New Clubhouse – Donations

The creation of a new clubhouse is moving towards becoming a reality.

  • On 16 August an Extraordinary General Meeting approved going ahead with the next stages;
  • Progress has been made with Edinburgh Council on a new lease in line with the Heads of Terms agreed last year;
  • A professional survey has confirmed that there are no issues with the site beyond those we were aware of;
  • A grant application has been submitted to Sportscotland for our fully costed proposal;
  • Application for planning permission has been submitted

A note describing the proposal is attached. Drawings of the site and building are also attached.

While the club already has substantial funds to invest in a new clubhouse, we need a further £70,000. Because we can use Gift Aid, the amount that we have to raise from Donations is £56,000 with a further £14,000 coming from HMRC.

We are therefore seeking Donations from members of the club to raise this sum. All donations will be anonymous. As a guide to members, it’s clear, a few generous cornerstone donations will give us a great start. But even then, we’ll need the support on this from all members, with a sizeable number of members (80 – 100) donating of the order of £500 each.    Of course, all donations gratefully received.

The form invites lump sum donations or payment in ten installments. If you want to do something else please just fill in the amount of the first donation and contact Peter Collings at peyc.treasurer@gmail.com so he knows what you are doing..

Please pay by BACS transfer to Sort Code 83-19-20 account number 00237963 (please put your name as the reference) or by chequeposted to Peter Collings, 73 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6SZ . Most members paying in instalments will probably choose to set up a standing order through their online banking but if you want to use a paper form, a supply will be in the clubhouse.

For us to claim gift aid we must have a paper form completed by you. You can print the PEYC gift aid form or there are copies in the clubhouse. Please return it via the postbox in the clubhouse or post the form to Peter Collings at the above address.

Any contribution that you are able to make will help in replacing the clubhouse with a building which is fit for purpose, will support the development of the club, and be a fine place for you to enjoy.

Please speak to Peter Collings or Charlie Simpson if you have any queries or email peyc.treasurer@gmail.com .

A visualisation of the new clubhouse is below: