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A roof over our Chorley Sheds

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A roof over our Chorley Sheds

A roof over our Chorley Sheds

Chorley Sheds Group By Chorley Sheds Group

Chorley Sheds provides woodwork, arts & crafts, gardening and social activities to help reduce effects of loneliness. The flat Main Workshop roof leaks, the idea is to cover this with a sloping roof.

Chorley Fundraising stage

pledged of £4,733
days left

The project is simply to construct a grp sloping roof over the main workshop. This main workshop is the key facility at Chorley Sheds as it is central to the delivery and development of not just woodwork activities but in the maintenance and development of the gardening facilities (poly tunnel, greenhouse, raised beds), Arts & Crafts Shed, Brew Shed and covered area at Chorley Sheds, These are used for delivery of gardening, arts and crafts and social activities. The main workshop was constructed in 2019 by Shed Members and is 2 x 20ft steel storage containers welded together along the length to provide a 20ft x 16ft workshop. This weld has failed and despite numerous attempts at repairs it has not been possible to stop the leaks that are affecting the viability of the workshop. Completing this project (Pentland Shed style) roof to the Main Workshop would provide a long term sustainable solution to this crucial workshop and Chorley Sheds as a community facility.

What we'll deliver:

  • Construction of sloping roof over main workshop

Why it's a great idea:

The benefits of completing this project are all related to the aims of Chorley Sheds in helping to reduce the ill effects of loneliness in individuals and help them become part of or re-join their wider community. The main benefit is in being able to sustain and increase the delivery and development of activities, identified by consultation, from this the "Sheds" to the wider community. Activities focus on both the mental well-being of participants but also build on their knowledge and skills thereby empowering individuals, examples being: Learning too grow in your own garden or containers your own fruit, flowers and vegetable. Trying different arts and crafts techniques examples being decoupage, card making, candle making and sewing machine use for repairs, adjustments and making of clothes. Basic woodworking DIY methods including care and maintenance of tools, providing facilities for undertaking repair of personal items supported by experienced Shed Members and equipment.

Steps to get it done:

  • Arrange start date with roofing contractor
  • Commence start of roofing
  • Complete roofing

Location Chorley

About the space

Chorley sheds are located at Victory Park Stadium, home of Chorley Football Club. Set in the middle of the local community, adjacent to primary school and nursery. Ten minutes walk from centre of Chorley with easy access from around the Borough.


Chorley Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,733

GRP sloping roof over main work, including materials and labourshop - £4,400 (93%)
Other - £333 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

GRP sloping roof over main work, including materials and labourshop
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  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £4,733

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