Kings Meadow Community Playground

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Kings Meadow Community Playground

Friends of Kings Meadow By Friends of Kings Meadow

We want to transform a local run-down playground into a vibrant community resource, investing in exciting new play equipment that will allow children of all ages and abilities to play together safely.

Bromley Fundraising stage

57
backers
£1,931
pledged of £5,496
82
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £5,496 by 14 Apr 2019

Kings Meadow in Bromley serves a diverse community of over 15,000 people, but it has almost no facilities - just a small, run-down playground with limited equipment that caters only for very young children. It has little for older children and nothing at all for children with disabilities. Bromley Council maintains the equipment, and provides support to our Friends group while we raise money for much-needed improvements. Playgrounds are an essential part of childhood; they help in the fight against obesity; help to protect children against mental illness and social isolation; and, by providing a focal point for the community, they help to make neighbourhoods safer for everyone. And they're fun! Over the past year, we've worked hard to make small improvements to the park. But to affect real change we need to transform the playground, installing new play equipment that will allow children of all ages and abilities to play safely together.

What we'll deliver:

  • New play equipment for children of all ages, from toddlers to pre-teens
  • New accessible play equipment, so that children with physical disabilities can interact and have fun
  • Well-planned seating, to encourage people of all ages to spend time in the park

Why it's a great idea:

Kings Meadow is a valuable community space, but it's tired and run-down and is far from the vibrant hub we know it could be. The Friends group has made small improvements to the park over the past 12 months, but we can only do so much with hard work alone. Having consulted widely among park users, there's a broad consensus across the community that key to transforming the park is developing the playground. We want to replace the old, limited equipment with exciting new pieces that appeal to children of all ages and abilities, giving them for the first time a safe space in which can play together. And we want to introduce well-planned seating that will encourage people to spend time in the park, getting to know their neighbours. All of this costs money: £70k to be precise. While we hope that most of this will come from grants, before we can even apply for some of these we need ''match funding' - a proportion of the award that we're seeking. That's where you come in...

Steps to get it done:

  • Appoint a playground designer
  • Raise £5k from crowdfunding campaign
  • Raise a total of £70k from fundraising for play equipment and installation
  • Install the new playground

We hope that the majority of the funding that we require to buy and install a new playground will come from national funders to whom we will apply in 2019; if we don't succeed in raising the full amount, all money raised will go towards smaller park improvements and maintenance.

Location Bromley

Bromley has 110 other projects and £1,335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Kings Meadow Park on Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley

Council

London Borough of Bromley

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,496

Match funding - £5,000 (91%)
Other - £496 (9%)

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.

91%
Match funding
£5,000
9%
Other
£496
  • Spacehive fees
    £250
  • Transaction Fees
    £196
  • VAT
    £50

Overfunding

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: All money raised will go towards improvements to Kings Meadow - if we're lucky enough to exceed our fundraising target for the playground, there are lots of other changes we'd love to make, including more seating, a scooter/bike rack, and more raised flowerbeds.

Total £5,496

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