After 4 years work, Future Wolverton has just gone live with their first Community Shares Offer!
They are hoping to raise £200k for refurbishment and redevelopment of the Old School in Old Wolverton. The Old School is a Grade 2 listed building in Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes, which has been closed to community use for over 10 years.
Last Summer, Future Wolverton secured funding from Power to Change to purchase the building, which will serve an area of Milton Keynes that has seen massive housing development, without the corresponding community infrastructure.
The project is a result of a unique partnership with Slated Row School, a community special school for 4-19 year olds with moderate to severe learning difficulties, which is located next door to the Old School. Every aspect of the centre will be run by the 6th Form and year 10 students at Slated Row, from cleaning and maintaining the building, through to taking bookings for the community space and 3 bed Guest House we are creating next door.
To find out more watch our short film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwmexVX5c6o
You can invest as little as £50, and every £1 invested up to a total of £50k will be matched by the Community Shares Unit. Future Wolverton are also offering a 2% return on all investments from 2021 onwards. Applications for shares can be made online at www.ethex.org.uk/oldschoolwolverton