Story added: 23rd October 2018
We need your votes to help make the the second phase of The Nest a reality
Voting is now open for the Aviva Community Fund, and you can help us make the second phase of The Nest a reality.
This year, the Aviva Community Fund will help finance over 500 projects across the country, and we need your votes to be selected as one of them.
If successful, The Nest could receive funding of up to £25,000. Only projects with the most votes will be finalists, so your support is vital.
Voting is free, and only takes a couple of minutes. To back The Nest project, vote here before Tuesday 20th November 2018.
Why we need the Fund's support
The Nest needs Aviva’s help to turn a disused sports and social club into a thriving community hub that will improve the health and wellbeing of thousands of people every year.
The 22-acre site was derelict for four years until the Community Sports Foundation secured the facility and developed a clear vision to transform it into a new multi-purpose community hub. This accessible and welcoming centre will help Norfolk’s most disadvantaged, isolated and in-need to take positive steps to achieve their goals.
So far, we have refurbished the existing social club, creating a clubhouse with quality, affordable and accessible changing, eating and group facilities, alongside the repair of seven grass football pitches and construction of on-site residential accommodation.
Phase 2, when completed, will add a 5-court indoor sports hall, a 60-station accessible gym, a floodlit 3G football pitch, flexible classrooms and studio space, an IT suite, cafe and changing rooms. This will mean we can provide a unique combination of community-led activities which tackle key local challenges alongside safe and inclusive sports and recreational facilities for an additional 12,000 people each year.
In order to make this exciting vision a reality, we have launched a public fundraising campaign – #BuildTheNest – to raise the £2.5m we need towards the total project cost of £9.4m.