BIG LOTTERY FUND
We would like to announce that our project "Gipton Together Youth Activities", has been successful in our Big Lottery Funding bid. "Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund" will be helping to support our project over the next five years. We have just received our first intalment of this five year funding.
We would like to give a massive thank you to the Big Lottery "Reaching Communities" fund for your support and for granting us our funding.
We also want to thank everyone who has ever bough a lottery ticket and to let you know that your £2 lottery ticket has gone to a struggling local charity, and we will be spending every penny wisely and gratefully.
Thank you from the children/young people, parents, trainers, coaches and staff at Gipton Together.
Peter MD of Rim Scaffolding grew up on the Gipton council estate. Rim Scaffolding have supported the Gipton gala which is one of our big fundraising events of the year. Rim build us a stage every year at the gala for the children and young people to showcase their learning to the wider community.
THANK YOU PETER AND ALL THE WORKERS WHO DO A WONDERFUL JOB PUTTING UP THE STAGE.
Lord Allen of Kensington
Charles Allen now known as Lord Allen of Kensington was our secret millionaire on the channel 4 secret millionaire program. The program was aired in 2011. Lord Allen of Kensington gave a large donation to Gipton Together. Since then he has kept in touch and is still supporting us in various ways. Lord Allen has donated office equipment and sends a yearly cash donation to support the project.
THANK YOU LORD ALLEN OF KENSINGTON.
Mike Fisher of Studio Indigo
Mike Fisher Chief Executive of Studio Indigo is based at Chelsea Wharf SW London. Studio Indigo is a multidisciplinary practice encompassing architecture, interior design and building management. Mike Fisher was introduced to us by Sir Charles. Mike along with Andrew Richards senior associate of the company has been supporting us in our task to take over the management and refurbishment of the local community centre. The centre has had little or no investment for years and needs a complete overhaul to make it fit for purpose for the needs of the whole community young and old. Studio Indigo have provided their architectural services completely free of charge. They have carried out design work for the overhaul and upgrade of the entire centre to enable us to provide mixed use facilities for the age groups in the community.
THANK YOU MIKE FISHER AND ANDREW RICHARDS OF STUDIO INDIGO
Interlock Surveys Ltd
Interlock Surveys Ltd carried out a measured survey of the Community Centre. The survey was carried out free of charge, as a gesture of goodwill.
THANK YOU INTERLOCK SURVEYS LTD
Inner East Cluster
Part of what we do at Gipton Together is to give the children and young people the opportunity to showcase their learning to the wider community. This encourages intergenerational connections and helps break down barriers between generations and the police. Inner East Cluster support the children and young people by funding a theatre facility were the young people can showcase their learning.
THANK YOU INNER EAST CLUSTER
Area Management Team
The Area Management team help fund the Gipton gala which we put on every summer for the community. The gala is a very successful community event which brings the community together for a fun and informative day for all the family. It is one of Gipton Together’s fundraising events of the year were all money raise at the gala goes to support positive activities for children and young people.
THANK YOU TO THE AREA MANAGEMENT TEAM
Reaching Communities’ National Lottery Fund
The Reaching Communities’ National Lottery Fund funded Gipton Together youth activities for a three year period from 2011 to 2014
THANK YOU TO REACHING COMMUNITIES’ NATIONAL LOTTERY FUND
Jim Heselden funded tracksuits and bags for our young cheerleaders to go to competitions.
THANK YOU TO JIMMY HESELDEN
The Roundhay Rotary Club
Roundhay Rotary have been a fantastic sponsor and supporter of Gipton Together for over three years. They have helped provide karate equipment for the kids and donated a new video camera.
Each year they sponsor a young person to join the Ocean Youth Trust on a weeklong sailing program giving young people their first experience in sailing and a chance to take part in the seafaring challenge. This yearly event sponsored by the Roundhay Rotary Club has given 4 young people from Gipton Together the opportunity of living as a sailor for a week, learning many new seafaring and survival skills and receiving a level one grading in sailing.
A BIG THANK YOU FROM US TO ROUNDHAY ROTARY.
FREEMASONRY ORGANISATION LEEDS
The Masons kindly donated £500 for us to purchase karate equipment
A BIG THANK YOU FROM US TO THE FREEMASONRY ORGANISATION