Phoenix Canoe Club is a canoe and sailing facility based in North London near the Brent Cross shopping centre and the M1.
Located on the Welsh Harp reservoir it is an oasis of quiet and wildlife. The Centre is a charity offering courses and day experiences on the water, particularly to young people through their schools and clubs. Around 8,500 people enjoy a 2-hour water experience every year, a number that has grown steadily since the Centre was founded in 2004.
As numbers have grown, the Centre has outgrown its facilities which are largely wooden huts. The Centre has secured planning permission for an environmentally friendly purpose-built facility on its existing site. Funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Sporting Assets has worked with the Centre on its new vision and business plan to ensure it has future activities and revenues that benefit the community and enable the Centre to be financially sustainable. The Centre has already been successful in securing some funding for the capital build and news of other grant applications is awaited.