We have been selected by Groundworks UK for a grant to support our schools’ Greening Day project and will receive one of three grants of £8000, £10,000 or £12,000. Please vote for our project Greening Days in Paganhill, Chalford, Stroud and Nailsworth Tescos stores from 27th February to 6th March!
Participating schools will receive a bespoke day of expert led activities for an entire student cohort and staff to improve school grounds through hands-on experiential activities and environmental workshops including pond building, making pollinator and small mammal habitats, bird and bat boxes and sowing wildflower meadows, planning orchards and hedgerows and workshops on sustainable technology and natural systems. Schools will have an improved site with more potential for outdoor learning and increased wildlife plus great ideas for staff and management.
Sensory Garden design consultations went wonderfully well – we held a big public exhibition and consultation through November to January and now we’re working towards next steps for an ambitious community project.
Watch this space or get in touch to find out more and how to be involved.
Creative Camping 2016 will be the best yet with 8 camps planned for disabled and non-disabled young people to develop confidence, independence and expectations of self and others. Read our Spring camps flyer for info about the three camps in March, April and June.
We’re also running a family camp and young leaders camp for local groups plus planning a new camp by the sea with climbing and waterfall jumping!
If you know a young person who’d like to join us on any of our camps let us know. We also love young volunteers age 18+, disabled and non-disabled.
Access Bike has been so popular in 2015 that we couldn’t actually meet the demand. So that we can grow this important project sustainably for 2016 and beyond we’re setting it up as a youth led social enterprise.
We’re looking for sponsorship to train two technicians and two coaches, for racking and storage units for the workshop and for mentors to support young people on their learning journey. We’re also seeking funding from Gloucestershire Community Fund, Gloucestershire County Council Community Chest and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Plus we’ll be launching our crowd source appeal in March.
We’ve an amazing new site for the project at Brimscombe Port, supported by the Grace Network, right next door to Rush skate park – how awesome is that!
If you can help or know anyone that can please let us know.