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£830
raised of £5,000 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £830 to renovate the football pitches at Petts Wood Football Club

    Petts Wood, Orpington.
    Funded on Sunday, 31st May 2020

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    Petts Wood Football Club is looking to raise £40,000

    of funding to keep our football pitches in good condition by first renovating them and then performing regular maintenance. All the money the club raises goes back into the running of the football club and we do not have enough funds to renovate the pitches and we are struggling to find enough money to keep them maintained effectively.

    With the lack of funds for this essential project we thought that crowdfunding would be one way to raise the money to perform the renovation work.

    The football pitches were originally created from farm land and the depth of the top soil is thin. The ground has a stone and shingle base which is good for drainage. Our main issue is top soil depth - we need to increase the depth of top soil in order to maintain it and provide a quality playing service.

    The pitches are heavily used at the weekends and the increased usage over the last few years has left them worn, impacted, uneven and the key areas such as the goal mouths the pitches are muddy and pitted.

    All the money raised will be used to renovate the football pitches. We need to aerate the pitches, lay up to 370 tonnes of top soil and when the time is right we need to over-seed the pitches using 72 bags of Rye Grass and finally fertilise the pitches.

    We are hoping to raise substantial funds from the Football Foundation, £15,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, £5,000 from Hayes Trust and then raise another £5,000 ourselves to ensure all funding is matched. This is important as funding has to be matched for it to be successful.

    So please help us to raise £5,000 to put towards the overall funding.

    We hope to find other ways of raising additional funding so that we can do more during the renovation period.

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    • Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club7 months ago
      Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

      Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

      7 months ago

      We have successfully been awarded £5,000 from the Hayes Trust towards the Pitch Renovation Fund. This is fabulous news and helps towards securing more funding in the coming months ahead.

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    • Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club9 months ago
      Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

      Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

      9 months ago

      We have now passed the first stage of the applications for funding from the Football Foundation and the London Marathon Charitable Trust. We are now entering the full application stage and will be taking some photo's of the ground in action over the coming weeks to support the application.

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    • Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club1 year ago
      Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

      Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

      1 year ago

      We have started the application process to The Premier League and The FA Small Grants Scheme and the London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT) Facilities Grants Programme – Small Grants. We are hoping these funds will provide up to £20,000 towards a project. The process next steps are to have a pitch advisor from the FA visit the ground on the 3rd July to carry out an assessment on the pitches and write up a report which will be used along with the applications.

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    1 year ago

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    Supporters

    15

    • Sophia Gale

      Sophia Gale

      Feb 26, 2020

      £20.00

    • Paul L

      Paul L

      Jan 23, 2020

      Good luck in raising the money needed for the pitches and thank you Meryl and team for all your hard work.

      £40.00

    • John

      John

      Jan 9, 2020

      Good luck! J

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 23, 2019

      Keep up the wonderful work everyone at the club is doing!

    • Ann Condron

      Ann Condron

      Apr 28, 2019

      Good luck for the funding!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 24, 2019

      Good luck with those pitches!

      £200.00

    • Ben Isaacs

      Ben Isaacs

      Apr 13, 2019

      £50.00

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    Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

    Meryl Clarke, Petts Wood Football Club

    Petts Wood, Orpington.

    Meryl helps run Petts Wood Football club voluntary along with Simon and now Mathew. We all want the teams to enjoy playing football at the Barnet Wood ground and that's why we are looking for funding for much need renovation.

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