Griffin's bounce back fund

by Griffin Gymnastics and Trampolining Club in Street, England, United Kingdom

£11,801

£12,000 stretch target 2 days left
118% 93 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th August 2021 at 2:42pm

We need your help to ensure the survival of the club and to enable it to thrive and grow in the aftermath of Covid 19

by Griffin Gymnastics and Trampolining Club in Street, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target


All about Griffin.

Sport for all in a rural community.

For the past 40 years Griffin Association has provided many sporting opportunities for the youth of Street, Glastonbury and the surrounding villages. For the past 10 years the association has focused solely on Gymnastics and Trampolining though maintaining its core values to provide opportunities to young people no matter what age, ability, ambitions, experience, or background.

Griffin provides quality, progressive and most importantly fun coaching to all of its members. Providing classes from complete novices to squad groups competing nationally through a structured pathway. 

Griffin works closely with the local community, using Strode College Sports Centre as our base of activities. Being in a rural area the social aspects of the club and opportunities it offers are particularly valuable to our members who, especially through Lockdowns have often become very isolated.

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Effects of Covid 19 on Griffin.

We won't lie, it’s been tough!

As with many organisations the past 18 months has been tough. Griffin has worked tirelessly to keep our members engaged, actively and socially through these trying times. This success has been a sign of the commitment from the committee and coaching team. However, the measures needed to be put in place to ensure Griffin continued has put a strain on the club funds.  To avoid significant increases in class fees, which Griffin fear will isolate many of its members, Griffin has decided to reach out via crowd funding to support its income.


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How are Griffin funds used?

Other than day to day running costs Griffin sees the is importance to invest in the future. This comes in many guises which all need funds for their continuation.

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Supporting our members.   

As a club, and as a registered charity, Griffin have always offered bursaries to any of our members who are finding the costs prohibitive, this facility is available from beginners to squad members. Griffin wants to avoid finances being the limiting factor in any child's participation, progression, and enjoyment of sport.

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Supporting gymnasts to reach their potential.

The squad members are always working hard to reach their potential, this takes time, dedication, hard work and of course finance. Training the hours needed to reach a competitive standard has a cost, Griffin subsidises the cost to our squad members to keep it affordable. Along with providing financial assistance for travelling to and entering national competitions.

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Young coaches training program.

Griffin encourages any of our current or past members who are 14+ to get involved in coaching, this gives young people valuable experience and is important for the long-term survival of the club. Griffin provides mentoring and funding towards the costs of the British Gymnastics coaching awards. This program is currently on hold due to lack of funds available within the club, and with coaching courses are starting to open up online, Griffin want to get these opportunities rolling again.

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Professional development for all our coaches.

As a club Griffin has offered bursaries to our coaches to help with the costs of continuing their professional development. Whether it is increasing their current qualification level, completing add on modules to enable them to coach a wider range of skills, disciplines, or supplementary courses such as first aid, safeguarding and metal health workshops.

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Please support our Crowd funder in any way that you can to help us to continue supporting our members and thrive as we move forwards.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Raffle

Enter our end of term Raffle with tickets costing just £1 each and some fantastic prizes to be won. See our facebook page for the up to date prize list. Tickets will be for sale at all Griffin classes. Due to processing fees we ask that you buy at least 5 tickets if paying through Crowd Funder. Please email [email protected] to confirm how many tickets you have paid for and in what name.

£10 or more

£10 club membership for 2021/22

Your club membership is due in September and will cost £15, pledge now and receive club membership for 2021/22 for just £10

£10 or more

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The Entertainer Toy Shop Gift Card worth £15

Fir just a £10 pledge you can receive a gift card for The Entertainer Toy Shop worth £15

£12 or more

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Box of 12 Custom made cupcakes

For a £12 pledge you will receive a voucher for a box of 12 cupcakes made to your own requirements from Comfort Food Catering in Street, saving you 25% on the regular price. Amy makes delicious and spectacular cakes for special occasions to your taste and dietary needs. This voucher can be redeemed directly with Amy at any time in the next year.

£22 or more

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Custom Birthday Cake from Comfort Food Catering

For a £22 pledge you will receive a voucher for a 2 tier Birthday cake made to your own requirements from Comfort Food Catering in Street, saving you 25% on the regular price. Amy makes delicious and spectacular cakes for special occasions to your taste and dietary needs. This voucher can be redeemed directly with Amy at any time in the next year.

£25 or more

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Facial at Wendy's Hair and Beauty in Wells

A pledge of £25 will secure you a voucher for a facial at Wendy's hair and Beauty in Wells, a saving of £5 on their regular price. Go on spoil yourself!

£30 or more

A set of club kit

Choose one item of Griffin Logoed club kit from each row in your size of choice (1) T-shirt or vest top (2) Track Suit top (£5 additional cost), Hoodie or Zoodie (3) Track Suit trousers or leggings Please email [email protected] to confirm you have pledged and let us know which items/sizes you would like.

£35 or more

Gym Development Squad Holiday training 2021/22

For just £40 all classes over the school holidays from 1st August 2021 to the end of June 2022 will be covered. With over 10 sessions likely to be offered over the year costing £7.50 each even if you miss half of them because you are away this is still a bargain!

£60 or more

Tramp Development Squad Holiday Training 2021/22

For just £60 all classes over the school holidays from 1st August 2021 to the end of June 2022 will be covered. With over 20 sessions likely to be offered over the year costing £10 each even if you miss half of them because you are away this is still a bargain!

£75 or more

Gym Squad Holiday Training for 2021/22

For just £75 all classes over the school holidays from 1st August 2021 to the end of June 2022 will be covered. With over 20 sessions likely to be offered over the year, costing £10 each even if you miss half of them because you are away this is still a bargain!

£95 or more

Tramp Reg/Nat Squad Holiday Training 2021/22

For just £95 all classes over the school holidays from 1st August 2021 to the end of June 2022 will be covered. With over 30 sessions likely to be offered over the year, costing £10 each even if you miss half of them because you are away this is still a bargain!

£160 or more

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Griffin Summer Camp 2021

A week of intensive training for our Trampolinists and Gymnasts. From Monday 26th to Friday 30th July 2021. This is an fantastic opportunity to build and develop your skills in a structured, fun and sociable setting. Open to Griffin members and non members (non-member cost £175). Please email [email protected] to confirm you have a place before paying.

£15 or more

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Afternoon Tea from Comfort Food Catering

For a £15 pledge you will receive a voucher for an amazing afternoon tea, with cakes, sausage rolls, sandwiches, mini quiches, brownies and of course scones and clotted cream this is the ultimate afternoon treat at a saving of 25%. Your voucher can be redeemed directly with Amy for a date of your choice - Please note these teas are not available all the time, only on specific dates, please check with Comfort Food Catering the options.

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