Arundel Lido Change for the Community!

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Arundel Lido Change for the Community!

Arundel Lido (Arundel and Downland Community Leisure Trust) By Arundel Lido (Arundel and Downland Community Leisure Trust)

We urgently need to provide safe, secure and accessible changing rooms to ensure the future of Arundel Lido. Our old changing huts are no longer fit for use, some have had to be dismantled as unsafe.

Arundel Fundraising stage

pledged of £33,511
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £33,511 by 03 Jan 2020

During the 2018 season, over 38,000 swimmers visited Arundel Lido. A whopping average of 300 visitors each day! Yet currently we only have 1 family changing room and 6 small wooden sheds which have been in place over 10 years. We work with several local schools, Adult day services, Special Education Schools, Parent & Toddler groups, Home Educated Children and Retired Adults who attend specific sessions out of public opening hours. They all attend the Lido not only for the pools but knowing that the site is safe and secure. With the excitement of Project LEAP looming (our new all-year-round facility including a Gym, Community Hall, Café, Internal Changing Facilities and Extended Swim Season) and changing hut planning permission approved, the specifically designed changing and storage huts will enhance the design of the new building, retain the views and provide, most importantly, accessible external changing facilities for the community.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide New Accessible And Improved Changing Facilities (planning permission received)
  • Provide Storage For Pool Equipment (planning permission received)

Why it's a great idea:

It is due to the amazing efforts of our community that Arundel Lido is still going. The site was saved by a group of locals in 2002. ‘Arundel and Downland Community Leisure Trust’ was registered as a charity and successfully run the Lido ever since. We now need more help from our community to secure the future of our site. After many repairs, the existing changing huts are now in urgent need of replacement! Some huts have already been dismantled to ensure the safety of the site and we urgently need our community to pull together to get the first stage of our renovations ready for the 2020 Summer Season. All planned site improvements will provide essential accessible facilities, especially for families and young people with additional needs, allowing the Trust to continue to provide a high-quality service to accommodate all our customers’ requirements. We want to retain the traditional feel of the Lido in the future, the huts will remain as permanent structure after Project LEAP.

Steps to get it done:

  • Appoint contractor(s)
  • Lay concrete base
  • Build Changing Huts
  • Install toddler play equipment
  • Purchase new Picnic Benches

Location Arundel

About the space

Arundel Lido is set in the historical picturesque Town of Arundel with views of the Castle. Set within the South Down National Park Adjacent to the River Arun


Arun District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £33,511

Changing Huts & Storeage - Roundstone Bespoke - £32,200 (96%)
Other - £1,311 (4%)

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.

Changing Huts & Storeage - Roundstone Bespoke
  • Spacehive fees
  • 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: Any extra funds raised will be used to purchase picnic benches & adapted benches, along with equipment for the children's play area.

Total £33,511

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