2017 PARK REVITALIZATION APPLICATION

APPLICATIONS DUE 9/1/16

GILMORE | HENNE COMMUNITY FUND

Guidelines for Park Revitalization Requests

 

Mission

The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund was established in 2010 by NFL Players John Gilmore and Chad Henne to improve our community and the lives of children through the revitalization of parks and recreational facilities.

 

Revitalization Projects

The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund has revitalized 8 playgrounds since inception. Once an application has been chosen, the process begins by gathering the immediate community in order to develop a plan and garner input. The next step is the community build, where G|H supporters, community volunteers, and neighbors all come together to renovate and/or create the new or refreshed park all in one day. Ongoing park maintenance and park programming are then put in place to ensure sustainability of our efforts and to continue engaging the neighbors and the community in developing a sense of ownership in their new park. The revitalized park then becomes a safe, clean space for our youth to grow, play, and learn, instilling a sense of pride and community, where it wasn’t before.

The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund revitalized the following playgrounds:

2010 – Second & Oley Playground | Reading, PA

2011 – Barbey’s Playground | Reading, PA

2011 – Temple Playground | Temple, PA

2012 – The Backyard Project at Opportunity House | Reading, PA

2012 – West Lawn Playground | West Lawn, PA

2013 – Locust Street Park | Fleetwood, PA

2014 – 16th & Haak Playground | Reading, PA

2016 – Essick Playground | Reading, PA

 

Application Process Logo

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All Park Revitalization Applications must be submitted in writing between 7/1/16 – 9/21/16 to:

Gilmore | Henne Community Fund
GoggleWorks, Suite 502
201 Washington Street
Reading, PA  19601

Applicants are also encouraged to submit an electronic copy of their application to:

info@ghcommunityfund.com

 

Decisions will be made by 11/30/16. You will be notified by mail and/or email of the Gilmore | Henne Community Fund’s decision

regarding your application. We kindly ask that applicant organizations or representatives do not call to check on

the status of their request.