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Community Gym & Bike Workshop

Funded on Spacehive 2 April 2019

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Community Gym & Bike Workshop

Community Gym & Bike Workshop

Charter for Northern Ireland By Charter for Northern Ireland

This project proposes to buy land for the development of a small scale community gym and bike repair workshop on a currently unkempt brownfield site in Lord Street, East Belfast.

Belfast Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Apr 2019!

This project proposes to buy land in the first phase of our overall project. In the second phase we will develop a small scale community gym and bike repair workshop on a currently unkempt brownfield site in Lord Street. We have successfully gained funding from the Urban Village fund for this. The land purchase was not included in this overall funding and the local group would like the community to help support this purchase. As little as £2 could go a long way in securing this land for the project. Thank you! This project will provide a shared space and help to develop community facilities that can be used to bring a diverse range of community organisations and individuals together through an innovative health & wellbeing and personal skills development programme of activities.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase the land
  • Facilitate the construction of an overall £206,000 community gym and bike workshop building.
  • Run a series of activities of this newly constructed community gym and bike repair workshop

Why it's a great idea:

The purpose of this project is to purchase land for the development of a community gym & bike repair workshop. The proposed location is in inner east Belfast and the Diamond project managed by CharterNI has an already established cross-community network with other community organisations from across the East Belfast area. The project is located in an area characterised with some of the highest levels of multiple deprivation and in particular the Health/Disability deprivation measure in the Mount 1 SOAs is 51% The main focus of the overall project will be the delivery of activities that will primarily improve the health and wellbeing of participating groups and organisations, through an ongoing programme of activity. This space will be for wider community use, ranging from children to elderly residents to those with diverse ethnic backgrounds. The project will lead to an improved sense of community, by tackling isolation and intergenerational disconnection.

Steps to get it done:

  • The building of the Community gym and Bike workshops once the land has been purchased.
  • Manage a programme of activity

The Urban Village fund has committed to support the 2nd phase of the project. This will involve the building of a community gym and bike workshop. The funding for the gym and workshop is in excess of £200,000 this will be a massive project for this local community and will really lift the area.


Location Belfast

About the space

Brown Field site in Kingswood street / Lord street


Belfast City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,245

Land Purchase - £3,750 (71%)
Support Costs for the land - £1,250 (24%)
Other - £245 (5%)

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.

Land Purchase
Support Costs for the land
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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:

  • 1) Buy extra Gym equipment
  • 2) Buy bike maintenance equipment

Total £5,245

Our Volunteer List

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