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ESCC Infrastucture Development Programme

Funded on Spacehive 8 November 2019

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ESCC Infrastucture Development Programme

ESCC Infrastucture Development Programme

Emerald Sports & Social Club By Emerald Sports & Social Club

This Project will deliver much needed Sporting & Social Space improvements to facilities in Southgate Park

Crawley Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 08 Nov 2019!

We desperately need the extension of our floodlights to in order to offer year round training & match facilities, for sports not just limited to Rugby, the current floodlit area only illuminates 1/2 pitch. Expansion will allow us to involve more sports & activities. The total funding required for this Project is £20.5K & is split in 2phases. 1- Civil Preparation for Lighting Columns £8.5K (This involves installation of Concrete Bases & Cabling Works for new columns & removal of existing. 2- Installation of New Lighting Columns £12K To date we have secured funding of £13.5 K, - £8.5k from a local Company to install floodlighting bases & civil preparation works. £5K from St Francis RFC internal fundraising

What we'll deliver:

  • Full Sports Pitch Floodlighting

Why it's a great idea:

The existing floodlighting only serves 1/2 a pitch & is holding back development of our Rugby, Football & GAA Teams. In order to progress we want to be able to offer floodlit fixtures, for our teams & also engage with the local schools & colleges in the area to run special introduction sessions to sport.

Steps to get it done:

  • Commence Civil Inatallation
  • Installation of Floodlighting
  • Official Turn on of Floodlights for S Francis RFC 60th Season

The Emerald Sports & Social Club has been in existence since 1998, St Francis RFC, Stones FC & Crawley Cricket Club have been in existence for over 50 years, Irish Social Clubs have been in existence for many years under different organizational names within the town. The Overall feeling of the membership is that we need to improve the facilities that are currently on offer. The Emerald Club is a very good supporter of good causes & regularly hosts events to support local charities – St Catherine’s Hospice, Young Epilepsy & Guide dogs for the blind, To date The Club has donated over £20K to St Catherine’s Hospice. During 2016 major fund raising events took place to support local Irish Para Olympian Katie George Dunlevy


Location Crawley

About the space

Southgate Park privides a wide range of sporting & recreational activities for all ages, it offers sports pitches for Rugby, Football, GAA & Cricket & also boasts an active social Club


Crawley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £22,213

Installation of Replacement Floodlights - £12,000 (54%)
Removal of Existing Floodlights - £8,500 (38%)
Electrical Works Quote - £1,500 (7%)
Other - £213 (1%)

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.

Installation of Replacement Floodlights
Removal of Existing Floodlights
Electrical Works Quote
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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:

  • We would use extra funds to improve training facility kit

Total £22,213

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