Climate Challenge Crowdfunder
We are passionate about protecting our environment and are committed to helping bring about change, in particular to attitudes surrounding this issue. We are in a unique position to be able to do this due to our connections and engagement with a wide range of people through our education and community programmes. Plus, we can do this NOW, with YOUR HELP in the development of the John Jenkins Stadium.
As a new build, we are able to incorporate, from the start, environmentally friendly building processes and materials to provide better and more adaptable facilities. The EcoHub classroom is just part of this and will sit within a forested area in the grounds of the facility, blending seamlessly into its natural surroundings.
The EcoHub classroom will be a focus for our environmental and education programmes, teaching our community the importance of protecting the planet from climate change, how we can all be part of that and what we can do.
The area around the structure will be geared towards increasing biodiversity and will also incorporate raised beds for fruit and veg growing projects as well as sustainable planting. Insect housing, hedgehog houses, bee drinking stations are just some of the features we are excited to create to encourage wildlife into the area around the classroom and in the grounds.
As well as providing a unique and dedicated space, building the EcoHub will also help us fulfill our ambition of reaching net-zero carbon emissions at the John Jenkins Stadium by 2050.
Why your support is needed
We have already raised over £5m to build the John Jenkins Stadium but, we need to fundraise for any extras such as the EcoHub classroom.
The EcoHub classroom will be situated in the northwest corner of the grounds and within easy distance of the stadium and facilities. Groundworks are needed to prepare the area before building can commence. A team will then move in to erect and install the prepared structure on-site, which will be complete with a sedum-style roof, disability access and plenty of seating.
The EcoHub will also be used by our many different community groups as an alternative meeting and greeting space that is both calm and inspirational. All monies raised through this campaign will go towards building the EcoHub classroom.
How you can help
We need to raise at least £10,000 to fund the EcoHub classroom. We can win some match funding from Portsmouth City Council if we raise a minimum of £1,000 but as it’s on a first come first serve basis, we need to do it fast! So …
- Make a pledge to donate any amount you can afford – all donations are very much appreciated
- Pledge money for one of our many rewards
- Spread the word
- Share the link to our page
- Encourage friends and family to support us too
- Follow progress on social media
Donate £10 and get a massive THANK YOU, your name in the POMPEY FC MATCH DAY programme, and get a shout-out on our social media.
Donate now and #backthefuture of Pompey in the Community, our city and our planet. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/education-environment-the-ecohub