Growing Projekts' Pumpcage Skatepark - Investing in the Future of Manchester Skateboarding [3:40]
Projekts wants to create the best place to skateboard in the UK, to transform lives through skateboarding and we want your help to make that happen!
This is a crowdfunding campaign for investment in transforming disused urban space under a major flyover into the largest managed concrete skatepark in the UK. See our crowdfunding page for full details, business plan and share offer - Crowdfunder.co.uk/projekts-mcr.
Projekts MCR has run the Mancunian Way Skatepark since 2004 and developed it into one of the most vibrant community-led skateparks in the country. We have established a city-wide schools programme to help to give as many young people as possible to opportunity to learn to skateboard in a safe, encouraging environment.
Projekts MCR has also helped hundreds of females to access skateboarding and since 2012 we have grown female attendance from less than 1% to over 25%.
The success of our coaching has led to a much higher demand for skateboarding and so we need to expand our capacity. Our aim is to raise £600,000 through a combination of grants and public investment to create an ideal environment to skateboard by creating 700sqm of new concrete skate surfaces, increasing cafe capacity, and creating an amazing viewing platform for spectators to watch the activities in a safe way.
We have set a minimum fundraising target of £50,000 and a maximum target of £200,000. This fundraising campaign has been awarded match funding, so every pound invested is doubled!
Our project is also eligible for Social Investment Tax Relief, which means investors can deduct 30% of their investment from their income tax!
We are also offering 4% interest on investments after the third year and every year for the length of the investment.
Projekts MCR has been running the skatepark for 14 years and this growth will only make us stronger, so please consider joining the community and become joint owners in Projekts Skatepark and the future of skateboarding growth in Manchester.