As a growing charity we are reaching capacity at our base at Knipton on the Belvoir Estate and wish to be able to deliver our projects all year round to meet rising needs.
The old pavilion is not fit for purpose so we have drawn up robust plans to replace it and build a sports hall adjacent to it.
We have a 50-year lease on the cricket ground and the new base will make a world of difference to the Trust, the children we work with and Belvoir Cricket Club.
The new facility will enable us to increase the number of children who take part in our programmes from around 3,000 to more than 5,000 per year.
It will give us a wet weather option – this summer a full week was cancelled due to rain – and will be fully accessible to all with disabled facilities.
We will be able to offer a wider range of activities ourselves and have also received interest from local clubs including basketball, archery and running. Other groups and community clubs will also be able to use the new facility.