Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000

Description

The pavilion within Stanhope Park, Holsworthy, has seen better days and with the ongoing regeneration of the Park the time has come to rejuvenate and enhance the pavilion to suit the needs of the park users and wider community.

The refurbished facility will use the original Victorian stone building as it's centrepiece and will be the home for Holsworthy Cricket Club and Holsworthy Youth Football Club, who both currently play their respective sports within the park without adequate facilities. The pavilion will also be made available for use by a wide range of other groups such as Holsworthy Peloton, Holsworthy Walk and Talk Group and Holsworthy Primary School amongst others.

The project will allow these clubs and groups to continue their good work and most importantly grow. Focus will be given to the youth elements of the user groups and will look to tackle identified deficiencies in sports and active lifestyle opportunities in the town such as those for girls and women's team sports, the elderly and those recovering from illness.

The vision is to build a community resource that will be the focus for active and healthy lifestyles for all of the people of Holsworthy and provide a social meeting place within the beautiful setting of our park where families can meet to watch or participate in sport, obtain refreshments or just shelter from the weather. The setting will also make it a great venue for children's birthday parties, christenings and family events.

Providing a multi-use facility will encourage cross pollination of individuals between groups, ensure the facility's long term sustainability and bring the community together within a positive and healthy environment.

The potential to improve and enhance people's lives is great.

Project Video

Holsworthy Area Sports Pavilion

We are proud to be one of the first projects to have the ECB and FA collaborate on a sports development such as this. We are thankful to our community who showed great faith by supporting us by donating £11k on Crowdfunder. It has brought the town together and people are excited for its future.

Location: Stanhope Close, Holsworthy EX22 6HT, United Kingdom