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Youth Structure

The youth structure is a legacy project for fojg.  Unfortunately, the grant that was originally secured for the construction of the park could not stretch far enough to deliver the Youth Structure.  So we decided to secure additional funding for this valued project.

Funding for this project has been secured from:

Community Spaces programme which is being managed by Groundwork UK as an Award Partner to the Big Lottery Fund: £49,999

Bradley Stoke Town Council: £10,811

The design brief is the result of workshops and on going consultations with the young people of Bradley Stoke.  It will be construced of natural material, have a roof to provide shelter and the community can be involved in its construction.  The potential design also has to incorporate two totem poles that were carved at the 2009 community festival, by the community.  The design will differ from the two youth structures on Patchway Common and Little Stoke Park.

Patchway Common

Patchway Common Youth Structure

Little Stoke

Little Stoke Park Youth Structure.

Following our park users survey in 2009 we recorded the communities demand for extra play equipment. In response to this we  origionaly wanted to add an new piece of equipment, the 'Flying Carpet' to the park.  We have had to remove this from our development plans as the construction costs of the youth structure has increased.

Fundraising History

In October 2009 we were unsuccessful in our application to Biffa to fund this project.
In March 2010 we were also unsuccessful in our application to Groundwork UK for National Lottery funding for this project.  Both grant providers commented on the strength of the project but the funding went to organisations with more need than ours.

In the summer of 2012 we recived a telephone call from Groundwork UK advising us that as a high scoring runner up we could apply to stage 2 of the grant process. We had to adjust what structures we were applying for funding to build as we had to include costs to improve access to the shelter, professionals costs and safety inspections.

This meant we were unable to include applying for the Flying Carpet piece of play equipment.  We have however included costings to increase the planting in the park and we have taken an aspect of the Art Enrichment project and included wooden sculptures and carving the remaining bridges in the park.