Like what we have done so far? Help us do more!

by Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Like what we have done so far? Help us do more!
We did it
On 1st May 2021 we successfully raised £1,975 ( + est. £150.00 Gift Aid ) with 102 supporters in 28 days

We have big plans for your little playground and the improvements we have made since 2017 are only the start!

by Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Our plan is to make the playground brilliant for all ages and abilities.

We want to provide:

  • resurfacing the tarmac
  • better football pitch
  • new picnic area
  • more equipment
  • new landscaping 

This will require a significant amount of money, but with your help we are up for the challenge!

A Little can get us a Lot ... a Lot can get us More

We are looking to raise money to use as a pot to help us apply for and help us secure larger grants (match funding). In order to secure funding groups typically need to provide 10-20% of the costs. For example, if the new equipment costs £150,000 we will require a pot of £15,000-30,000. The more we can raise the bigger the funding pots we can apply for.

We Are Making Your Community Playground Better

Since 2017 we have been improving the playground with the help of our community and Sheffield City Council. 

The changes we have made so far have come from raising money from within our community and using this money as match funding towards grants. This has allowed us to spend over £60,000 on new equipment and landscaping. We have received funding from the Ward Pot, Sheffield Town Trust, JG Graves Charitable Trust, Co-op Local Community Fund, South Yorkshire Community Foundation and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Money from the community and these grants have helped us deliver:

  • new climbing frame
  • spinning dish
  • balance board
  • spinning climber
  • planting areas
  • benches
  • basket swing
  • replacement swings
  • willow tunnel
  • removing of unnecessary fencing
  • new gate
  • signage
  • new climbing frame for older children (on it's way!)

We hope that you like the changes that have been made so far. Please give what you can to keep making the playground better.

Got an idea like this?

Over £200 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.