"Our Own Home" The Team Oasis Paradise Centre
"To build a world class, state of the art activity facility for our young people and furthermore to deliver world class inclusive sports, arts, recreation and community cohesion".
April 2013 - March 2014
The need for a new Team Oasis activity centre is reflected in the fact that when we established the Charity we had eight children attending. Presently we have over 500 hundred children attending each week. This number increases each week and when you consider that the only week that we are not open is actually Christmas week then you can understand just how much our activities mean to so many families. In addition, we only have a two year lease on our existing premises.
This new facility will provide the quality of centre that we all should have access to regardless of background, circumstance or ability to pay. Team Oasis shall ensure that our new Paradise Centre affords our community the sort of quality facility that this talented, gifted and very much diverse population deserves.
To deliver a state of the art, totally accessible and beautiful sports, arts and recreation facility
Activities» Working alongside industry professionals and with the support of our network funding partners we shall design and build this "Oasis Paradise Centre"
Success will be... watching thousands of children, young people, families and schools enjoying this beautiful new, totally inclusive sports, arts and recreation facility.
The Oasis Paradise Centre shall inspire and raise the aspirations of our community.
Activities» This shall be achieved by delivering a beautiful, state of the art and totally accessible space in which to learn, enjoy and flourish.
Success will be... lifting a whole community's expectation and aspiration through a beautiful new space.
To raise the aspirations of local children and young people.
Activities» We shall achieve this through an attention to excellence in coaching, teaching, leadership and mentorship.
Success will be... witnessing the personal development of thousands of young people and supporting their journey of realising their potential..
Our Community of Toxteth is listed on all national indices as of the highest category of deprivation. All manner of social and economic distress hangs over this community. However we can confidently say that this most diverse and cultural community has the most immense potential if given the opportunity.
It is the intention of Team Oasis to strive to ensure that this community is given the opportunity to fully realise its potential.
This project shall be a major catalyst in this process.
With any capital project, there are obviously risks. However, we see the major risk for the success of this project to be if we did not have sufficient planning. A strong strategic plan developed through forensic planning at each stage should ensure a successful project.
We shall report to donors in whichever communication medium is their preference. We shall also encourage site visits at every juncture.
Budget - Project Cost: £5,600,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,000,000 Operating Costs Design, Planning, Professional Fees & Initial 3 Years Operating Costs £1,400,000 Land Acquisition Acquiring A suitable plot of land in South Liverpool £3,200,000 Capital Build Constructing The Facility
The location of our new centre will be in South Liverpool. There are a number of sites currently being considered including an 8 acre site. The Oasis Paradise centre will serve the children, young people, families and Schools in some of the UKs most deprived communities.
The majority of people served by this project live in Liverpool 8. The United Kingdom Poverty Index has Dingle listed as 215 whilst the United Kingdom Multi Index has Dingle listed as 219. Other areas of Toxteth have an even greater need than Dingle, particularly the Granby ward and their status is reflected with a higher listing in both indices. This recognises the serious issues that abound in our community and the need to take action to relieve the consequences of such deprivation.
Our Charity lives and breathes in our community. We understand and more importantly we believe in the massive talent and potential within this community. Therefore we strive to deliver the very best when we consider projects to benefit our community. The Oasis Paradise Centre will be an inspiration to our whole community and neighbourhood.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Paul is the founder and coordinator of Team Oasis. He has a briliantly dedicated team of 80 volunteers supporting the Team Oasis vision.
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but its too low and we reach it”