Pavilion in the Park
Thanks to the wonderful pledges received through crowd funding, we received over £22,000 from both on and offline donations including £10,000 of match funding from Dorset County Council Youth Fund. Our 10th Anniversary Ball raised over £30,000 and we have received two stunning grants from Sport England and The Clothworkers Foundation. We were also thrilled to receive a grant of £10,000 from National Lottery Community Fund as well as from The Pocket Parks Fund.
Local Trusts and businesses have been so generous, with our first grant received from The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation, followed by Dorchester Rotary and Round Table, Yarlington Housing Association, Women who Dine and Dorchester Arts and Food Festival. Both local Waitrose stores have also supported PiP’s too. Dorchester Town Council are being wonderfully supportive as are Dorset Council with a substantial contribution from CIL funds. The PCC Safer Dorset Community fund have made a wonderful grant and both the Moto Group and Howdens are helping with our building fit out. Thanks to the Duchy of Cornwall we are able to have a solar energy generating roof improving our green credentials and helping with running costs.
So we are getting very close to achieving the total we need to build and fit out Pip’s café and community space, being built at cost by a local builder, CG Fry with £10,000 to go all being well! . If you feel able to help us reach this final milestone, then please do get in touch or scroll down, thank you!
Making a donation
If you would like to donate to this project, please follow the links below.
£10 or more
Free hot drink to say thank you! Voucher to enjoy your first tea or coffee on us when Pip’s café opens Spring 2020! Voucher valid for 6 months from café opening.
Free hot drink and a cake to say thank you! Voucher to enjoy a free hot or cold drink and cake when the café opens! Voucher valid for 6 months from café opening.
£10 voucher to spend at Pip’s cafe A £50 donation buys a brick to help us build Pip’s café and community space. As thanks, we would like to reward you with a voucher for £10 to spend at Pip’s café when it opens Spring 2020 or claim a Pip’s reusable takeaway hot drinks cup (collection from the café).
invitation to our celebratory opening for 2 and voucher If you are able to be as generous to give us £100, we do hope you and a guest will join us to celebrate our opening celebration in Autumn 2020. We will also give you a voucher for £10 to spend at Pip’s café, and your name on our wall of supporters (which we hope will be incorporated in an artwork made by a young person) at Pip’s café.
£20 Reward invitation to our celebratory opening for 4 and voucher Gosh , how amazing! As a thank you we will send you an invitation for up to 4 people to the opening celebration of Pip’s café and community space, a £20 voucher to spend, and your name of our wall of supporters at Pip’s café. We are hoping supporters names will be incorporated in an artwork made by young people.
£500 is enough to pay for one of our lovely double doors opening into the park, or to pay for the baby changing facilities in the disabled access loo. As a thank you we will provide you with a framed certificate of support and you will be invited to our opening celebration with three guests. If you’re happy, we’ll add your name on our wall of supporters at Pip’s café and community hub.