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Bawtry - Flushed with Success!

Funded on Spacehive 18 November 2021

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Bawtry - Flushed with Success!

Bawtry Heritage Group By Bawtry Heritage Group

Help us raise funds for our exciting project to repurpose the disused toilet block in Bawtry providing accessible facilities for our community!

Bawtry Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 18 Nov 2021!

This somewhat unconventional project aims to repurpose the ugly disused toilet blocks in the town to provide a Heritage Visitor Centre incorporating a community hub and a Changing Place facility. To get started we first need to raise funds to cover the internal building works. The project is exciting and challenging & with the help and support of the local community will provide an excellent asset for the town. The buildings are one of the first sites seen when entering Bawtry, and indeed South Yorkshire, from the south and east so the renovation works will help to improve the image of both the town & Yorkshire. Changing Places serve the needs of people with profound disabilities, for whom "ordinary" disabled toilets are inadequate. The aim is to have the facilities open by late 2022.

What we'll deliver:

  • Internal refurbishment of the disused toilet block
  • The provision of voluntary work opportunities

Why it's a great idea:

As one of only a few such facilities in the area, the Changing Place will be particularly beneficial for people with profound disabilities & their carers to give them a new-found freedom to be able to visit the town safely, as well as for parents with young children. It will also provide some quality toilet facilities for everyone to use. The Centre itself will act as a 'hub' and provide information, education and learning to all age groups, which will also help with 'generation gap' aspects within the community through targeted meetings and talks. Everyone will benefit from the dissemination of information on the rich, largely unknown history & heritage of the town. The social use, and voluntary work opportunities provided by the facility will help with community 'health & wellbeing' aspects, particularly for the elderly. It is hoped that the Centre and its facilities will attract more visitors to the town and also allow local arts & crafts to be displayed.

Steps to get it done:

  • To achieve the crowdfunding target to enable a grant application to be made
  • To secure a level of voluntary labour & material support for the project
  • To obtain a sufficient grant
  • To identify suitable contractors
  • To complete the project on budget
  • To commission the facilities and arrange for their ongoing management and maintenance

This idea was conceived when Doncaster Council invited tenders for the lease of the disused toilet blocks on Gainsborough Road. A joint venture between the local Heritage Group and Bawtry Retail Association was successful in their 'community-led' bid - and so the journey began! We want to say a big thank you for the 'in kind’ works already promised and offers of material for the project - it makes a real difference! - Free legal & architectural services - A reduced topographical survey - UPVC windows

Location Bawtry

About the space

On Gainsborough Road, near to the High Street junction


Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,826

Internal structural & building works on toilet block incl. damp proofing/insulation - £10,180 (94%)
Other - £646 (6%)

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.

Internal structural & building works on toilet block incl. damp proofing/insulation
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


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:

  • Improve internal fittings, equipment and furniture
  • Provide improved technology
  • Contribute towards the ongoing running costs

Total £10,826

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Volunteers to help clear the buildings
  • Skips
  • Electricians, Plumbers and Plasterers
  • Electrical and plumbing materials
  • Kitchen wall and base units (incl. sink) - approx. 2.5m length
  • Furniture for the new Heritage Visitor Centre

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