The Mill Park Project

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The Mill Park Project

The Mill Park Project

MaMa Skate CIC By MaMa Skate CIC

A small skatepark linked to an existing art and exhibition space. The skatepark will be open to all skaters, regardless of age, gender, ability.

Idea stage

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As well as a vegan cafe, art supply store, and exhibition space the team at The Mill are now opening their doors to the skate community. With the lack of a safe, secure space for skateboarders to practise and enjoy their sport, the skateboard community have rolled up their sleeves and decided it’s time to build something themselves. But we need your help! Any donations to help supply much needed building materials and tools to make it happen would be greatly appreciated.

What we'll deliver:

  • Transform a neglected and dangerous space, into a safe skatepark. Thereby improving the current outdoor environment.
  • Provide a non-discriminatory, safe and secure space for children and adults to learn to skate
  • Create a platform for creatives to come and exhibit their work and hold artistic workshops

Why it's a great idea:

The lack of an indoor facility is causing less children to get involved in the sport and parents of those already skating have to travel out of Leicester to get their child to a facility. Older children and adults without cars struggle to sustain regular practice as facilities are too far away, and more skaters take to the streets to outlet their skills and talents which in turn results in concerns over “anti-social” behaviour. A safe, sheltered space would allow skaters to learn, practice, and enjoy their time skating, without judgement or restrictions. We at The Mill want to encourage women, children and those of ethnic minorities to pick up a board and not be intimidated by false stereotypes. Projects like Flo Skatepark in Nottingham, and Girls Skate Uk have proven that with the right environment, women and children's uptake in the sport have increased profoundly. With your support, we can really make a difference in Leicester's cultural and skateboarding community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing cement and equipment
  • laying down main groundwork for park
  • Add in obstacles (ramps, ledges, hips, bowl)
  • Open to the community!

The Skatepark would also provide the opportunity for those looking to volunteer or work in this industry, to gain valuable experience and even qualifications, that'll help support them in the future.

Location

About the space

Council

Leicester City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,245

cement - £1,037 (46%)
drainage - £600 (27%)
rebar - £288 (13%)
gravel - £73 (3%)
Sharp sand - £35 (2%)
Other - £212 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

46%
cement
£1,037
27%
drainage
£600
13%
rebar
£288
3%
gravel
£73
2%
Sharp sand
£35
9%
Other
£212
  • Spacehive fees
    £99
  • Transaction Fees
    £93
  • VAT
    £20

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: We'll use any extra funds to a) secure the premises with fencing b) properly drain the site from rain c) by equipment necessary to function as a private park (tills, posters, tables, chairs)

Total £2,245

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