Project Xenia: A creative, library space

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Project Xenia: A creative, library space

Clevedon School By Clevedon School

A student-led project to build a library and creative space from a shipping container for our school and local community.

Clevedon Fundraising stage

pledged of £12,093
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £12,093 by 26 Oct 2018

We, the students of Clevedon school in North Somerset, have the unique opportunity to purchase two shipping containers and to convert them into a creative library that can be used by the school and community. We have created plans for this space to take on the appearance of a boathouse clad in wood, to embody the theme of journeys, the sea and stories which are at the heart of our seaside town. We have called the project Xenia embodying the Greek Classical code of hospitality and stories.

What we'll deliver:

  • Advertising space in our school newsletter received by over 1000 parents
  • An honorary plaque on the library
  • Poetry workshop with a leading poet
  • Complimentary ticket to our opening
  • Student written poem 'Xenia'
  • Booking of the space for meetings and events upon completion

Why it's a great idea:

With cuts to our library services, it is more important now than ever to provide our school and wider community access to books and reflective spaces to read and get lost in a world of literature and ideas. The plan is to use this space as a meeting place both during the day for students to help improve their literacy and develop our love of literature at the school, and in the evenings for community groups.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase 2 x shipping containers our students have already designed and priced up.
  • Have ground landscaped and flattened ready for the containers.
  • Containers to be delivered and set up.
  • Friends of Clevedon and local business to work with students to help turn the containers into a boathouse library space.
  • Open evening inviting all supporters and launching the space.

Location Clevedon

Clevedon has 1 other project and £365,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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North Somerset Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £12,093

2 refurbished shipping containers - £6,000 (50%)
Wood for cladding the containers - £2,450 (20%)
Landscaping the area for the containers - £700 (6%)
Furniture and flooring - £500 (4%)
Books - £450 (4%)
Shelving - £400 (3%)
Books - £300 (2%)
Transport of containers x2 - £300 (2%)
Other - £993 (8%)

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.

2 refurbished shipping containers
Wood for cladding the containers
Landscaping the area for the containers
Furniture and flooring
Transport of containers x2
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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: The extra money could be spent on getting a projector to make the space more accessible for film events, talk and meetings. We would also like a library system that didn't require a permanent member of staff to be in the space every time a book needed to be loaned.

Total £12,093

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