In April 2019, Anglian Building Products received a social value request from Croydon Council on behalf of The Kinetic Foundation, asking if we could help them by installing some new windows to the Croydon Sport Arena following a recent break-in and vandalisation.
The Kinetic Foundation is a registered charity that uses sport to engage deprived and disconnected South London youths through a series of programmes including netball and football teams, school engagement and holiday camps. They have made it their goal to refurbish the neglected community facility and set up home to deliver a lively youth centre providing activities and sport for Croydon’s young people.
After a site inspection by Paul Coyne, Anglian’s Contract Manager, a local fitting team were allocated to the project to complete the work as soon possible, to make the facility safe and secure so that activities could be resume as normal.
Anglian installed 3 brand new windows and finished off the internal and external of 2 further windows that needed some repair work. The space has been restored and the club teams are now able to use this room to hold their team meetings again. Anglian are pleased to have been able to assist the Kinetic Foundation and understand how import it is to provide a safe and welcoming community space for their young people.
“We are delighted to have been approached by Croydon Council to help restore the club house back to its original state. We hope that this facility will continue to be used to deliver training programmes to children and young people of the South London area for many years to come”, commented Paul Coyne, Anglian Building Products.
Who will use the facility?
The work at Croydon Sports Arena is the first of 15 new sports club refurbishment projects across England over three years, funded by £125,000 from the National Lottery via Sport England’s Potentials Fund.
Upon completion, the community facility will provide a safe space for over 200 young people per week.