Playground Rejuvenation
We did it
On 7th October 2020 we successfully raised £5,215 ( + est. £543.75 Gift Aid ) with 119 supporters in 42 days

Our local playground has become rundown, it will soon be condemned & removed by the council due to insufficient funds. We want to stop this!

by More in Dore in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The stretch target listed would allow us to fully remove, resurface and replace the current playground with modern equipment better suited to a wider age range and with increased access for all.

1597181024_more_in_dore.jpgABOUT US

More in Dore was formed by a small group of local parents in mid 2019. We are a not for profit community group operating as a sub-committee of The Dore Village Society.


We aim to provide facilities at Dore Recreation Ground in the interests of social welfare, recreation and leisure time for the local community and for the general citizens of Sheffield. 

We aim to improve the condition and quality of life for the people who use the grounds, without discrimination or exclusion by sex, race, ability or age.

Increase the enjoyment, relaxation and health of all that use the facilities, and to encourage greater use of the recreation ground as a public amenity.

Stimulate the educational, physical, creative, imaginative, social and cognitive development of children and young people across a range of ages and abilities.

Minimise the risk of accident, hazard or infection to users of the park.

1597905018_img_0291.jpgThe current playground at Dore recreation ground.


The playground at Dore recreation ground is the only one in the local vicinity which is within walking distance for most residents. 

A recent council report states that a majority of the play equipment at the recreation ground is either near or at the end of it's lifespan. As there is no funding available from the council to replace them, and not wanting to lose the playground for future generations, we have made it our mission to raise sufficient funds to enable new facilities within the recreation ground for the whole community to enjoy. 

We aim to do this through a range of fun local based events in tandem with any fund or grant applications available to us. We had already applied for the Governments 'Pocket Parks' funding at the end of 2019, but unfortunately our application was unsuccessful due to the large number of applicants who applied. We had planned several community events for earlier this year which would help raise awareness of our group and hopefully start to raise some funds for the project, but due to the global pandemic we had to cancel all of these! We are in the process of organising an online fundraising event in September, an online comedy gig, but are hoping that this Aviva Community Fund will help to kick-start the process for us...

1597905209_img_0286.jpgThe current playground at Dore recreation ground.


The first stage, which this Crowdfunder target will help us get underway,  is a phased removal, resurface and replacement of current play equipment as funding allows. It will be replaced with more modern apparatus that will appeal to a wider age range and mobility of children.

Several years down the line, once we have completed the first stage and If permissions / funding allow, for the next stages of our project we would like to introduce new features to areas of the recreation ground to widen the demographic of users. This could be anything from a scooter/bike park for older children or a multi use games/sports, to gym and mobility apparatus that can be used by older users or a sensory garden.

1597905331_img_0301.jpgThe current playground at Dore recreation ground.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

For any business donating over £50, we will add a link on the More in Dore website to your company home page.

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