Keep Exist Skatepark Open

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Keep Exist Skatepark Open

Total raised £6,572

Gift Aid
+ est. £372.50
£75,000 target 30 days left
8% 58 supporters

We need to raise 75K to keep Wales' longest running indoor skatepark open for the next 10 years.

Who are we?

We are Exist Skatepark.

Founded by Kate Leonard and Ric Cartwright in 2011, we are an indoor sports facility offering sessions to wheeled sports including skateboards, scooters, quads, inline skates and BMX. The skatepark has been operating as a Not for Profit since 2013 under CUSP Swansea.

We are a fully inclusive and diverse environment. We offer open sessions to all wheeled sports, coached beginner and intermediate sessions for skateboarding, girl only sessions, sessions for local community groups and hold funded free sessions as often as we can.

We are great at what we do and we want to keep doing it!

Why are we crowdfunding?

We need to raise £75k to secure the future of Exist Skatepark!

With the support of Swansea City Council through their Transforming Towns initiative, we have an opportunity to secure our lease paid for at a fixed rate for the next 10 years (worth 180 thousand pounds) but to access this funding we need to raise £75k to renovate the building. 

Without this funding we cannot guarantee the skatepark will be here beyond 2027. We turn 13 this year and the skatepark is in desperate need of renovation.

How we’ll spend the money raised

Exist Skatepark has devised a plan for refurbishing and developing the building and facilities. This has been split into three phases and the £75k will allow us to complete phase 1 of the renovations.

Phase 1 consists of a new, glass fronted entrance, additional windows and a new layout to our skatepark to accommodate this.

The focus of the development is to create a welcoming space for visitors and allow for our services to grow and welcome more people.

Community impact

  • Offer a safe and inclusive space for children and adults to learn how to skateboard and practice wheeled sports  

  • Provide high quality facilities that allow participants to feel challenged whilst improving their confidence

  • Provide a welcoming space for both participants and spectators

  • Increase skateboarding opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged or minority groups

  • Be the go to hub for resources, information and guidance for the skateboarding community in Swansea

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!

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

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Bronze sponsorship £500+ Your business name/logo will be added to our skatepark wall and you will receive a 1 year membership.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Silver sponsorship £1,000+ Dedicated social media posts, your business name/logo will be added to our skatepark wall and you will receive a 1 year membership.

£5,000 or more

£5,000+ Reward

Gold sponsorship £5,000+ Information about your organisation/brand and logo will be included in all campaign press and marketing material, as well as dedicated social media posts, your business name/logo will be added to our skatepark wall and you will receive a 1 year membership.

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