board and be one of the first to see our new viewing gallery with a glass of bubbly.

£5 or more

Raffle to win a term of Recreational gymnastics

Pledge £5 or more to be placed in the draw to win a full term of recreational gymnastics. (RRP: £77.00)

£10 or more

Men's & Women's World Championships Tickets

Be entered into the draw for a chance to win 1 adult & 1 child ticket to the Sunday session of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2022 in Liverpool. (Sunday 6th November 2022) (RRP: £166)

£10 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Gym Elite Drop in PT session

Pledge £10 and receive a voucher for a drop in PT session at Gym Elite on Saturday morning.

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fourball Ponteland Golf Club

Pledge £80 and receive a fourball at a Ponteland gold club.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Book our recreational gym

Book the recreational side of the gym for you and your friends & family to enjoy. Great for children's birthday parties. (Food offsite) Slots available on Saturday Evening, Sunday Evening or school holidays. (Maximum 20 children, 1 hour time slot)

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Children's book selection Usborne Books,

Pledge £10 and recieve a selection of children's books from Usborne Books, The happy book company.

£18 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Gift Voucher for Papilio beauty

Pledge £18 and get a £25 gift voucher for you to sue at Papilio beauty to use on any of there services. Check out their website to see what you can use the voucher on:

£20 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Harry's Voucher

Pledge £20 and receive a £25 voucher to Harry's Bar in Newcastle upon Tyne to spend on food or drink.

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Beth Tweddle - Signed T-shirt

Pledge £25 or more for a signed shirt from Beth Tweddle.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hilton Hotel - Saturday afternoon tea

Pledge £30 or more for afternoon tea including fizz on arrival at the Hilton Hotel. (RRP: £50.00+)

£40 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Barluga Voucher

Pledge £40 or more and receive a £50 voucher for Barluga to spend at one of there bars and restaurants in Newcastle, Gosforth or Morpeth. (RRP: £50.00)

£45 or more

20 of 20 claimed

1-2-1 Session with Performance coach

We have 20 x 1-2-1 Sessions in October Half term with our performance coaches. RRP: £60.00

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Alan Shearer - Signed Football

Pledge £50 or more for a signed football from Alan Shearer

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Kevin Keegan Signed football top

Pledge £75 and receive a signed Newcastle United shirt with the former Newcastle and England legend Kevin Keegan.

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Kevin Keegan Signed Football Shirt

Pledge £75 and receive a signed Newcastle United shirt with the former Newcastle and England legend Kevin Keegan.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hilton Hotel - Overnight stay bed & breakfast exec

Pledge £100 or more for an overnight stay - bed and breakfast at the Hilton hotel in an executive room. (RRP: £150.00)

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Lee Westwood - 2 shirts & glove signed

Pledge £100 ore more for 2 signed shirts and a signed glove by Lee Westwood -winner on 5 continents and Ryder Cup Icon.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2 Tickets for Newcastle Match

Pledge £100 and receive 2 tickets for the Newcastle match in the platinum lounge for either Newcastle vs Norwich or Newcastle vs Burnley.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Close House - Round of golf for 4

Pledge £150 or more for a round of golf at close house for 4 persons. (RRP: £200+)

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Le Petit Chateau - Overnight stay inc dinner & bre

Pledge £200 or more to receive an overnight stay for 2 at the le petit Chateau including dinner and breakfast. (Valid until 7/1/2022) (RRP: £260.00)

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