No Comply Skatepark

by No-Comply. Newport, indoor skatepark. in Newport, United Kingdom

Total raised £7,805

raised so far

132

supporters

We’re crowdfunding to keep the skatepark alive. Cost of living has increased, which has put a huge dent in our stability

by No-Comply. Newport, indoor skatepark. in Newport, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 16th September 2023 we'd raised £7,655 with 128 supporters in 21 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Keep the skatepark open. Make improvements to the skatepark and venue including a coffee machine and area for families The money is needed to support the shortfall of use over the summer months due to the good weather


Who are we?

A small indoor skatepark in Friar’s Walk shopping centre Newport. Our indoor skatepark is an all year round hub for like-minded users from 1 - 54 years of age. We run programs for disadvantaged youths, excluded youths, disabled users, girls only sessions and lessons. In April we ran the first all welsh girls skateboard competition with 22 competitor. We’re home to Newport’s only Queer Skate sessions each month and support volunteers of all ages to become qualified skateboard coaches with recognised qualifications. We’ve been used almost 8,000 by 2,,118 people. The skateparks size is its biggest draw back finically, although the size of the skatepark makes it more intimate for users and there’s a real shared learning experience for those that use it. . 

We’ve donated and refurbished over 50 skateboards and donated them along with pads and helmets to people that need them. 

We run monthly sessions for over 30’s skateboarders and you wouldn’t believe the standard of the older skaters.This gives adult a well needed session where they can use the space with unconditional positive regard 

Every week pre school users from 1- 5 years of age come to the skatepark to experience

We work closely with local Councils and Newport Live to support excluded children from school, to carry out meaningful activities each week 

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Why are we crowdfunding?

The skatepark has always fallen slightly short of its monthly financial target because we’ve tried keeping the costs as low as we can for users. Funded money had supported the project up till now but we’ve not been able to secure future funding for the project (yet). 

The skatepark is in need of some repairs and a few licks of paint also. Much of our equipment is a year old and is getting tatty and could do with being replaced also. We have a coffee machine, which would bring in more income for the skatepark but it would need to be plumed in professionally, which is a big job. 

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How we’ll spend the money raised

The money raised from crowdfunding will help subsidise rent and utilities over the winter months. As we usually fall short each month. 

If we raise enough money there is a possibility of a larger venue close by. A larger venue would make the skatepark more sustainable as it’s capacity is very low right now. 

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Community impact

The closest indoor skatepark is 25 miles away and not accessible to many youths living in Newport. Our location in the city centre has made the skatepark accessible for lots of people who walk, skate or get the bus in on their own. The local community support has been amazing with over 2000 unique users 

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How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

Select a reward

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A years membership - this entitles people to cheaper lessons and NC products, Everyone gets free stickers and this membership will add to the stability of the skatepark

£20 or more

£30 Reward

T shirt and membership We have lots of youth sized T shirts from 8 - 11 years old But limited adult T shirts. Also included are stickers

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