Adams Ark Community Canal Boat - SOS

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Adams Ark Community Canal Boat - SOS

Adams Ark Community Canal Boat - SOS

Adams Ark Communal Residential Canal Boat By Adams Ark Communal Residential Canal Boat

Adams Ark Community Canal Boat was constructed in 1983 for Doncaster Council Youth Service to provide a residential experience with a difference for young people. 35 years on we're sending out an SOS

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15
backers
£6,775
pledged of £18,637
31
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £18,637 by 14 Dec 2018

The community canal boat has recently been transferred to the Friends of Adams Ark Group, a voluntary organisation made up mainly of volunteer skippers and youth workers. After nearly 35 years, Adams Ark is showing its age and needs extensive structural work in the cabin and galley, new paintwork to the outer framework and replacement bunks. In order to reduce energy costs, it is also planned to install solar panels. The vessel is located on the Leeds / Liverpool Canal and operates from its berth at Skipton during late spring, summer and autumn months. Whilst originally intended for use by young people, the Friends Group also wish to develop day sailings for older and vulnerable people. Crew members have the chance to obtain the Complete Crew Award issued by the National Canal Boat Association and Adams Ark is also used for young adults engaged in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. They are required to open traditional locks and bridges, prepare food and maintain a clean environment.

What we'll deliver:

  • Replacement flooring in cabins and shower area
  • Replacement cupboards, drawers, sink and kitchen equipment in galley
  • Re-painting of upper deck including graphics
  • Purchase and fitting of solar panels to reduce energy costs

Why it's a great idea:

Adams Ark has provided life changing experiences to several hundred young people over its lifetime. Whilst it occasionally returns to sail on the South Yorkshire navigation system, the Leeds / Liverpool canal offers hands on experience in opening and closing hand operated locks and taking responsibility for the control of traffic on swing bridge crossings. The crew has total responsibility for the safe navigation of the vessel and on a longer journey can sail under the Pennines via Foulridge tunnel into Lancashire. It is a learning environment different to any other land based experience where teamwork and the health and safety of fellow crew members is of paramount importance. As stated, all skippers are volunteers, trained to a national standard and subjected to enhanced DBS checks. Recently formed working relationships with the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has enhanced the understanding of fire and gas appliances and highlighted water safety matters.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase and installation of solar panels
  • Strip down, prepare and undertake painting of hull on boat
  • Refurbish and purchase new equipment in galley area
  • Use winter time to replace floor boards in cabin and shower area

Adams Ark is sending out an SOS to: * Save Our Structure - essential repairs and replacement * Save Our Scullery - old name for kitchen or galley - replacement * Save Our Sunlight - purchase and installation of solar panels * Save Our Surface - strip down and repaint upper deck and replace logos * Save Our Skippers - help to keep them as volunteers for the future * Save Our Sailors - help young people and vulnerable adults to have a life changing / enhancing experience

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Location Thorne

Thorne has 13 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Snaygill Boat Yard located on Leeds/Liverpool Canal - BD20 9HA

Council

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £18,637

Complete replacement of floor in cabins and shower area - £5,000 (27%)
Refurbishment of galley area including sink, fridge/freezer and kitchen equipment - £4,500 (24%)
Strip down and re-paint upper deck including replacement of logos - £4,360 (23%)
Purchase and fitting of solar panels - £2,500 (13%)
Purchase and installation of gas cooker - £1,079 (6%)
Other - £1,198 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

27%
Complete replacement of floor in cabins and shower area
£5,000
24%
Refurbishment of galley area including sink, fridge/freezer and kitchen equipment
£4,500
23%
Strip down and re-paint upper deck including replacement of logos
£4,360
13%
Purchase and fitting of solar panels
£2,500
6%
Purchase and installation of gas cooker
£1,079
6%
Other
£1,198
  • Spacehive fees
    £561
  • Transaction Fees
    £525
  • VAT
    £112

Total £18,637

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