Project information

Ardfern Field Fund

To purchase and develop a safe site in the centre of the village, away from the single track road, which can be used by people of all ages for play, recreation, socialising, learning and exercise.

May 2016 - November 2016

Charity information: Craignish Community Company

Craignish Community Company logo
  • Need

    Need

    At the present time the local children gather and play in the entrance to the fire station or on the main (single track) road which runs through the village (taking heavy fish farm vehicles and logging lorries down the peninsula, in addition to local and tourist traffic) both of which are dangerous. Parents with younger children have to travel 10 miles to the nearest playpark.

    Solution

    The project will provide a safe properly equipped play area in the middle of the village, keeping children off the road and allowing parents and younger children to play and socialise without having to take a 20 mile round trip.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To purchase a site currently for sale in the centre of the village

    Activities

    » Raise £60,000 by means of appeals and applications to trusts and foundations

    Craignish Community Company will own the site


    Aim 2

    Once purchased to develop the site as a play/recreation area

    Activities

    » Raise approx. £40,000 to prepare, plant and develop the site and to install appropriate play equipment.

    The local children will have a safe play area.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Toddlers and pre school children will benefit from a safe play area with suitable equipment.
    Parents will benefit both socially and financially from not having to drive 10 miles to the nearest playpark and from being able to meet regularly with their peers.
    Older children will benefit both socially and from a health aspect by having a safe area, away from the road, in which to meet, play. 'hang out' and take part in activities such as ball games.

    Risk

    The land is currently owned by a group of local individuals who have given C3 two years to raise the money to buy the plot from them for £60,000. If the money cannot be raised by the community the opportunity to bring the site into community ownership will be lost.

    Reporting

    By e mail, the community Facebook page, C3 website and by letter

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £104,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £60,000 Purchase price Land acquisition
      £14,000 Site preparation Clearance,fencing, drainage, planting etc.
      £20,000 Equipment Play equipment, surfacing and seating
      £10,000 Misc. Fees, planning consent, VAT

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Local individuals £9,525 Guaranteed
    Private trust £40,000 Conditional
    Local businesses £250 Guaranteed
    Galaxy Hot Chocolate Award £300 Guaranteed
    Ross & Liddell Bursary £500 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The project is in the centre of Ardfern a village on the Craignish Peninsula in rural Argyll

    Beneficiaries

    The local children will benefit from a safe play area with suitable equipment.
    Parents will benefit both socially and financially from not having to drive 10 miles to the nearest playpark and from being able to meet regularly with their peers.
    Older children will benefit both socially and from a health aspect by having a safe area, away from the road, in which to meet, play. 'hang out' and take part in activities such as ball games.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    C3, a democratically elected development trust, is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. It has experience of overseeing projects instigated by members of the community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Jan Brown

    C3 secretary who will co-ordinate the project.

    David Graham

    Qualified Landscape Architect who lives in the community

    Paul Mills

    A director of C3 who will oversee the contractors working on the site.

    Tiziana Tedoldi

    Represents the local parents whose children will benefit from the project.