Photo Credit: Alisdair Woodburn
UPDATE - target reached!!
We are really pleased to announce that we hit our £5,000 fundraising target on the 31 August deadline. We would like to thank the 180+ people who donated to the project and a special thanks to the 71% who gift-aided there donation meaning that over £700 has been raised for the Glasgow Green endowment fund.
UPDATE - 50/50, we are half-way there!
HUGE thanks to our supporters for the 50 donations which have taken us through the 50% mark. We’ve added some more images of the West Boathouse to celebrate and have some fantastic news on the wider fundraising efforts by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to share with you.
Historic Environment Scotland have awarded a Building Repair Grant of £360,000 towards the eligible repair costs of the timber framed Category B Listed Building.
The Architectural Heritage Trust have awarded a Project Development Grant of £13,000 to support Glasgow Building Preservation Trust with the costs of developing the project e.g. consultant fees, surveys and reports etc.
The Spirit of Calton – a Fourteen Community programme have awarded a grant of £2,500 to support the development of the Activity Plan and the Equality Plan. The Spirit of Calton fund is administered by Foundation Scotland.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are delighted that this project has confirmed support from local, national and UK-wide organisations who recognise the value of this listed building and see its potential to serve the wider community in the future as well as it has served the rowing clubs in the past. We are especially grateful to the 50 supporters who have demonstrated their enthusiasm for the project by donating to the public appeal.
You can add to the momentum of this project by ‘texting a tenner’ to the public appeal. Simply text “WEBH47 £10” to 70070.
Alternatively, make a donation by clicking the ‘support now’ button.
We want to raise £5,000 towards the wider project development costs to get the project ‘shovel ready’. Your money will contribute to the costs of design proposals, ground investigations, surveys, consultation, maintenance plan, activity plan, business plan etc. Part of that consultation will be about engaging with other groups in the area to help shape the project and see how they would like to use the building and learn more about the built and sporting heritage. Our work will refine proposed activities such as paddle, walking and cycle tours of the river; hosting workshops, events and functions in the building; researching, cataloguing and interpreting the sporting heritage; getting other groups to use the building or simply to get more people out on the water – your donation will help ensure there is something for everyone at the rejuvenated West Boathouse.
Your support will help demonstrate the wider interest in this project, your contribution helps us undertake the activity required to develop the project.
We believe that a rejuvenated West Boathouse would be a fantastic asset to users of Glasgow Green. Please support us to help make the vision for the West Boathouse a reality.
If the amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type "west boathouse" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can also donate to this project by TEXT, simply TEXT WEBH47 followed by the amount you wish to donate, so for example "WEBH47 £10" to 70070
Historic Environment Scotland have confirmed a Building Repair Grant Award of £360k to Glasgow Building Preservation Trust for the West Boathouse. The award will contribute to the eligible repairs of the building and we are grateful to Historic Environment Scotland for confirming the first capital funding for the project.
You can read the announcement here – funding boost for Scotland’s historic buildings
Add your support to the project by contributing to the development costs and help us get the project on-site.
Updated on: 22nd June 2016
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.