West End Road, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 6RE SKLPC

Faq

  • Why should I support the new Samaj building?

    The key benefit will be the personal feeling that you belong to a SKLPC community and will be supporting the construction of a building with modern sports and community facilities for the wider community that will serve the next  generations in our community. This project will not only benefit you but your children, friends and other fellow community members.

    We are all part of SKLPC by virtue of our ancestry. We may move cities, countries and continents but we will for generations still be known as originating from Kutch. It is our opportunity to build a flagship centre that epitomises our community identity, strength and cohesion and will bring pride and joy for years to come. Elevate our kanbi community to new heights and help future generations to preserve our social, cultural and personal beliefs through education, cultural, social and sports activities .

  • Why we need a new centre?

    The Centre in its present condition does not meet our community requirements and requires a lot of works to be done to provide better and modern facilities for our Sports and Community events including the upgrading of our facilities for better traffic management to make it easier for vehicles to enter and exit the centre, better security and allowing better pedestrians access to our the centre.

    Every year we spend thousands of pounds to organise our functions in a large marquee with associated sound systems, stage, decorations, carpeted flooring, etc. Not to mention the time spent by hundreds of our dedicated volunteers to set all this up and manage it. At the same time, the cost of hiring external services for our functions is increasing every year as with everything else in life. The new centre will address so many of these issues within the new and modern facilities.

  • What are the objective of the Project?

    The SKLPC (UK) India Gardens project is to develop and rejuvenate the facilities enabling our community to play a variety of sports as well as stay healthy and active. We believe that, the new state of the art centre will encourage people of all ages to take active part in sports, fitness and other community activities with new energy and enthusiasm.

    Our regenerated centre will be a state of the Art Sports & Community Centre complying with current rules, regulations and modern standards of construction and Sports Facilities so that the users of the centre can enjoy and excel in their chosen activities and can make the most of their visit during their stay at the centre.

  • What facilities will be available?

    The key facilities will be:

    a)  Two indoor halls with two separate dining facilities and two separate kitchen facilities in different flexible combinations

    b) A large modern outdoor children’s play area, green rooftop garden and meditation area

    c) Multi-purpose rooms for meetings, parties, mehndi nights, dhol classes, cultural classes, training classes, bereavement prayers, seminars, conferences, member’s lounge and facilities for senior citizens.

    d) Walking track that goes around the perimeter of our grounds

    e) Vegetarian cafe

  • What sports facilities will be available?

    The key facilities will be:

    a) Two external cricket pitches and a separate cricket pavilion, viewing terrace, changing and shower facilities

    b) One external football pitch with changing and shower facilities

    c) Multi Purpose sports hall comprising 8 badminton courts, 5-a-side football pitch, netball courts, volleyball courts and indoor cricket nets

    d) Studios/multi-purpose rooms available for a gym, aerobics, dance classes, spin classes, zumba, self defence and yoga etc.

  • How will the new centre benefit children?

    a) A safe, secure and modern playing ground with a range of playing equipment

    b) Sports activities

    c) Educational seminars such as careers advise

    d) Possibilities of running summer and half terms camps in the future

    e) Creche facilities

    f) Gaming room facility

    g) Children birthday party facilities

  • How will the new centre benefit young adults?

    a) Sports activities including Cricket and football

    b) Educational seminars such as careers advise

    c) Possibilities of running summer and half terms camps in the future

    d) Business, professional and social seminars and networking facilities

    e) Gym facilities

    f) Possibilities of a ladies netball, ladies cricket and volleyball team

  • How will the new centre benefit parents?

    a) Utilising sports facilities including Cricket and football

    b) Utilising keep fit activities such as yoga, walking track, gym, zumba classes, meditation area etc.

    c) Social café area

    d) Attending seminars

    e) Utilising the hall facilities

    f) Creche facilities for your children

    g)Discounted fees for your children for the Cricket Club

  • How will the new centre benefit senior citizens?

    a) Walking facilities

    b) Meditation area

    c) Library and weekly movies facilities

    d) Social activities

    e) Keep fit & yoga activities

    g) Relaxation in the rooftop garden

    i) Traditional benches for sitting

    j) Flower / Vegetable gardens

    k) Possibility of transport from local area to Northolt

  • How will the new centre benefit businesses?

    a) Meeting / Seminar rooms

    b) Away day sports facilities

    c) Advertising and Marketing of your businesses

    d) Company social events

    e) Company award evenings

  • How will the new centre benefit professionals?

    A) Sports activities

    B) Running seminars and giving careers advise

    C) Professional networking events

    D) Gym facilities

  • How will the new centre benefit life members?

    a) Discounted sports facilities

    b) Discounted keep fit activities such as yoga, gym, zumba classes

    c) Discounted café

    d) Discounted hall hire

    e) Discounted Tuition fees at Saturday School

    f) Discounted fees for our Cricket Club

    g) Discounted Navratri and Mela events

    (All discounts subject to new terms and conditions(TBC))

  • How will the new centre benefit affiliated organisations/Temples?

    a) Discounted hall hire

    b) Discounted hire for Sport facilities

    c) Two free bookings for either hall hire or indoor sports facilities for affiliated organisation/Temples events (One off two free bookings)

    (All discounts subject to availability and new terms and conditions(TBC))

  • How will the new centre benefit sports organisations?

    a) Discounted sports facilities

    b) Discounted keep fit activities such as yoga, gym, zumba classes

    c) Secure facilities with parking, café, shower facilities and changing rooms

    d) Discounted hall hire for sports organisation functions

  • How will the new centre benefit the local community?

    a) All facilities for hire subject to availability and applicable terms and conditions(TBC)

  • What is the estimated construction cost?

    The estimated cost of construction will be announce at the 47th e-AGM 27th June 2021

  • How are we going to collect the funds for this project?

    The funds/donations will be collected by:

    1. Personal contact with our SKLPC Community Members
    2. Online donation
    3. Donation in kind (Contribution of building materials, equipment & other accessories (electrical, mechanical, kitchen & bathrooms etc..)
    4. Organizing fund raising events
  • Is there opportunities for Naming (Namkaran) Rights and Sponsors Plaque

    Yes there is a naming rights and sponsors plaques list
    Please refer to the naming rights and sponsors plaques list and then contact  Vinod Harji Halai on 07831 572 676 & Dhiru Vekaria 07958 703 968

  • What are the projected commencement and completion dates ?

    The anticipated Project commencement date is the first quarter of 2023 with a completion at the end of Q1 2025(subject to funding) .

  • Whom should I contact for my donation/pledge or requesting further information?

    Please contact your gaam committee members for making your donation/pledges or email at ig@sklpc.com requesting further information. You can also call or text the dedicated mobile number – 07943 815 275

  • What funds have been allocation by SKLPC for this project from its general funds?

    Currently we have
    a) Allocated £750,000 from our general fund
    b) We have already spent £290,000 from our general funds to obtain planning permission

  • What other SKLPC assets we hold that we can use towards the project if required?

    We own Hendon Hall which can be sold as a worst case scenario to help fund this project.

  • Are grants being sought to help fund the development?

    Applications will be made for all available grants, but we have not included these amounts in our calculation, since we have no control over how much we can apply for, and more importantly what will be awarded in what timeframe

  • Are we accepting loans?

    Not at this point. We are focusing all our efforts on donations but spread over 3 years starting from 2020

  • How can I donate?

    You can donate by completing

    a) An donation/pledge form

    b) Making an online donations on our website

    c) You can make a one off payment or spread your payment over one, two or three years or more by monthly instalments up to the amount you are comfortable to donate.

    d) Details of the SKLPC(UK) sort code and bank account number(30-99-64 / Acct no 00104613) which are on the donation/pledge form or monthly installments form

  • Can I/we do fund raising events to support this project?

    Yes. You can, We have already been approached by some community members to do IG project awareness and funding raising events. Please contact IG@sklpc.com

  • What is SKLPC organising this year as a major fundraising event

    Due to Covid 19 Restrictions all major fund raising event have been put on hold.

  • I /we can not afford to give donation now due to family university/educational commitments.

    Don’t worry. That’s OK. We understand the situation some community member may have and to address this, we have a monthly/annual payment facility and you can donate the amount you are comfortable with. This can be spread over one, two or three years or more. The fund raising will continue during the construction phase till the centre opens & will continue thereafter as well. We want you and your family to be part of this exciting once in a life time community project in the UK. We want you to be happy and comfortable with the donation you wish to make and method you wish to use.

  • Are we getting any help from our overseas community members and sister organisations?

    We have good positive support from our sister organisations and overseas community members. The current priority however is to collect the majority of the donations/pledges required for the new center from our community members who live in the UK and will be the main beneficiaries of the new centre

  • Do I have to fill in the donation/pledge form.

    Yes. You have to fill in the donation/pledge form, which has a unique number, so that we can identify any payments you make into the SKLPC India Gardens project bank account. If you need help in filling the form, Please contact your gaam committee or email ig@sklpc.com or call us on our dedicated IG number 07943 815 275

  • Will I get a receipt for the donation?

    Yes. On completion of the donation/pledge form and after making a payment, you will get a donation receipt and a copy of your original donation/pledge form. It will have a name of the person paying the donation.

  • What are the payment methods?

    You can pay by

    a) Online donations at the sklpc website

    b) Cheque made payable to SKLPC(UK)

    c) Pay upto £2000 in cash to our authorised SKLPC(UK) treasurer

    d) Bank transfer to the bank account details on the donation/pledge form (30-99-64 / Acct no 00104613)

  • I/we have a business. How can I/we contribute to the project?

    Business Donations/Material donations are welcome.

    You can donate in the following ways

    a) Make a corporate donation to SKLPC which is a registered charity

    b) You can pledge materials as donations such as joinery, floor tiles, professional services etc.

    c) You can pledge voluntary labour supply if you have a skilled workforce and team

    Please contact IG@sklpc.com or speak to Vinod Harji Halai on 07831 572 676 & Dhiru Vekaria on 07958 703 968

  • How will donors be recognised ?

    Donor Recognition

    A+ Single donor only areas (NR1 to NR10). Name (Namkaran) to be placed on the relevant designated area.
    A All donations received, including benefits in kind over £25,000. Sponsor’s Name Plaques (Takties) to be placed in Area A (To Be Allocated) and also in the designated sponsored area.
    B All donations received, including benefits in kind from £10,000 to £24,999. Sponsor’s Name Plaques (Takties) to be placed in Area B (To Be Allocated) and also in the designated sponsored area.
    C All donations received,  including benefits in kind from £2,000 to  £9,999. Sponsor’s Name Plaques (Takties) to be placed in Area C (To Be Allocated).
    D All donations under £1,999 including benefits in kind. All Donors to be recognised in an Official Publication.

    Honouring Historical Donors to be displayed in New India Gardens

    E Donors of Hendon Hall purchased on the 28th August 1979. Sponsor’s Name Plaques (Takties) to be placed in Area D (To Be Allocated).
    F Donors of Northolt Community Centre purchased on the 19th August 1996 and Freehold Purchase on 15th March 2005. Sponsor’s Name Plaques (Takties) to be placed in Area E (To Be Allocated).
  • How will the historical donors of Hendon Hall and Northolt Centre will be recognised?

    Sponsor’s Name will be placed in the designated area as mentioned above

  • New benefit during the life of IG Project to community members who are not life members

    Current recommendation: a zero membership cost at the May 2022 AGM for IG donations above £1,000 during the life of the IG project, and confirm that the zero cost life membership will still be subject to the life membership terms and conditions laid out in our constitution.

  • Will alcohol be allowed on the premises?

    No. The objectives of our Samaj in line with our constitution are to promote the advancement of Hindu religion, tradition, culture and community, providing a place where families and people of all ages can come together and enjoy the various events and cultural programmes

  • What will happen to current activities taking place during the construction?

    All activities will be

    a) Suspended on the premises during the construction for H & S reasons

    b) Specific activities such as Annual Mela, Navratri, Cricket and Fooball will be explored by using external facilities

  • Will the facilities be open to the general public? If so which ones?

    All facilities will be available to all and can be booked by the general public based on the normal SKLPC terms and conditions

  • Do the electronic and other communication comply with the latest GDPR regulations?

    All the current communication complies with GDPR, since SKLPC retain the information for all SKLPC life members and this is not shared with the gaams, and the gaams maintain their own membership databases which are not shared with SKLPC

  • Are grants being sought to help fund the development?

    Applications will be made for all available grants, but we have not included these amounts in our calculation, since we have no control over how much we can apply for, and more importantly what will be awarded in what timeframe

INDIA GARDENS

Let's Together Build Our New Home so Our Children, Grand Children & Great Grand Children Have a Safe Place to be at One With Their Community & Culture.

HOW CAN YOU HELP

You Can Make Your Donation or Pledge By Clicking the Donate Button Below or Contacting your Gaam Committee.