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Legacy and Management - A Sustainable Future

The new Facility an Innovative project has secured a future for Europa Gymnastics Club, Nemesis Boxing Club and Europa Weight Lifting Club and is a true sporting legacy for the local community.

The £5.8 million pound project brought together a unique mix of local sports providers, and captured the imagination and support of a range of funders and partners.

The London Borough of Bexley acted as accountable body throughout the development of the project with Barratt Homes gifting the land and additional funding through a Section 106 agreement. External funding and support was also secured from the Olympic Delivery Authority, Sport England, Mayor of London’s Sport Legacy Fund, British Gymnastics, the Amateur Boxing Association of England Limited  and Cory Environment Trust in Britain.

The funding provided for the capital build of the facility ie the building. The ongoing operational costs of staffing, utility bills, council tax, equipment costs etc have to be found by the management of the facility on a monthly basis.

The Europa School of Gymnastics Charitable Trust

The Europa School of Gymnastics Charitable Trust holds the lease for the Europa Gym Centre. The Trust has a Board of Trustees.

Trustees: Phillip Barefoot, Councillor Christine Bishop, Jenny Kent MBE, Paul Kingham, Jeff Petar & Brian Stocks

Europa Gym Centre Community Investment Company

Europa Gym Centre Community Investment Company was established in November 2010 in order to manage the new Europa Gymnastics facility.

Community Investment Company Philosophy

The Europa Centre provides for children, young people, adults, senior citizens, and people with disabilities taking part in recreational gymnastics, boxing and weight lifting through to elite performers from LB Bexley residents and the surrounding locality.

The Community Investment Company works to generate a financial surplus in order that we can invest in facilities, equipment and staff to ensure the sustainable provision of sports, leisure and recreational services.

Chief Executive - Len Arnold

Director of Coaching - Yvonne Arnold

Director of Business Development - Emma Sheriff

Funding - Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Who manages Europa Gym Centre?

See: Europa Gym Centre Community Interest Company above.

Question: I live at Vickers Green does my monthly service charge give me free use of the Europa Centre?

No is the answer - Barrett’s gifted the land and helped fund the capital build of the new centre only. However, you can obtain reduced fees and membership for all activities through the Centres Post Code Discount Scheme.

Question: Who provides the ongoing money to fund the running of the club and the new building?

No organisation or funding bodies provide funding for the ongoing running of the club facilities.

The Europa Gym Centre Community Interest Company manages the facility and it is due to the fantastic membership and volunteers that the club has remained sustainable

To ensure the club remains sustainable in the long term the priorities and focus areas of the Community Investment Company is to grow the membership of the club, raise funds to meet the ongoing costs, reduce the cost of expenditure especially rising utility costs and at the same time Maintain a modern sustainable building and its much needed equipment.

Question: Can I make a donation to the Europa Gym Centre

Yes Europa Gym Centre has its own Just For Giving page  

The Europa Gym Centre CIC