FLO CHARITABLE TRUST
Who operates Flo Skatepark?
Flo Charitable Trust is a young organisation. In the short time we have been active we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved. We knew Flo had the potential to grow but we now know that with our strategy and the continued drive and passion of all involved, Flo will become one of the leading skateparks in the Country and a significant sports facilities in the City, offering the people of Nottingham a unique environment to get active, get involved and get creative
'ITS MORE THAN JUST A SKATEPARK...'
Flo is a 40,000sq.ft indoor skatepark housed in a former industrial warehouse by the River Trent, close to the city centre of Nottingham. The building was operated as a skatepark by two previous operators since 2012. The building is owned by Blueprint Regeneration Ltd who lease the site to us. They really are the best partners a skatepark has ever had, and support the park in every way they can.
After the previous operator of the building locked the gates for the last time on August 26th 2018 Nottingham faced being without an indoor skatepark for the first time since 2012. At this point we had no lease, no staff, or any of the structure required to even consider these responsibilities. We didn’t have a bank account but that was ok because we didn’t have any money to put in it anyway!
'FLO CHARITABLE TRUST?'
WHO ARE 'THE TRUST'?
Flo Charitable Trust was established by a group of volunteers to try and prevent the skatepark from disappearing. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with The Charity Commission in England Wales (1172115). Our governing body comprises seven Trustees and we employ a team of part-time staff and a full-time Operations Manager to run the skatepark.
A NEW EPOCH!
On October 20th the doors opened to Flo, looking better than ever and part of the community for the first time ever. Backed by a world-renowned commercial sponsor and supported by an army of volunteers and a team of staff. We hope the following pages summarise how impressive the community response has been in our opening 3 months as well as providing an introduction to our strategy to create something special in our community before BMX Park and Skateboarding appear together for the first time at an Olympiad In Tokyo 2020.
We have 4 main goals.
Develop projects tailored to the needs of specific groups, using the power of our sports and activities to achieve wider personal and social benefits for the people of Nottingham, identifying and removing barriers that may prevent people from taking part.
Grow and develop our existing infrastructure of talented Coaches and Volunteers
Build the best weekly timetable of events and activities, making full use of the resources we have available to meet the needs of our community
Flo is part of the Trent Basin development project and the amount of time in our current site uncertain. We will limit facility work to essentials and maintenance only at this site. We have started our planning to secure the support and funding to develop a permanent, centrally located home for Flo.