We wouldn’t survive without all the help we get from so many people and businesses in our community. We also wouldn’t have managed the huge refurbishment we’ve now completed, which makes the centre so much better for everyone who uses it. Some people help us out regularly and others come forward to donate to our appeals. We are hugely grateful to everyone!
A huge thanks to:
Donated on 10/15/2019
We were delighted to be successful in our bid for £166,000 towards project 1 of our development. This grant will allow us to go ahead with work to reorganise the internal layout of Penistone Leisure Centre to maximise the potential of the building and to make the centre accessible to everyone in our community. The current layout limits its use, meaning people have to walk through the main hall during classes to access the gym rooms, party room, kitchen and storage.
EPIP are The East Peak Innovation Partnership and was established in 2008 . EPIP is delivering a community-led social and economic rural development programme across rural communities in North Sheffield, West Barnsley, Denby Dale and Kirkburton, and is endorsed by and attracts funding from the European Union and UK Government.
Flooring in weights room
Donated on 01/18/2018
The director of IMS, Gary Wainwright, has provided and fitted flooring for us in the men’s toilets, changing rooms, and most generously the rubber flooring in the weights room.
We were delighted to be awarded a grant from Yor4Good for £10,000 towards landscaping at the front of the centre to make disabled access ramp
Donated on 01/11/2020
Huge thank you to Freemasonry in the Community for providing us with £100 towards the acoustic curtain that we have installed to divide the hall into two. The NHS are hiring Penistone Leisure Centre to do Cardiac Rehabilitation in the community, and this donation has allowed the NHS to use the centre.
Many thanks to Penistone’s Mayor Gillian Millner for choosing us to be beneficiary for £1000 per year in years 2018 and 2019. This £2000 was used towards critical repairs (leaking rooflights!) and preparation costs towards the big refurbishment project.
Donated on 01/29/2020
Huge thank you to Ivanhoe Lodge for providing us with £3,000 towards the acoustic curtain that we have installed to divide the hall into two. The NHS are hiring Penistone Leisure Centre to do Cardiac Rehabilitation in the community, and this donation has allowed the NHS to use the centre.
We were delighted to have been awarded a £1000 grant from Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Movement for Good. This £1000 will go towards Project 1 of our refurbishment.
Donated on 12/16/2019
Huge thank you to West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd for providing us with £2,500 towards the acoustic curtain that we have installed to divide the hall into two. The NHS are hiring Penistone Leisure Centre to do Cardiac Rehabilitation in the community, and this donation has allowed the NHS to use the centre.
We have recived £60k from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Section 106 fund.
Section 106 is money that has been set aside by developers to mitigate the impact that their development will have on local communities. This money is then allocated to community venues and spaces to improve facilities for the local area.
The £60k will go towards Project 1 of our refurbishment, along with the money from EPIP and some of our own funds. Project 1 of our refurbishment is the internal reorganisation of Penistone Leisure Centre to maximise the potential of the building and to make the centre accessible to everyone in our community. The current layout limits its use, meaning people have to walk through the main hall during classes to access the gym rooms, party room, kitchen and storage. Our new layout will mean much improved facilities and better access.
Co-op generously donated £2,078.53 towards installation of a disabled access ramp. This will mean that Penistone Leisure Centre can become much more useful to a much broader section of our community.
Donated on 02/24/2020
We are delighted to have been sucessful in applying to SYCF for a grant of £5,000 towards the required flooring for the refurbished side rooms here at Penistone Leisure Centre!
This money has been awarded from the Mark Dransfield and Deborah Holmes Charitible Fund and Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Philanthropy Catalyst Fund, so we are very grateful to the above named people for making the grant possible.
We are proud to be supported by South Yorkshire Community Foundation
Donated on 01/24/2020
We’re delighted to say we’ve been successful in applying for £2907.80 from the Better Barnsley Bond.
This money will go towards accessible serving counters in the cafe and reception desks in the foyer.
Donated on 10/21/2019
We were incredibly honoured to be left £5,000 from the estate of Miss Mary Margaret Lees.
This special gift comes at such a vital point in Penistone Leisure Centre’s development plans and will be used towards the refurbishment project.
We hope you’ll join us in thanking the family of Miss Lees for their kind donation.
Painted weights room for free
Donated on 01/10/2018
Josh and his guys came along and volunteered their time to paint our new Gym room in 2018. This was a massive help and hurried us along in getting the gym open again!
A massive thank you to them, and we would thoroughly recommend them to anyone!
Free maintenance/installation of CCTV & fire/burglar alarms etc.
We are very grateful to Ian Owen, of Defender Security Services Ltd for his ongoing commitment to Penistone Leisure Centre. Ian gives his time free of charge as a donation to Penistone Leisure Centre and installs/services/maintains our Alarm & CCTV systems (fire/burglar etc).
Thank you Ian!
Donated on 02/24/2020
Huge thank you to Pengestone Lodge for providing us with £250 towards the acoustic curtain that we have installed to divide the hall into two. The NHS are hiring Penistone Leisure Centre to do Cardiac Rehabilitation in the community, and this donation has allowed the NHS to use the centre.
Discounted rates on Skip Hire/Scrap Metal removal.
Donated on 12/09/2019
Bulk Group have supported Penistone Leisure Centre by sharing nearly all of our social media posts to their followers, and also with discounted rates on a skip to take away our scrap metal removed during the refurbishment. We are very happy to recommend their services and thank them for their continued support.
Donated on 02/13/2020
We are very grateful to Penistone Ward Alliance who have awarded us a grant of £4648.30 to go towards paint, shelving and flooring. This will allow the volunteers to decorate the refurbished areas of the Leisure Centre!
Donated on 11/02/2018
Provided funding for energy saving measures – roof repairs, warm roof on back rooms, new windows and LED lights in the hall.
Donated on 09/22/2019
Many thanks to Shaun Dimelow and Penistone Footpath Runners for organising 2019’s Penistone Hill Race, and to the 89 runners who completed the tough 10k route!
The race raised just under £1,000 towards the upkeep of Penistone Leisure Centre. The hill race has been run annually since 2013 and is a really valuable fundraiser to keep us going!
Thanks to Steve Frith for his permission to use the photograph featured.
Donated on 12/21/2019
We were delighted to hear that we’ve been sucessful in applying for a grant of £2500 from the Talbot Trusts, a small Sheffield based, grant giving charity. The Talbot Trusts donate to health related charitible causes in Sheffield and surrounding areas.
We will use this donation towards the cost of installing reception desks and serving counters in the cafe.
New Chairs and Tables for the Cafe and Lockers!
Donated on 11/03/2020
Huge thank you to Steven Sanderson from OSI Office and School Furniture (Barugh Green) for donating us some fantastic new chairs and tables for our recently refurbished Cafe. Steven has also generously donated us some lockers too.
We highly recommend Steven’s business if you need any furniture for your office or school!
OSI Office and School Furniture
Unit B, Zenith Park, Whaley Road, Barnsley.