Project information

Sapphire Gymnastics - New Facility

Sapphire Gymnastics is based in Hemel Hempstead and has over 1500 users per week and can no longer accommodate all those who wish to participate in our current location. We want to introduce many other youth based gymnastics activities into our new site.

January 2014 - December 2020

Charity information: Sapphire School Of Gymnastics Ltd

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  • Need


    We want to address our extensive waiting list issues but also to accommodate the 12+ age group who are dropping out of sport. We also wish to expand our current special needs provison to include more children and adults.


    Larger premises will allow us to introduce a whole range of additional activities for the 12+ age group and increase our floor space to allow for addition special needs facilities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    For more children to participate in gymnastics and to offer a better quality of our existing members


    » Increase the gynastics space / area.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...a dramatic reduction in our waiting lists and equipment usage ratios for our current members.

    Aim 2

    To keep more 12+ children participating in sport.


    » To introduce Street Dance
    » To expand our Freerunning / Parkour provision.
    » To introduce festival gymnastics which is a non-competitive branch of our sport.
    » To introduce Sports Aerobics and Team Gymnastics.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...a reduction of our membership drop out rate of this age group.

    Aim 3

    To increase our special needs provision for children and adults to allow greater participation.


    » To increase floor space by relocating.

    What success will look like

    Success will increase in our special needs membership and having more schools and organisation utilising our facility.

    Aim 4

    To increase schools participation in gymnastics.


    » By increasing our facility size.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...more schools using our facility during curriclum time for structured learning.

    Aim 5

    To improve our elite performance levels.


    » By creating a better training environment for our competitive gymnasts.

    What success will look like

    Success will increase our County, Regional, National and International success.

  • Impact


    Less drop out of sport for youth and a greater provision of services will increase the participation from all walks of life in gymnastics and dance related activities.
    The success will be demonstrated in our long term participation numbers.




    Monthly newsletters, Website and social media. Organised public events and displays.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Purchase Equipment Purchase
      £35,000 Fit Out Refurbishment of new site.
  • Background


    We have secured ad applied for planning permission for a warehouse in Mark Road, within the Hemel Hempstead Industrial estate.


    Population of Dacorum ad surrounding towns.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are currently the largest club in the UK to provide both a comprehensice recreational programme alongside a very successful elite programme. We have demonstrated over 30 years our ability to maintain a high level of gymnastics provision and have been completely self sufficient during all of this time, never having required financial assistance.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    British Gymnastics

    British Gymnastics will provide us with the extensive activity programme that we will be able to deliver.