Project information

Phase 1 - Fundraising

To raise funds to employ a financial consultancy to work alongside the six Trustees to create a robust Business Plan, which will identify major grant funders and be used with them to attract their funding for Phase 2 - Design, and Phase 3 - Construction, of our sport and community centre.

August 2010 - December 2010

Charity information: Oxspring Parish Sport and Community Centre

Oxspring Parish Sport and Community Centre logo
  • Need


    To buy in an expertise not present in the Trustees' experiences and to produce a professional Business Plan acceptable to major grant funders.


    Produce a robust professional all-encompassing Business Plan which identifies those relevant major grant providers to whom it will be submitted to attract their funding for financing the design and construction of our sport and community centre.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise £8,000 to engage a consultancy to work with the Trustees to produce a robust Business Plan.


    » Approach small and local charitable trusts and foundations who may be prepared to part fund the quoted contract total of £8,000.

    Success will be when a professional Business Plan has been produced which identifies major grant funders and can be used to submit to them to attract funding for the future phases.

  • Impact


    With the Business Plan the Trustees will be able to progress to the designing and construction of the sport and community centre on the playing fields at Sheffield Road, Oxspring. This will provide a community meeting place, changing facilities for sports, and a venue for recreation leisure and educational activities to take place for all the people living in and around the Parish of Oxspring. Oxspring is a small Pennine foothills village with rural isolation and a lack of infrastructure.


    Lack of available funding within a difficult national economic climate has meant adopting the strategy of trying to attract small grants from a number of smaller and local charitable foundations.


    A written progress report will be sent to each funding provider at the end of each project phase. This will inform them of not only the outcome of their funding phase but of the establishment of the centre itself through the design and construction phases to its commissioning.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    The Ron Carbutt Trust £300 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The playing field at Sheffield Road Oxspring is a large area within the village which already has 2 senior and 1 junior football pitches, a hard surface area marked for basketball and with nets, and a car park. It is owned by Oxspring Parish Council for the community and they have prepared a lease for the potential centre's site and outline planning permission has been granted.
    Oxspring is a small community within Barnsley Metropolitan Borough but in the rural foothills of the Pennines.


    Every resident of Oxspring parish approx 5000 households and the surrounding area. The playingfield is already used by 7 football teams from 2 seniors to an under 11s, and by the village primary school for all its PE activities. he Parish Council has a development plan to provide facilities for other sporting activities including petanque, an exercise circuit, junior cricket and Trans Pennine Trail access which runs alongside.
    These teams also attract participants from the surrounding areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The charity was formed specifically to carry out this project and set up as a partnership by Oxspring Parish Council and Oxspring United Football Club, with further community and potential user group representatives.
    It became independant of these two bodies on registering as a charity following wishes expressed as part of a Village Survey carried out to create a Parish Plan. This project being one of the outcome elements agreed by the community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    The Trustees Of The Charity

    Ian Stanley - Chair Freda Shaw John Crowther Graham Clamp Neal Beevers Alan Walker Chris Booth - Advisory and Support Officer