The Winchester Pavilion Project

by CrowdedChris in Winchester


raised in 975 days



Following the success of our community pavilion crowdfunder, we are now accepting ongoing donations of support.

by CrowdedChris in Winchester

During our original crowdfunding campaign, we successfully raised £5,540 thanks to 102 wonderful supporters. We are now continuing to accept donations to enable us to improve many more lives through our beautiful pavilion project. Find out more about our original plans below.

We are working in partnership with Winchester City Council, which owns North Walls Recreation Ground, Winchester, and the old cricket pavilion which serves - or used to serve - the Ground's two public cricket pitches. The old pavilion does not meet modern standards and is no longer fit for purpose.

(As seen in the images below)

So a group of local residents from all sectors of the community came together to work with the Council to replace the old pavilion and two nearby scoring huts with a single well-designed building that would not only serve as a cricket pavilion but also benefit another sporting, educational and social purposes, too.  In short, we want to build something that benefits all of us; something that could be used by anyone in our fabulously diverse community. Thus, the seeds were sewn and, in order to serve you better, a charity has been created; The Winchester Pavilion Project (charity #: 1174942).

We're almost there but need an extra boost to get us closer to our goals - hence our reaching out to you here and asking for your help. We can all add tremendous value to the project by directly funding The Pavilion.
Let's face it, the existing units are in a pretty awful state; they have served their purpose well, but it's time for us to start afresh and start a new, inclusive, chapter at North Walls Recreation Ground.  It's time for us to get facilities that benefit us all with a more modern unit that looks great and saves resources.

AR Design Studio, an award-winning architectural practice based here in Winchester, has produced a fantastic design; see the CGI picture and floor-plan which has really helped visualise the project.  And to see just how fab the new pavilion will take a peek at the YouTube Flythrough!

Winchester City Council has also welcomed this initiative and have promised £300,000 towards the estimated total cost of constructing and equipping the new pavilion (total cost is £600,000). We want this to happen as much as you do, hence this appeal. If we, together, meet our targets, construction will commence this year.

Formal planning permission has been received, now all we need is your permission to make this a reality. Please help us; if you cannot fund the pavilion, then help by spreading the love. Tell people about the project and ask them to tell others, retweet, like or whatever they can do.

This is our one chance to do this for all of us, young, old, present and future - even the visiting folk less blessed, the ones that don't live here!

Highlights from some of the rewards available

Pavilion design T-shirt by Lucy McLoughlin

Watch the wonderful Lucy McLoughlin, Live Event Artist, explaining the story behind why she has created these limited edition T-Shirts in support of our campaign and why she is backing the project.  

These limited edition T-shirts (designed and printed by Lucy McLoughlin) come in children's sizes in Blue, Pink and Grey. They also come in Small, Medium and Large adult sizes in Blue, Pink and Grey. Please make it clear when you sign-up for this reward which size and colour you'd prefer. Be quick to grab one of these limited edition T-shirts because once they go, they are gone. 

Limited edition T-shirts by Lucy McLoughlin (available in kids and adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large)

Here is a photo of the T-Shirts with the artist, Lucy McLoughlin (far right).

Please show your support and buy a limited edition T-shirt today.

Kids T-shirt: £15 each
Adult T-shirt: £20 each

To find out more about Lucy's live event artwork, please visit her website here:

Limited edition pavilion print by Josephine Chisholm

Watch the superb Josephine Chisholm, Winchester Artist, explaining the story behind the limited edition print you can buy in support of our campaign and why she is backing the project.  

The Recreation Ground, Winchester by Josephine Chisholm

This is the limited edition print of the new pavilion and the North Walls Recreational Ground (50 prints in total) you can purchase for £50 in support of our crowdfunding campaign.

It depicts the new pavilion, alongside the various activities (such as running, cricket, rugby, football, bowls, kite flying, skateboarding and people strolling in the park) that takes place throughout the year.

You will receive it mounted in a plastic sleeve and it will be signed and numbered by the artist. You need to be quick though as these superb prints will sell fast.

To find out  more about Josephine Chisholm's unique work visit her website here: or visit her Facebook page:

Roll-call of honour

On top of this, every individual who contributes to making The Pavilion Project happen will receive a shout-out in the form of an online "roll-call", unless they prefer to remain anonymous.

To see who has contributed so far please visit:

Related links

The Pavilion Project website:

Let's make 'The Winchester Pavilion Project' happen

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