Where are we now
The building and grounds are currently being renovated to make good previous damage to the building and to trim back space in the front and side gardens. The building has been made available by the Diocese of Leeds under a long 20-year peppercorn lease.
Designs have been drawn up through a community-led engagement process by Architecture Unknown and a preliminary cost estimate has been procured from a cost estimator. Planning is soon to be submitted.
Through grant giving trusts, community fundraising and philanthropic individuals we have raised 25% of costs (approx. £70k). Through current social enterprises we anticipate generating another 8% over the coming year.
An indication of our team’s capacity:
25% funding already raised
60% expertise already found
40% builders already found
Finance: € 45,000
The Old Vicarage will be developed in 3 phases to maximise the learning opportunities arising from construction.
Phase 1 – Redecorated and insulate the existing building to create a large open-plan kitchen, youth breakout/play spaces and separate playgroup spaces for younger children; at first floor a new quiet room, music room and office for Rooted In.
Phase 2 - Add modern new entrance extension, accessible W/Cs, and commercial kitchen to the rear. Renovate external wood workshop/shed.
Phase 3 - Roof dormer extensions to provide a second floor live/work unit for a young, local family.
We are looking for funding to complete Phase 1 over the next 6 months in addition to funds already raised.
- Collaboration homework table
- New kitchen incl. appliances
Skills: Planning & Management, PR & Marketing, Financial advice
Business planning: We have prepared an outline business plan for the Old Vicarage but would appreciate additional support to ensure the longevity of the project for the young people.
PR/Marketing: We want to work with a branding/marketing specialist to cocreate a logo and marketing materials with the young people to give the Vicarage its own visual identity.
Project management: We would love the support of an experienced project manager to lead the major development phases on behalf of Rooted In and ensure value for money during construction.
Funding bid management: Additional support for Rooted In's existing expertise to identify further contacts/resources and hone funding applications.
Stuff: Materials, Equipment & tools
Materials: Natural insulation products (woodfibre, rockwool) - Recycled surface finishes such as tongue and groove timber flooring, paint, paneling, wall paper.
Equipment: Any kitchen appliances or second hand kitchen cupboards which can be adapted for our space. Games for the young people such as consoles, board games, foosball table etc.