Changing lives to better the community

by Anwar khattak in Sparkhill, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £20,536

raised so far

+ est. £1022.75 Gift Aid

106

supporters

Building better futures for the young and old - changing lives through sports participation and bettering facilities on offer for all.

by Anwar khattak in Sparkhill, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 8th September 2023 we'd raised £20,455 with 103 supporters in 63 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We intend to build another playing area for more sports to be played that will entail building a fence and flooring down in order to have a safe area of play. Then we intend to build a indoor sports hall allowing indoor sports and a gym for males and female only separated sessions to be more comfortable in training. A social community room for all to attend and relax, have snacks/drinks, communicate with family and friends and have a safe environment to come take part. 


Who we are?

We're crowdfunding £20,000 to put towards new practice nets (cricket) and football pitches that will hugely improve our community HUB facilities.

After serving the community for 21 years and still going strong in delivering sport sessions, mentoring programmes, tutoring sessions, trips, drop in centre advice and so forth. The organisation has its most challenging task at hand as we have acquired a facility from the Birmingham City Council in order to have a Community HUB to have a base where we can deliver to more people to play more sports like basketball, cricket, tennis, as we have school holiday programmes throughout the year for all to take part, drop in sessions for the elderly, work shops and seminars. 

The development of the site is much needed it has potential to have over 800 plus users on a weekly basis attending the park and benefitting from what’s on offer. Our dedicated team of volunteers have been role models for the last 21 years it has proven that we are making and bettering the lives of the young and old in many ways we wish to have a facility that can be used throughout the year indoor/outdoor facility catered for all sports and weather conditions. We aim to better the facility to have another playing area and develop an outdoor gym and a Astro small pitch. 

We are a Clubmark accredited club and affiliated to the Birmingham County FA. We run a recreational and centre of excellence programme for all to take part in As a club we are active in the community and run family orientated events through the year as well as offering other services to assist everyone.

Please view our website www.bysa.co.uk 

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Why are we crowdfunding?

We are raising money in order to buy new net practice facilities to help deliver our vision of providing excellent cricket facilities which will allow additional playing facility area for that sport and make a small Astro football pitch, this to increase participation in the sport and provide a high quality community asset. Our current facility is not fit for purpose and is significantly impacting our offering and restricting the ability to scale our participation in cricket and football at both junior and senior level.

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Our existing facility is:

The current facility offers a concrete playing area which is used for basketball, cricket, football, tennis. Along with grass pitches which need attention to sports equipment and maintenance of the grass cutting and pitch marking and a hut which has changing rooms, toilets, office, kitchen and storeroom.

The facility we would like to install is another playing area along side the concrete pitch for people to play cricket and tennis on that side and have a Astro turf football pitch at the back of the building for another area to play football which will free up a lot of space and not have one concrete pitch having all sports played from there. This will help to have more attraction and users on site playing sports, 1-2-1 coaching/small group practices, sports played out of season or in slightly inclement weather. We want to better our facilities to deliver more sessions to the community.

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How we will spend the money raised ?

All of the money raised in this crowdfunding will go towards the cost of the new net facility and play areas. We are aiming to raise £20,000 from this crowdfunding as part of a wider fundraising effort to meet the required £30,000 cost of the project. Other money we will be raising from potential grants and fundraising efforts. An example of the new facility can be seen in the video attached.

How our project will be united by Birmingham 2022

As part of our fundraising campaign we are applying for some funding from Sport England's 'Places and Spaces' fund, linked to creating a lasting legacy from Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. Our new initiative will create a new, long lasting facility that will attract new people of all ages and backgrounds to cricket/football - supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as overall community benefits.

Community impact ?

Adding this new facility to our club and improving our overall offering will have direct benefits to the local community by increasing participation in local grass roots sport. As a club we have really raised our profile in the local community over the past 21 years. Here's a few highlights on how we play a role in the community:-

- 100 cricket and social members actively involved in the club - the new nets would directly benefit our current and future junior and senior members and supporters.

- We have around 500 members that play and take part at the site doing multi sport sessions and programmes and to attract more further participation.

- In 2002 we were formed in order to deliver to the youth sports sessions on a weekly basis and still going strong more new faces attended and further progression and credibility of the organisation delivering that professional and enjoyable atmosphere. 

- The Community HUB is now to deliver to more young and old people to take part in all activities on offer and deal with bringing people together, improve health and wellbeing, help the community to grow and succeed, change lives and much more. 

- We run regular events and holiday camps in our parks to be safe and enjoyable for all to use and take part.

- Since 2002 we have worked with thousands of people who come back to volunteer  and bring their kids to the organisation and have changed many lives on and off the field.  

We're passionate about sports and want to creating a high quality facility for the Ackers community. Inspiring potential – Fulfilling dreams.

We like to thank all our supporters and sponsors naming a few The Sign Shop, Good design company, Star City Asian dining, Shake House, Edwin Ladd Photography, Prestige Limos and many more for donating REWARDS.

Some examples of what we are trying to accomplish cricket and football pitches: 

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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. Donate money directly to this page. 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. If you want to run your own fundraiser to support us, 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!

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£20 off The Good Design Company cards/banners etc

The good design company based in Birmingham does business cards, banners, design work, booklets and many other stuff to get your needs address weather its business, social or pleasure they will not be beaten on price and the work is to a high quality. Depending on what you want to order you have £20 off the order - make contact below (@gooddesigncompany) - Instagram Mr Mugal on 07971 444929

£5 or more

£25 off invite only awards event at BYSA

BYSA awards event is a lovely evening seeing the youth boys and girls getting their awards over a competitive playing football season with there parents, and some VIP high profile guests and celebrities in attendance supporting the cause. It is full of networking, socialising, 3 course meal and entertainment. The vent is held on a annual basis at a high profile event so don't miss out. Tickets are normally £50 plus, please view www.bysa.co.uk

£15 or more

£25 customised BYSA PRO football

BYSA football high quality made and last longer than any ball no mater what the surface is, the ball costs £25 plus and we would like people to have a quality ball

£20 or more

£50 off The BYSA Annual Gala Charity Dinner

The biggest black tie event annual gala charity dinner that has over 500 plus guests in attendance and has all businesses, special guests and celebrities in attendance. It is a night to remember of networking and entertainment having a live auction, prizes, awards, 5 course meal, sporting celebrities (after dinner speaker) and live entertainment. This event is a sell out and tickets are normally £100 each for a single.

£20 or more

£50 off a Prestige Car Hire/driven chauffeur

We have a prestige car hire/chauffeur company that has all the cars that you can think of to high rollers or super cars, they have them all and if they don't have it they can source any vehicle you want. The best car they have had is the Bugatti veron that speaks for itself. Prestige Limos - 257 Golden Hillock Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 2PJ. Speak to Shaks on 01217530780 and Quote Mr Khattak BYSA. (www.hummerlimohire.org)

£20 or more

£50 off the Sign Shop (Birmingham Bordesley Green)

If you need a sign made and designed these are the guys to come too they have major contracts and have made MAD signs to satisfy clients needs and designs. They dont mess around when it comes down to making a sign that know one can make or put the time into a job that makes a sign stand out from the rest with different material, letters designs, lighting/colours they have done it all. The-signshop.co.uk Speak to Waqar Qureshi on 07770378877

£20 or more

£50 off a Professional Photographer

We have seen the work of a high flyer who only gets the best memorable shots no matter what the occasion is, he has built a great name within the community and is the best on prices and delivery. He loves what he does and is very busy but wants to help the cause and get out there to do what he does best. Edwin Ladd and quote Anwar Khattak from BYSA 07828475591 Mrladd.co.uk

£10 or more

£20 off a Shake House order (small heath branch)

Shake House (Small Heath branch only) that makes the best desserts hot and cold - the best growing dessert company going international and opening world wide. They have expanded and is only getting bigger. Everyone loves to have a milkshake and dessert so please view small heath shakhouse at 644 coventry road, small heath, B10 0UT. Shakehouse-birmingham.com

£10 or more

£25 off a mini valet for your car

Mini Valet for your car that will make it clean in and out, every car needs a clean and that care to make it look like new again, This involves a vacuum, dash shine, windows, door frames and sills, air freshener and wash. Stockfield Carwash/Tyres LTD - 168 stockfield road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6AU. Speak to Omar Shireen on 07828500707 and quote BYSA.

£20 or more

£50 off a meal for 2 at high restaurant star city

We have a number of contacts at star city Sheer Khans, Oodles Noodles, Dessert place and more. Star City is the best place with cinema, fun fair, things to do bowling and games it is the most family fun place you can think of a meal for to would mean a 3 course meal and a drink for 2 people to enjoy a VIP experience.

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