Aston Rowant Cricket Club's New Pavilion

by Thad Cooper in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £10,780

raised so far

+ est. £1875.00 Gift Aid



We are fundraising to build a new pavilion/changing room facility on the second pitch at Aston Rowant Cricket Club.

by Thad Cooper in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th March 2024 we'd raised £10,680 with 42 supporters in 69 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Who are we?

Aston Rowant Cricket club was formed in 1881 and is nearly 150 years old! The club has a rich and proud history and has had plenty to celebrate over the years and is now looking forward to upgrading our facilities over the next few years:

We have:

  • 4 Saturday League team
  • Sunday Social XI team
  • 8 junior teams spread across 5 age groups under 9-19s
  • All Stars Cricket (under 8s)
  • Over 400 members of which >150 junior members
  • Host Oxfordshire Over 50's and Academy teams
  • Launching a women's softball team in 2024


Why are we crowdfunding?

We have had our second pitch for over 12 years and are now looking to build a changing room facility at the pitch which is predominantly used by the club's development teams with an anticipated build start of Spring 2024. The club has a rapidly expanding junior section and we are hoping to launch a women's softball team in 2024. The club's facilities in general are in desperate need of an upgrade and we are ultimately looking to also replace the main pavilion on pitch 1. We have opted for a phased approach to upgrading the facilities overall starting with providing a pavilion on Pitch 2 as this will benefit the club's junior section and development teams most. 


How we’ll spend the money raised

The funds raised here will go towards paying for the pavilion structure. The building facilities include 4 changing rooms, unisex showers and toilets plus an accessible toilet and ramp for disabled users. 


We have a target of £25,000 for this part of our fundraising project.

We anticipate the total cost to get this building up and watertight to be in the region of £58,000 and then there will be the additional cost of the facilities on top which equate to approximately £15-30,000 depending on what specifications we decide to go for which of course depends on funding! The club has savings which it will pledge towards the project and has applied for several grants from National Lottery, the ECB and SODC however we will not know the outcome of these applications until March 2024...hence we need your help!


Community impact

A key outcome of this project is to further increase engagement with the community and encourage more social cohesion. Several pubs have closed in the area over the past decade resulting in no pubs or restaurants within walking distance of Kingston Blount. We would like to continue to develop our relationship with the community and remain a hub for residents to come and socialise and also encourage young families in the area to keep active and play sport.


Why is sport so important

According to the NHS, rates of probable mental health disorders have increased since 2017; in 6 to 16 year olds from one in nine (11.6%) to one in six (17.4%).

As quoted by Sport England, being physically active can improve mood, decrease the chance of depression and anxiety and lead to a better and more balanced lifestyle.

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

We would be so grateful for any donations you are able to make.  Thank you for your support.


This project offered rewards

£500 or more

1881 Founder Membership

1881 Founder Membership entitles you to an 1881 card for life and your name will be engraved onto the founders board in the main pavilion

£10 or more

ARCC Darts Night - Player Entry Ticket

Buy a ticket for our Darts Night fundraising event on Saturday 6th April. This ticket is your entry to play in the prestigious ARCC Darts Open Championship held at Butts Way! 1st prize is a £100 bar tab with a £50 tab to the runner up. Loud flowery shirts are obligatory!

£20 or more

Charlie's Butchers Meat Hamper

Get a meat hamper usually worth £30 from club sponsor Charlie's Butchers of Chinnor

£25 or more

£50 bar tab at Rowachella 2024

Aston Rowant's 1-night beer festival is back for 2024 and this reward will get you £50 worth of drinks tokens on the night!

£30 or more

Aston Rowant CC match ball sponsor for one game

Sponsor the match ball in one of our Saturday league games in the 2024 season. You will receive promotion on all social media on match day & a photo with the team

£50 or more

ARCC Player Sponsorship

Sponsor a player from any of our Saturday adult league games and if that player is 'player of the match' on a given weekend then you will win a bottle of wine behind our bar. Once you have donated please email [email protected] to select your player

£50 or more

£100 bar tab at Rowachella 2024

Aston Rowant's 1-night beer festival is back for 2024 and this reward will get you £100 worth of drinks tokens on the night!

£50 or more

Rowachella 2024 Backstage Passes

Aston Rowant's 1-night beer festival is back for 2024 and this reward will get you a money can't buy ticket...yes ladies and gents, this is your opportunity to come backstage and meet the bands and DJ's!

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