Towards 2017 - An optimistic view

Written by Terry Kemp on .

Though the year of 2016 is not yet over it is thought that an optimistic view 'towards 2017' would be an advantage.

The year so far has fueled that optimism for we have had many generous pledges and donations to bring us closer towards our target. The Trustees and the School is extremly grateful for this support. so where are we now and where could we be as the new year arrives? 

We are hoping to make a start in the New year.The build will be undertaken over a 20-week period in a single phase, the total costs have been calculated by a professional cost consultant and total £216,000. Three tenders will be obtained.

Estimated Capital Costs £

Conversion of Barn 108,000
Courtyard Works 25,000
Contractors Prelims 40,000 (20 weeks)
Professional Fees & Contingency 35,996
Inflation Allowance (5%) 8,996
Total 215,916

Our fundrtaising shows - 

Total funding received 70,000

Total funding pledged 71,000
Cash in Kind (Courtyard) 15,000 Work to be undertaken by volunteers

Totals pledged/ received 156,000
Fundraising target 216,000
Balance to raise 60,000

We have a range of upcoming funding decisions all by year end so possibly - POSSIBLY- the £60,000 will be there by then so............

TK at work

In the meantime we are continueing making further applications.


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We want to share traditional outdoor skills and learning whilst breaking down those barriers between people with special needs, the wider community and workplaces.

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Rowdeford School,
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Wiltshire SN10 2QQ.

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