The pool has long needed a major and much needed refurbishment of the buildings which were developed in 1973. We started consulting on potential new improvements in 2018. There was clear and strong support in the community to see:
- Much improved changing rooms and showers
- A new cafe and kitchen looking out onto the play area.
The plans by Ashwood Design were submitted to Eden District Council in August 2018 and planning approval was granted in November.
The total cost of the project is around £150,000. We have been fortunate enough to be successful in a £94,000 grant application towards the costs from a major grant from the Cumbria Fells & Dales LEADER programme. This programme is supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and covers the period 2014 to 2020.
The Sport Association appreciates all the support it received in our grant application from the local community, local business and local groups. The grant makes possible the delivery of this really important project which ensures this vital community facility can be improved and made sustainable for the long term.
We will be going out to tender for the work this spring, with the aim of starting on site at the end of the coming season, with the spanking new facilities ready for the 2020 season.
We have already raised quite a bit of the match funding required but need a big push to raise the rest of the money (around £35,000 to 40,000). We will raise this through addiional grant applications and from fundraising events and donations. If you have any ideas for fundraising, our would like to help in any way at all please let us know.
We are registered on the Virgin Money fundraising page so you or friends and families can create an event for fundraising donations (and where we get gift aid).
You can access this by clicking this link
Buy a Brick
We have started a "buy a brick" campaign where local resdients and local buisnesses can sponsor the new pool buildings and get your name displayed inside the pool:
For local residents please go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/greystoke-swimming-pool
For local businesses please go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/Greystoke_Corporate_Buy_a_Brick
Thanks you very much indeed for your help
Other fundraising events
There will be plenty of great fundraising events over the summer. So, watch this space!!!