Monday, 14 December 2009

Bid Submission News : December Update

In September the 'Round 2' bid was submitted for the additional funding required for the Derby Skatepark Project. We were to find out before the end of December if we were successful with this additional funding.

Unfortunately, this particular bid has been unsuccessful. We found out the news today.

Although this is disappointing news, it's not too bad. The work that was required to be done for the 2 rounds of this bid means that we now have a great, solid document to present for other funding opportunities.

We will be meeting with the other team members to push this project forward in the New Year.

Keep up to date with this project on here and the Derby Skatepark Project Facebook Group.

Thank you for your support so far with this project.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Bid: Sent

Well after months and months of research, form filling, meetings and document compiling - we've finally got the bid document finished and sent to The Big Lottery Fund. It went 2 days before the deadline to ensure it would make it in good time.

Now all we can do it await their decision - all in all we think it's a great opportunity and our concept of world class skatepark meets much much of the criteria on the bid requirements.

Fingers crossed, thanks for your support.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Bid Submission News

Last night we had a great meeting to discuss the Round 2 bidding process and welcomed Rollersnakes onto the park development team. A bid to secure the further funding is being drafted by all parties involved (Hooked, Rollersnakes and several departments of Derby City Council), compiled and ready for submission on 30th September 09! eeek
Phone off, turn over your papers, go go go!

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Thursday, 30 July 2009

Round 2... ding ding

Round 2 has been successfully reached in the bidding process. What this means is that the 'Expression of Interest' that was submitted at Round 1 has been accepted and the project can now progress to apply for the bigger amount of money towards this project.

This is awesome news as the project is one step closer to being the epic park we all want, but we're up against 40 other projects so fingers crossed the funding peeps think our project is worth it!

Watch this space for the next update!

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Friday, 10 July 2009

Derby in Sidewalk mag

Cheers to Ben Powell for putting a mention in - it's true. At this stage based on consultation by Hooked and Council generosity, the Council are putting £200,000 towards a Derby City skatepark.

Now, we don't just want a £200,000 skatepark if we can help it, so we're just submitted a bid for a much larger amount of money to build a skatepark that will be not only regionally significant, but hopefully nationally.

We're looking for something different, something monumental, and something big. 

Through this blog, Facebook and various other communications we're all going to be able to stay in the loop as to what's happening where, and how to get your ideas heard.

Nothing's going to move forward without you guys knowing about it.

Keep you eyes and ears to the ground, but if somethings happening, it will be on here.

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