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E2 Community Sports Facility - Home Farm

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E2 Community Sports Facility - Home Farm

E2 Community Sports Facility - Home Farm

The Cooke E-Learning Foundation (trading as E2) By The Cooke E-Learning Foundation (trading as E2)

We will turn a piece of derelict land into a vibrant and well-used community sports facility. Working with local groups and universities to raise money to see if the project is viable.

Leicester Delivery stage

pledged of £9,953

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

30% of young people in the Home farm area, Beaumont Leys live in poverty and there is a major problem with a lack of things to do. Football-related projects in Beaumont Leys have in the past reduced reported crime and anti-social behaviour. We will continue this legacy and provide a managed space for local groups, police, universities, and more importantly young people to develop their sports skills and take part in positive activities. We know from the young people we work with and talk to that they have nowhere suitable that they can access for free to play football or various sports in Beaumont Leys. We will ensure that local young people from Beaumont Leys can use the new sports facility and are encouraged to create teams that can compete against other teams with support from De Montfort University's Coaches. The new sports facility will offer young people free time to come and use the facility as well as a range of coaching sessions and activities that they can also access.

What we'll deliver:

  • Engage with community consultants to carry out research and write a proposal to access additional funding
  • Work with design specialists to draw up plans and designs for the new facility
  • Obtain planning permissions and an agreement about the length of lease or asset transfer of the land with LCC
  • Ensure local young people are involved in the design, procurement and creation of the new facility
  • Create a memorandum of understanding with the project partners

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great idea for the Home farm area as there are no other facilities like this that can get young people off the street and away from crime in the area. We intend to ensure that adults can utilise the new facilities, however, we will prioritise young people. E2 will manage the process in regards to creating a new sports facility and ensuring that it is solely used for the benefit of Home farm and the wider Beaumont Leys community. This project enables us to take the necessary steps in achieving our aims of creating a new facility. We will commission organisations with the right experience to helps us move forward with this exciting project.

Steps to get it done:

  • Commission surveyor to look at the suitability of the land
  • Apply for planning permission - change of use
  • Commission bid writers and begin detailed proposal
  • Carry out a wider public consultation to evidence need
  • Work with LCC in gaining asset transfer or long term lease
  • Submit detailed proposal to funders



Location Leicester

About the space

The Home farm area of Beaumont Leys is a particularly disadvantaged area in a number of ways. E.g. there is very little community capacity in regards to buildings, services, organisations and sports facilities. The area has high unemployment with many families that have never worked. There is a high proportion of children living in poverty.


Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,953

Bid writers and consultants - £3,800 (38%)
The costs of applying for planning permission LCC - £2,695 (27%)
Surveys and site planning - £2,000 (20%)
Project Management - £500 (5%)
Other - £958 (10%)

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.

Bid writers and consultants
The costs of applying for planning permission LCC
Surveys and site planning
Project Management
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £9,953

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