Gurnell Grove Park transformation

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Gurnell Grove Park transformation

Gurnell Grove Park transformation

The Grove Community By The Grove Community

To transform the run down and disused Gurnell Grove park into a multi functional site which the very diverse community can come together to use and play with.

Ealing Idea stage

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We aim to transform the Gurnell Grove park into a multi functional site so that people of all ages can make the most of their local green space. The park sits next to Gurnell Grove Estate and at the moment has an old, broken and disused playground in a large field mainly used as a dog toilet. The park has lots off potential to help bring people together and provide a variety of opportunities to make that happen. We carried out a survey with the help of other people living on the estate to find out what they would like to see in this space, many of our neighbours would like to enjoy nature, exercise, have fun, meet new people, volunteer and enjoy living in one of Londons greenest boroughs. This project will provideIt will also provide an opportunity for people of all ages to enageg in activities in a safe and fun environment, by encouragin people to take part in play, sport and gardening.

What we'll deliver:

  • Play item (for older kids) - Hexagonal seat swing
  • path
  • 3 seats, 3 bins and 2 picnicn tables
  • logs and boulders for informal seating and play
  • bulbs & meadow wildfower seeding
  • Gardener support / workshops
  • Tools and equipment for gardening
  • Community Garden / Pilot raised beds
  • Nutritional cooking workshops

Why it's a great idea:

This project has the potential to not only transform a neglected green park in desperate need of renewal and use but also play its part in transforming the local community in which it lies in - offering a place for local residents to exercise, meet new people , have fun, volunteer and build a bigger sense of community. It also aims to play its part in tackling some of the issues that young people face in providing a space that appeals to them so that they will want to spend positive time and energy.

Steps to get it done:

  • Benches, picnic tables and bins
  • Playground equipment
  • Wildflower meadow and bulbs
  • Community Garden

Location Ealing

About the space

Gurnell Grove Park


London Borough of Ealing

How will the money be spent?Total £47,733

Hexagonal seat swing - £15,000 (31%)
Outdoor furniture - £7,000 (15%)
Gardener Support, advice and workshops - £6,000 (13%)
Path works - £4,500 (9%)
Mobile kitchen for nutritional workshops - £4,000 (8%)
Logs and boulders for informal seating and play - £2,000 (4%)
Tools and equipment for Gardening - £2,000 (4%)
Community Garden Raised beds - £1,500 (3%)
Plants - bulbs and wildflower meadow - £1,300 (3%)
Other - £4,433 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Hexagonal seat swing
Outdoor furniture
Gardener Support, advice and workshops
Path works
Mobile kitchen for nutritional workshops
Logs and boulders for informal seating and play
Tools and equipment for Gardening
Community Garden Raised beds
Plants - bulbs and wildflower meadow
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • more play items, more community garden raised beds

Total £47,733

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