Dunfermline Indoor Skate Park and Youth Work Hub

by heartandsound in Dunfermline

We did it
On 7th March 2016 we successfully raised £1,350 with 35 supporters in 28 days

Let's turn Velocity Nightclub into an indoor Skatepark and Youth Work Hub in Dunfermline for young people in Fife.

by heartandsound in Dunfermline


Heart and Sound is youth work, sports and media charity based in Dunfermline, fife,Scotland. SCO45572

Every week our youth workers hear parents and teachers telling kids not to drink, do drugs, sleep around, hang out on street corners, go wild etc....and they all respond with the same thing...


Young People in Dunfermline are bored and lack affordable facilities...and we dont mean out door skate parks where it rains for most of the year. Dunfermline needs a 21st century youth work hub and indoor Skate park!

We want to offer them an 'ALTERNATIVE HIGH' that will create volunteering opportunities through marshalling the skate park, running the cafes, free recording studios, media suites and runninng massive youth events, creating a leadership culture amongst young people in Fife and also creating a local Indoor Skatepark for skate boarders, bladers and stunt scooters that will attract many young people from Dunfemrline and wider Fife who will no longer have to travel for hours to have fun in a safe evironment. We aim to do this by purchasing VELOCITY Nightclub on 45 Carnegie drive, Dunfemline. 

We have already generated £10,000 which we have used to draw up plans of the building, design a skate park and also to quantity survey and cost up the building of this venture including a training cafe and media suite and recording studio.

We have moved our youth projects into part of the campus known as Sinkies and Jam Jars and we now need another £3000 to finalise the feasibilty study and act as seed towards the purchase of Velocity as a YOUTH WORK HUB and INDOOR SKATE PARK. 

Please watch the video to get more of an idea of what we want to do with Velocity nightclub.

Any funds raised over the £3000 will go towards a match fund for purchasing the premises through a larger community grant scheme. 

The story so far...

In May 2015 we shared our vision video for Buying the night club while carrying out the first stages of our feasibility study. Amazingly with no paid advertising 1000 people signed ouR petition within 7 days and over 50,000 people watched our facebook video on over 100,000 facebook walls within 7 days showing the massive interest. We have now funded the youth work and music elements, and carried out a large scale consultation including over 250 skaters at 10 local skate parks. We now just need to get planning permission, buy the building and get the designs off to major grant providers.

find out more at www.heartandsound.co.uk

Youth Work Hub

The front offices of Velocity will be perfect for partner charities to come in and use as part of the youth work hub,if you work for a youth work chairty and would like to be part of the youth work HUB particularly weekend multi agency events and drop ins then please contact Steve Chalmers at info@heartandsound.co.uk to discuss this in more detail.

 (Below is a preliminary sketch based on the results of the focus group with local skaters and is open to changes)


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

You will be invited to pre opening launch night.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A free Heart and Sound Limited edition T-shirt 'The Heart and Sound of a Generation' available in varying sizes.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Donations of £100 will receive a full days free recording in the heart and sound recording studios based in 19 Pilmuir street, Dunfermline (right next to velocity). You will also receive a free Heart and Sound long sleeve T-shirt.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Donations of £200 will receive a 1 YEAR WEEKEND SKATE PASS to the skate park when it opens valid for 12 months including free weekend access and entry to compete at all skate competitions from 12 months of opening. You will also receive a heart and sound long sleeve T shirt.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Invitation to the pre launch party. A free heart and Sound Hooded Sweater. Family free weekend skate pass valid for 12 months upon opening for 2 adults and 4 children.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Unlimited access for 6 people to skate including skate hire, board hire and helmet hire for 2 years Free Hot drinks upon every visit. Limited edition Hooded Jumper Invitation to pre launch party and updates on funding and progress before everyone else gets it.

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