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Project information

The Alps Astorturf Appeal

To install a multi-purpose, floodlit, sports and leisure facility in the grounds of St Edmund's School Canterbury.

One Year

Charity information: St Edmund's School Canterbury Foundation

St Edmund's School Canterbury Foundation logo
  • Need


    There is a lack of training facilities in the Canterbury area available to schools and the local community.

    Matches are restricted according to the availability of local sporting facilities.

    Practice time is limited by inclement weather and poor light through the winter months, having a negative impact on the standard of play.


    The pitch will be made available to the local community outside school hours.

    More matches could be held at St Edmund's giving more opportunities to schools in the local area.

    It would allow young, sporting enthusiasts to develop top ball-handling skills through increased practice time.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Encourage youngsters to develop top skills and compete on a level playing field with other schools.


    » Host a greater number of competitive matches.

    What success will look like

    Success will be through enhanced play among sporting enthusiasts.

  • Impact


    The project will provide a career path for many local school children.


    One of the biggest environmental problems is that artificial turfs are incapable of tackling carbon dioxide released into the air. Normal turfs can capture carbon dioxide and transfor it into oxygen. To that extent they add to the greenhouse effect. To compensate for this, the project will include the planting of trees and shrubs around the pitch.


    Funders of this project will receive regular email reports on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £595,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £133,000 Playing Surface Astroturf
      £54,000 Fence Surrounding the pitch
      £57,000 Floodlighting 8 x floodlights
      £41,000 Spectator Seating Includes 88 seats and spectator barrier
      £44,000 Sports Equipment Includes team shelters and storage
      £234,000 Construction Costs Includes landscaping, foundations, earthworks, drainage, etc.
      £32,000 Paths & Surroundings Includes matwells, access paths and surroundings of pitch including kerbs, mowing strips, etc.
  • Background


    The pitch will be built in a field known as the Alps in the grounds of St Edmund's School.


    Pupils of St Edmund's School
    Former pupils of St Edmund's School
    Local Schools
    Local Sporting Clubs and Associations

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    St Edmund's School offers a safe, friendly environment and believes in encouraging youngsters to perform to the best of their ability.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Michael Terry

    Chairman of the Foundation and former pupil of St Edmund's School.