About Our Vale

About Our Vale

Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to turn unique project ideas into reality and we want your help to transform shared spaces, inspire visitors and enhance Aylesbury Vale. We know many people have fantastic ideas to improve spaces and places around the Vale but they don’t always know where to turn to change their idea into reality. By partnering with Spacehive, AVDC are coordinating support from the crowd to connect and empower local communities and help you shape the Vale for the better. We have funding based on certain criteria available through the Our Vale fund, but through Our Vale we're also bringing together other funders and supporters who can pledge to your exciting projects as well. So, why not get creative, get innovative and get involved?! If you’ve got an idea or just want to support one then Our Vale could give your project the boost it needs to succeed.

Our Journey

Improving Stewkley Recreation Ground started fundraising!4 days ago
Kitchen for Foodbank and Community Cafe started fundraising!1 week ago
Improving Stewkley Recreation Ground
Improving Stewkley Recreation Ground joined Our Vale2 weeks ago

The children's play area and toilets are being upgraded with money from Aylesbury Vale District Council's New Homes Bonus, Stewkley Recreation Ground Association and Stewkley Parish Council. This crowd funding project will provide a shelter and picnic tables within the play area to put the icing on the cake of this wonderful development. Children, parents and grandparents will enjoy this outdoor space for picnic lunches and social gatherings.

Keep our kids on wheels in Marsh Gibbon!
Keep our kids on wheels in Marsh Gibbon! joined Our Vale2 weeks ago

A temporary skate park has recently been introduced to our village where weekly supervised ramp sessions take place during the summer months in the Village Hall car-park. Currently attending the sessions are local children who bring their own equipment (bikes, scooters, skate boards etc) but also have access to equipment provided free of charge by the skatepark. The skatepark is growing in popularity however use of this temporary facility is very limited to only 2 hours per week and needs to be supervised by a qualified youth worker . Our aim is to ensure the continuation of the ramp sessions by improving the equipment available such as installing extra ramps and purchasing more skateboards/scooters and safety equipment (helmets and pads etc) to accomodate the growing number of children using the facility, also to repair and maintain the equipment that we currently have to ensure its longevity. We would also seek to increase the amount of sessions that we are able to run if possible.

Kitchen for Foodbank and Community Cafe
Kitchen for Foodbank and Community Cafe joined Our Vale2 weeks ago

Quarrendon Community Cafe runs twice weekly from St Peter's Church building on a Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesdays a 'Movers and Shakers' chair based exercise runs alongside cafe, on Thursdays the FoodBank hosts a distribution point. These community groups attract over 50 users into the building each week. Community Cafe uses the church building but is a separate, non faith based project with it's own constitution and accounts. The existing kitchen facilities in the building are old, impractical and difficult to use for the number of visitors accessing the cafe and Foodbank. St Peter's Church is in the initial consultation phase of a potential building project but any such work is not imminent. Therefore, to enable us to keep serving the community meanwhile, we are hoping to find a second-hand or ex-display kitchen to enable us to install cupboards for hygienic storage of food and kitchenware and a larger sink and workspace area to enable efficient washing and food prep.

Puzzle Performance
Puzzle Performance joined Our Vale2 weeks ago

The funds raised through this project will go directly towards supporting the children and families that we work with daily. Puzzle Centre provides specialist education, therapy and support for young children with autism and other communication difficulties. More than 1 in 100 people have autism in the UK and all will have difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication. Puzzle Centre provides a specialist nursery in Middle Claydon with a team of multi-disciplinary staff including specialist teachers, speech and language and occupational therapists, for children aged 2-5 years. Our Autism Early Support service provides home-based or school-based assessment and on-going packages of support for children aged 2-11 years in Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties. Puzzle Centre also provides parents with information, guidance , practical and emotional support to help them understand and meet their child’s needs.

Puzzle Performance started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Emergency Grab-Bags for Vale Seniors started fundraising!1 month ago