Project 100

by David Bonser in Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Project 100

Total raised £4,560

£20,000 target 12 days left
22% 50 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 10th June 2024 at 11:59pm

5 Years - 4 Major Capital Projects - One Loughborough ready to provide rugby and social opportunities to the community of Charnwood

by David Bonser in Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Founded in 1929 we have been providing rugby playing opportunities to boys, girls and adults in the local area for almost 100 years. With a membership of over 250+ adult players and 350+ Mini and Juniors we are one of the largest clubs in the Charnwood area.

Why are we crowdfunding?

Following feedback from members of the club, facilities where highlighted as an area that requires urgent focus. Whilst our facilities have served the club well over the last 40 years they are now in need of major modernisation and investment to serve the current demands of its members and those of the future.

We aim to deliver the following in the next 5 years in time for our centenary season.

  • Upgraded Floodlights to 100 Lux allowing for both training and evening matches
  • Replace the existing open changing areas with 4 modern self-contained changing rooms and 2 referees changing rooms allowing for multi-gender and multi-age activity to take place at the same time
  • Upgrade male toilets to provide clean, modern and segregated space for use by non-playing members and visiting spectators
  • Upgrade clubhouse social space into a warm, comfortable social space for both children and adults seven days a week

How we’ll spend the money raised

Phase One:

We have secured £50,000.00 already towards the refurbishment of the changing rooms via Rugby World Cup 2025 legacy funding. We anticipate the overall project costs will not exceed £120,000.00.

Due to the criteria of the funding we must complete this work during the 2024 off season. We have identified a number of external partner grants and require financial support from our members to meet the overall costs of this project.

If we are successful in reaching our stretch target this will allow us to deliver the gents toilet refurbishment at the same time.

Existing Changing Room Footprint v New Changing Room Footprint


Community impact

By modernising our changing facilities we will allow multi-gender use of the site 7 days a week, something we are currently unable to provide to the community we serve. We believe the opportunity to play sport should be for all, everyone should have the opportunity to access clean, safe and modern facilities 7 days a week regardless of age or gender.

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! We aim to begin work in May so the clock really is ticking!

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.

£750 or more

0 of 1 claimed

George Martin Match Worn Shirt

A true one of a kind, Match worn shirt gifted by Englands George Martin. Worn against Japan at Rugby World Cup France 2023. The lucky bidder will be able to collect this shirt from the club on June 9th at the juniors presentation day.

£10 or more

1 of 24 claimed

George Martins England Socks!

A mixture of match and training socks are up for grabs!

£50 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Match Worn Scrum Caps

Own a very unique piece of sporting memorabilia, none other than George Martins very own scrum cap. Only two available!

£50 or more

5 of 6 claimed

England Stash Pack!

2 x 2XL Joggers, 2 x 2XL Shorts and 1 x 2XL T-Shirt

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

England Rugby Player/Staff Issued Large Suitcase

This suitcase is a player/staff issued item that was only handed out to members of the England rugby team and used on tours etc! This suitcase belonged to England forward George Martin.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Umbro Stash Pack

1 x Black joggers (XL), 1 x Navy T-Shirt (2XL), 1 x White T-Shirt (2XL), 1 x Black rugby Socks, 1 x white gym socks, 1 x black gym socks.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Training Pack!

Would fit XL but labelled 2XL. 1 x Black and Grey Umbro long sleeved tech t-shirt, 1 x Red Umbro training top and 1 x Black Canterbury training shirt.

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