In 2018 , thanks to your generous donations and through EU grant funding, we raised £62,000 for the BIG Build Project. Our plan was to build a multipurpose, log cabin classroom and to convert a former boatyard into a green space next to the Coventry Canal, Atherstone where children, young people and families could enjoy and learn about the natural world. Unfortunately, the builder we chose to construct this classroom told us that there were additional costs – costs, which could not be covered by the original money, you helped us raise. Due to COVID19 and the tight timescale governing our EU grant, we felt unable to bridge this funding gap. We have therefore decided not to go ahead with the BIG BUILD project at the present time. As the Big Build project cannot go ahead, your donation to Space Hive for building this classroom can be returned to you. If you would like to have your pledge returned to you or if you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Ruby’s Yard by the 24th of September. In this email please also indicate how much of your pledge you would like returned as based on the below information you may be happy to have your pledge (or part of your pledge) used to support the ongoing work of Ruby’s Yard. If you are happy to leave your donation with Rubys Yard CIC and help develop this site further as a green space for young people, then you don’t need to do anything further. We have not given up on our journey. Sport England have part -funded Rubys Yard CIC to put in DDA compliant toilet facilities and to landscape this site for outdoor recreation, camping and water sports. We would welcome your continued support and will transfer any donations for the BIG BUILD project which are left with us to help build and run these facilities. Whatever you decide, we’ d like once again to thank you all once again for your generosity and your support, which meant that the BIG BUILD project was able to reach its target. The Ruby’s Yard team.