A New Future for Stoke Park
The Stoke Park Community Outreach programme’s primary objective will be to support and collaborate with local charitable organisations, to work on specific projects that support, engage, and have positive impact on the community, build long term relations, strategic partnerships and provide opportunities to help enrich the lives of young people through education, sport, culture and the arts.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants that meet the following criteria: For projects from local charities, clubs & societies, community groups, or regional branches of national charities based on supporting residents or areas within Buckinghamshire. National charities will be considered if there is a potential for a regional focus. Projects that will deliver a positive and lasting benefit to the community particularly in the areas of the youth community, education, sports, culture and the arts. Projects that can demonstrate clear objectives, measurable outcomes and impacts will be considered.
PROJECTS COMPLETED SINCE RELIANCE INDUSTRIES PURCHASED STOKE PARK
Successful Christmas Gift Campaign of 1000 gifts for both sick and children in need distributed via various charities.
£5000 donation to Slough Foodbank (equivalent of 1000 Christmas dinners also covering South Bucks) Platinum Sponsorship of the Gerrards Cross Fun Run- large local community event, which supports three charities.
Donation to the Stoke Poges School to buy furniture and equipment for their new STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Music) cabin.
Donation to the Stoke Poges Horticultural Society of which we are a Patron to fund the marquee for the Annual Show in the Summer – important community event.
Donation made to support charity event in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care at Home, at the Rotary Club of Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St Peter.
Stoke Park will set up a Community Fund in Buckinghamshire to be administered by Heart of Bucks, supporting local charities/community groups in local radius.
Heart of Bucks would administer Stoke Park in the Community fund, each identifying deserving causes. The programme of funding would be funded by Stoke Park. Individual grants of up to £5,000 would be available and identified through an application/selection process .
The Inspiration Programme helps address the needs of children and young people who lack an awareness of/or motivation to achieve opportunities available to them. Improves their work-readiness, education, life experiences, self-confidence and resilience and develops practical skills throughout the course including teamwork, leadership, research and presentation skills. Students do this by gaining hands-on experience of five sectors: community and environment, business, arts and culture, police and criminal justice, health and wellbeing.
Each module is designed to enhance leadership and resilience in disadvantaged young people, broadening their horizons and helping them to achieve their own potential and ultimately social mobility.
A core part of the programme is a “Business Experience”, plus employee volunteering to deliver key sessions such as CV writing and public speaking.
The new model will involve self-delivery of the programme via schools, who are able to access all resources online/via a specialist app, yet still benefit from training and support from The Action4Youth team. It will contain all of the detailed information a teacher will need to deliver each of The Inspiration Programme’s 30 sessions.
Training, support and quality control will be provided by Action4Youth’s Inspiration Programme team to ensure teachers have all of the information and support they need to be able to deliver the programme successfully. Quality control visits will check a session as well as the student’s attendance at the programme and their work to ensure appropriate standards are being met.
Stoke Park will fund the app development and implementation in 3 local schools.
The potential reach of the app is 30 schools in years one and two, and an average of 150 students per school, thus 4500 children in total. Exponential growth is expected in the years to follow.
Stoke Park has worked with SportsAid since 2006 hosting Elton John concerts and special fundraising initiatives where we have welcomed future sports stars to mix with Olympic and World Champions. We have the opportunity to upscale our efforts to support future Olympic and Paralympic stars from Buckinghamshire. The partnership between SportsAid and Stoke Park would address issues such as: equality, diversity and inclusion; as well as the development of women’s sport; and the wider challenges for young people around self-esteem, mental well-being, personal development and responsibility.
The key elements of the proposed partnership would include :
Supporting 20 Athlete Awards – ensuring scale, reach, diversity and regional impact. Stoke Park would be making a significant impact in supporting UK athletes especially in the local area
Peer to Peer Inspiration – the athletes become ambassadors for the project, championing local communities to engage in sport and the associated benefits and helping inspire local children through outreach events. Supported by leading sports comms agency SportsBeat the peer to peer activity will have several facets: in person activity, online sessions and this wider media syndication of content and stories.
Activation – proactive outreach activity to create opportunities to access sport. This partnership would upscale Stoke Park’s pre-existing legacy of support and could also culminate in the SportsAid 50th anniversary activities in 2026 which could also be marked with an event at Stoke Park, as well as outreach activities at Stoke Park when it reopens.
Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG