As a crown green bowls club, we have spent the last 3+ years working very hard to get the bowling greens back to an exceptional standard, and the two greens we have, are now once again regarded as the best in Doncaster, if not the county. Unfortunately, the club house and surrounds are desperately needing a huge update and modernizing to compliment the fantastic greens we have. The club house and surrounds haven't been touch for several years in terms of cosmetic work, and with some TLC could make an huge difference to the whole look of the bowling club. Within the clubhouse, we have a small communal area, with a few tables and chairs, club photos from the last 50+ years, trophies, a small kitchen, toilet facilities and a small storage area. The surrounds of the greens are fairly large and could be used to it's full potential if it was all leveled out, re turfed, wooden stands built and some picnic tables around each green, as well as tarmacking the driveway in front of the clubhouse.
<b>We are crowdfunding for the first stage of the project - IT equipment and community engagement workshops. We want all users of the workspace to have a say in the future development.
Once funds have been secured for this first stage, we will submit an application for planning permission.</b>
The transformed building will enable better hosting of projects, showcasing of creative handmade skills and provide an area for health and wellbeing activities. It will create an effective environment for better networking, training and up-skilling.
The 3 key areas for development are:
1. A shop front and online shop
2. Training and food demonstration café
3. Creative unit for handmade activities
The following are examples of the types of activities for the new workspace:
• Hosting projects
• Back office support for members
• Meeting clients
• Food demonstrations
This inter-generational project is designed to share the story of a unique feature of Doncaster's heritage in new, exciting and engaging ways. We are using the arts to bring the Sand House to life. At the core is a brand new play by award-winning writer, Peter Spafford, to be performed at Cast in Doncaster in June 2018.
Both Peter and Director Olwen May will provide outreach workshops to local schools, elderly and amdram groups. This will draw the community in and provide content for an exhibition. Sand art workshops will engage the young. Illustrated talks and walks will offer diverse opportunities for people to learn about the subject. A documentary film will provide a lasting legacy. Our community will reconnect with our town’s rich history.
Funding has been obtained from a wide range of sources already. It includes public funding by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund. This crowdfunding campaign is to permit the final elements of the overall project to be completed.
We are a training and education centre in the heart of Doncaster, now looking to finalise the set up to help women to gain crucial skills to become independent.
We work with most disadvantaged groups to include women out of care, probation, asylum seekers or simply those women looking for flexible working options out of the school system.
Individuals from the care tend to have a higher risk of homelessness, poverty, teenage pregnancy and unemployment - Education needs to be at the heart of the solution.
We are looking to the folk of Doncaster to support us providing education, counseling and qualification to 20 young women who haven't had the best start in life but looking for an opportunity to become self employed within Nails or Beauty.
Our courses provide an accredited qualification in either Nails or Beauty, along with support in setting up a business and experience in our salon.
We need to support them with a starter kit, accreditation costs and tutoring