Elisha House Community Activity Hub

by Elisha House in Colne, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Total raised £4,670

Gift Aid
+ est. £165.00
£20,000 target 27 days left
23% 50 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th July 2024 at 3:02pm

Elisha House aims to create a new gym facility that will benefit not only our residents but the wider community.

by Elisha House in Colne, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Elisha House Recovery Community is small charity based in Colne, East Lancashire. We support 31 residents at any one time whom have a history of substance misuse as well as run a community café and gardening project. 

Our overarching ethos is The Five Ways to Wellbeing and as such we have daily physical activities that include group workouts, bike riding, hiking, mindfulness, crown green bowling plus many more.


Why are we crowdfunding?

Elisha House aims to create a new gym facility that will not only benefit our residents but their families and friends as well as the wider community. With this project, we aim to provide a space where individuals can engage in physical activity, promote health and wellness, and foster a sense of community. The new gym facility will be fully equipped, offering a wide range of fitness options for people of all ages and abilities.

Currently we are working out in our back garden (in all weathers!) as the space we have is tiny.


We have witnessed the positive impact exercising daily can have on our residents physical and mental health - some of them would never of had the confidence to walk into a regular gym because of self esteem issues and the stigma around addiction and mental health and as such we are excited to bring this opportunity for our residents and those with similar barriers in the wider community.

How will we spend the money raised

The total project cost is estimated at £343k and so far we have £320k pledged to us via Sport England and the National Lottery. 

We have used some of the money that has already been pledged towards a business plan and also feasibility study and project management costs. Most of the rest of money will be used towards building and refurbishing an old industrial building. The shortfall we are trying to raise in this Crowdfunder will go towards a full fit out of the gym. We are aiming to crowdfund £20,000 of the £23,000 needed as we have managed to secure £3,000 through other fundraising efforts. 


Community Impact

We aim to have a significant impact on the local community. By providing a central hub for recovery focused physical activities in East Lancashire, we aim to create a supportive environment for individuals seeking recovery from addiction and poor mental health. The activity hub will offer a variety of programs that will be inclusive for people of all fitness levels. This will not only benefit our residents and people directly involved in recovery but will have a ripple effect on their families, friends and the wider community. We are aiming to provide an activity hub that is affordable and accessible to the local community that will help them to get fit, stay fit and easily access the help that they need. 

By promoting recovery, inclusion and wellbeing, the activity hub will contribute to reducing stigma, improving community cohesion, and fostering a healthier and more inclusive community overall. Together, we can create a positive and lasting impact on the lives of individuals and the community as a whole.


Be Part of something special

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!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£50 or more

0 of 30 claimed

6 month gym membership

6 month membership at Elisha House Community Activity Hub

£15 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Afternoon tea at Elisha Community Cafe

An afternoon tea for two at Elisha Community Café in Colne. https://www.facebook.com/p/Elisha-House-Community-Cafe-100090920550177/

£20 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£20 Aesthetics voucher

Aesthetics by Samantha Jane https://www.instagram.com/aestheticsbysamanthajane/

£20 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Half Price MOT

Colne MOT Centre - Half Price MOT worth £27.42

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

12 Personalised Cupcakes

12 personalised cupcakes courtesy of Mabel and Me https://www.instagram.com/mabelandmecakes/

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Facial and scalp massage for Females worth £50

Facial and scalp massage from https://www.instagram.com/beautywithfarah_burnley_pendle

£35 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Car Remap

£50 voucher towards a Car Remap courtesy of DashTech https://www.facebook.com/DashtecServicesElectrician/?locale=en_GB

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Blood Sweat and Tattoos

£70 towards a Tattoo at Blood Sweat and Tattoos https://www.bloodsweatandtattoos.co.uk/

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bowen Treatment Plan

3 x session treatment plan provided by Blackburn Bowen Therapy (worth £120) https://www.blackburnbowentherapy.com/

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Full house carpet clean worth £300


£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Bottle of Sea Moss

Sea Moss by Pots and Shots (worth £20)

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Chippy Meal for 2

Meal for 2 up to £20 at Hall street Chippy Colne https://www.facebook.com/p/Hall-street-

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Afternoon tea for 2 at The Kindness Cafe

Afternoon tea for 2 at the Kindness Café in Todmorden

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