Fundraising so far
We've come so far already and have raised £640,000 thanks to the incredible support and generosity of everybody that has got involved since the vision began. We need a big push to fundraise enough money to get started with phase 3 and it would be amazing if you could help!
Phase I (ECB Cricket Pitch)
£270,000 of £270,000
Phase II (Football Pitches)
£350,000 of £350,000
Phase III (Clubhouse, Courts & Landscape)
£20,000 of £560,000
Get involved! Villagers Fundraising and Helping
This is an exciting opportunity for the whole village to come together to create and use an amazing, unique and invaluable space for all to play sports and hold events.
We welcome all ages and genders, we want everyone to be involved. Watch out on Facebook for details of our future fundraising activities including
- Plant and Dedicate a Tree
- Donate and name a brick
This is the ideal space for village events, gatherings, weddings, parties, coffee mornings and friendly get-togethers and we welcome all enquiries about use of the ground.
If you would like to help in any way please get in touch. We are always happy for people who wish to help with the fundraising, whether you have an idea or just want to lend a hand.
ABSA will continue to seek feedback from all organisations, groups and individuals on the effectiveness of the facility and needs and concerns.
Fundraising Past, Present & Future
ABSA has a strong track record of raising money and, over the past seven years has raised £288,000 to fund and deliver the groundworks and ECB cricket pitch; plus £352,000 to fund the football pitches, car park and temporary changing facilities.
The income was generated from a wide variety of sources including: leadership gifts from the board, donations from individuals, community events & substantial grants from charitable trusts.
We are continuing with this fundraising plan to raise funds for Phase III. Although COVID 19 has had an impact on events and community fundraising, we are confident of raising the £395,000 required as shown below:
Individuals - The local community are huge supporters of this initiative and have made personal gifts of £1 to £50,000 to previous phases. The number of pledged supporters for Phase 3 is similar.
Events - While event and community income cannot be relied upon, we know there are virtual and personal events planned by members of our community who are raising funds via online platforms. A community lottery scheme being set up.
Trusts and Foundations - We have identified fifty local and national grant makers to approach.
Corporate – We have a partnership with Fisher German, a local estate agent who will donate a percentage of commission received for each property sold in the area. We welcome gifts and partnerships from other companies who wish to help. See our Sponsors page here
The England Cricket Board has provided an interest-free loan of £5,000