Community support

Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000

Description

Our mission is to offer ‘gymnastics for all’ and provide activities and opportunities. We use our experience and expertise to support everyone in gymnastics but also to have a healthier more positive lifestyle. We can offer to all club members not only gymnastics for themselves but access to volunteering, education, employment and/or training. This enables each person to become better members of society and give themselves an opportunity to improve their lives. Erewash Valley was formed to offer gymnastics to the Erewash community. Over the many years we have been open we have moved from many venues as we have out grown them and also become a more professional club. We started in a leisure centre hall with only a handful of girls doing basic gymnastics. We have now expanded into over 800 girls and boys of many different ages and abilities in our own premises.
This funding will support us to access more equipment so we can offer more opportunities to the community and people within the club. At the moment we have a limited amount of soft play equipment for our younger members and also for us to be able to offer disability exclusive sessions. With this funding we will be able to open the club more in the day, which will make it more accessible for all of the community. This equipment is key to the safety of all our members and staff. Safety is an important part of our role to keeping the members happy and returning each week.
We have recently expanded into another site which has meant we are able to offer gymnastics to a wider community and offer more classes. Our new site in Ilkeston, Derbyshire is up and running but needs lots of equipment and TLC. So also with this funding we will be able to install a functioning cafe area for our members but also the community to enjoy. We will be able to open the doors to the Ilkeston gym during the day for people to access gymnastics sessions but also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the cafe.
At the moment we have over 800 members taking part in many different areas within the club and we hope with this funding this will expand our club to over 1000 members because we will be able to offer more sessions and also have a more welcoming, warm environment for them to enjoy.

Erewash Valley Gymnastic Club

Location: Long Eaton

I am proud to be a part of Erewash Valley Gymnastic club because of there inclusive, friendly, fun atmosphere. The club is welcome for anyone to come and have a go, they open there doors every day for the community to do gymnastics.
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