In April 2020 we received £500 pounds from the Magic Little Grants, Localgiving.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the support and contributions from the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, who make this programme possible.
The six funding trusts from the People’s Postcode Lottery who we will be collaborating with to administer our biggest ever Magic Little Grants programme in 2022 are:
Funding application: The funding will be used to purchase some jackets to allow a more comfortable experience during the winter months- for equipment they cannot afford. The rest will be split between staff and volunteer costs and venue hire to deliver sessions in canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. To be able to offer sessions for those with mental health difficulties help get active and provide an opportunity to socialise. Also to try something new and hopefully get involved in a regular physical activity.
Funding monitoring feedback: The funding was used to purchase equipment including stand up paddle boards to allow for a wider range of sized person to access the sport. We also purchased some cags to help people have the right kit to participate. The rest was used to subsidise these sessions to allow people to access. From feedback we also opened up some evening and weekend sessions to allow more people to attend. On cooler days we also provided brews and a snack which promoted a sense of community and wellbeing.