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Centre improvements at Spectrum Arts

Funded on Spacehive 21 April 2022 Delivered 30 September 2022

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Centre improvements at Spectrum Arts

Shepway Spectrum Arts By Shepway Spectrum Arts

We'd like to make disability and safety adaptions at our centre including an accessible toilet, stair lift, ramp access for wheelchair users, new secure fence, gates and path for access to our garden.

Park Farm Industrial Estate Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 21 Apr 2022!

We are still awaiting formal confirmation that our project does not require planning permission. This has been confirmed to us verbally, but in the unlikely event that planning permission is required, this campaign will be stopped and all pledges will be refunded. Shepway Spectrum Arts brings together the profoundly disabled alongside able and gifted individuals providing specialised therapeutic music, movement and art sessions in a safe and inspiring environment where social or intensive interaction can take place. We moved into our new home on 01/10/2020 and adapted the space to continue with our arts and music therapy, advocacy and support but we need to make some necessary adaptions to ensure we are accessible to all. This means carrying out a ground floor toilet conversion, installing a chair lift, ramps for wheelchair access, installing fences and gates and widen the path for ease of access to our garden.

What we'll deliver:

  • A fully accessible centre for all our service users
  • Install a stair lift
  • Toilet conversion
  • Install new gates and doorways for easier access
  • Install ramps

Why it's a great idea:

Shepway Spectrum Arts is an ambitious organisation, run by volunteers, dedicated to supporting the profoundly disabled. Our project will increase the number of adults we are able to support in a safe and secure place to gain life skills, improve communication, build confidence and self esteem and bring a sense of emotional well-being. Alongside an increase in numbers, we will also increase the types of services and reduce our reliance on grant funding. The project will open up the first floor of the building where we can offer social events, IT training for work and living skills, appointments for advocacy and support and a conference space for our sector. Ramps and a stair lift will enable wheelchair users and those with other mobility issues full access to all our services including a new disability bathroom with back sink and chair, shower and toilet.

Steps to get it done:

  • Toilet conversion complete
  • Stair lift installed
  • Door widened
  • Ramps installed
  • Rear door replaced
  • Outdoor gates and fence installed
  • Swing and A frame installed
  • Path widened


Location Park Farm Industrial Estate

About the space

Custom Location


Kent County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £36,342

Toilet conversion - £16,200 (45%)
Supply and install stair lift - £5,868 (16%)
Supply and fit gates - £3,087 (8%)
Supply and fit fence panels - £2,925 (8%)
Install disabled gate and pathway - £2,525 (7%)
Install double rear fire door - £2,100 (6%)
Supply and install access ramps - £1,200 (3%)
Supply and install swing - £300 (1%)
Other - £2,137 (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.

Toilet conversion
Supply and install stair lift
Supply and fit gates
Supply and fit fence panels
Install disabled gate and pathway
Install double rear fire door
Supply and install access ramps
Supply and install swing
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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:

  • Towards a mini bus for students without access

Total £36,342

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