Sway Bowmen Fund Raising Target for a New Clubhouse
This new feature to our website is to inform all club members past and present of the work the club is doing to raise funds for the new clubhouse.
The information here is also available to those who don’t know the club but might be interested in supporting the club with a donation.
We want to make a difference to the facilities at the Club and a new clubhouse will allow us to develop the club facilities for existing and new members.
Our Target is: £150,000
We will add news below on a regular basis as funds develop
What this will give us: A clubhouse to replace the three existing portacabins, 19M x 7.5M in total area, this will incorporate a secure garage and storage facility to the rear of the unit with an area 15M x 7.5M at the front which will include toilet and kitchen facilities with wheelchair access. This increased size will allow the club to provide indoor coaching and training facilities during the winter months, when it is often impossible to shoot outdoors.
For past and present members and indeed to non members, the new clubhouse will be in a similar position to the existing units.
Sway Bowmen is a CASC – Community Amateur Sports Club.
This gives us certain tax advantages when it comes to fund raising
We are currently pursuing various fundraising routes, these include Gift aid, and Easy funding.
- Gift Aid
The club is able through gift aiding in conjunction with HMRC to claim 25% relief on all contributions/donations made to the club, this does not include membership but does include such items as the monthly standing orders that individual members make for shoot for gold.
We intend asking all club members to sign up to gift aid to allow us to maximize these returns, which we can back claim on up to a period of 4 years.
How much of your shopping do you do online? The club is now registered with the Easyfundraising scheme, over 3.500 retailers are a part of the scheme. All you have to do is start your online shopping at Easyfundraising, noting who you want to support and then shop as normal. The retailer then makes a small donation to our cause as a little thank you. Sainsbury’s, M&S, Amazon to name a few of many. Give it a try it! It’ll bring funds to the club.
- Other Funding
We are in the process of making application to the larger funding groups, such as Sport England and Environmental grant funding.
- Personal Donation
Sway Bowmen have been in existence since 1985 and over the last 33 years have had many members, past and present who have enjoyed the sport for its inclusiveness, the very friendly atmosphere within the club and the opportunity of a competitive environment.
Do you want to give something back? Donations towards our target from individuals would be most welcome. If you are considering this, then contact Simon Curtis in confidence on 07527 669361.
As funds develop we will be posting details of on this website and using local media to inform on progress.
It’s a start – watch this space – more opportunities to raise money and to get involved will come!