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Merryhill Scouting DIY SOS

Funded on Spacehive 2 June 2020

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Merryhill Scouting DIY SOS

1st Finchfield Scout Group By 1st Finchfield Scout Group

Our tired, dated 43yr wooden scout hut is unfit for purpose and requires replacement. A deprived area in need of community services for all ages including those with special needs and disabilities.

Merry Hill Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Jun 2020!

Phase 1 complete, Phase 2 here we go!! We need to secure funding in order to allow us to progress our dream of a new SCOUT HUT. Lack of space and increased maintenance costs need to be addressed. We have funded the initial research costs through a project working with students of Wton college, parent volunteer payment through work & now we need to get our project underway with the guidance of our local Architect (ACP Architects, Waterloo Road, WOLVERHAMPTON). The hut will provide a two storey brick built building providing more space, safer/secure facilities, community hub and an eye catching focal point in the local area. As a group we have started the initial work to rebuild our scout hut with Phase 1, £4606.70 being spent on Planning and Architect fees. We have now reached a stage where we need to secure funds to meet the Building Regulations (£2700), Tender Specification (£2160) and Demolition/Removal (£6000) (VAT Inc). We aim to raise complete funds & start work by Summer 2020.

What we'll deliver:

  • Building Regulations
  • Tender Specifications
  • Demolition

Why it's a great idea:

This building project will allow us to strengthen the scouting community, allowing us to reduce our waiting lists, support other local scout groups in our district (W-ton South) & provide a safer environment for our young people with increased facilities for children with physical disabilities. We will be able to open the building up to increased onsite activities & it will provide a warmer safer environment for sleepovers, preparing our young people for camp & "LifeSkills. The new building will allow us to utilise more of the outside space as all outdoor equipment will be relocated into the new 2 storey building, this will allow us to have functions on site instead of having to hire other premises for our AGM, Quiz Nights, Awards Nights etc. We have a team of parents who are working on the project meeting fortnightly to discuss fundraising opportunities, we are also looking at trust funds and grants that are available to us updating parents on our secret fbk page.

Steps to get it done:

  • Securing finance and commence demolition.

All our leaders are volunteers giving up many hours to ensure the children of our community are able to meet the scouts assoc. #LifeSkills requirements whilst having fun. The current leadership team have been working hard to ensure the children have a detailed programme to ensure that badgework is completed. The group also has an Executive Committee who meet regularly to discuss the groups needs/safety. We are also privileged to have a fundraising team which is made up of 2 parents who tirelessly work throughout the year putting on events such as quiz nights, breakfast with Santa, Easter parades etc and have a £600 yearly target to raise to allow the leaders to have the equipment needed for weekly sessions. This funding also allows us to support those who are in need of financial support to be able to afford weekly subs, camps and off site activities. The new building will provide a safer environment for our young people & will also improve the facilities of the Merryhill Wton area

Location Merry Hill

About the space

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Wolverhampton City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,440

Demolition & Removal - £6,000 (52%)
Building Regulations - £2,700 (24%)
Tender Specification - £2,160 (19%)
Other - £580 (5%)

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.

Demolition & Removal
Building Regulations
Tender Specification
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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:

  • This would allow us to move to the next phases which will include the buildings and internal costs.
  • See uploaded Cost Plan and Outline Specification.

Total £11,440

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