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Outdoor learning for all in Northwich

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Outdoor learning for all in Northwich

Outdoor learning for all in Northwich

Bugz and bunnies By Bugz and bunnies

We are a small CIC company and have recently set up as a forest school ( outdoor learning) our aim is to help bring together people within our community to learn about survival skills.

Northwich Delivery stage

pledged of £15,611

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We are still waiting for planning permission to be approved. In the unlikely scenario that this isn't approved, this campaign will be closed and all pledges will be refunded. Forest school helps bring people within our local community together. It is for all ages & abilities. It is for local people to enjoy and learn new skills. Skills include vegetable & fruit growing, cooking on a campfire, bushcraft making, den making - which helps with survival skills. Children learn better in a non pressured environment with the support of their peers. This helps improve their self esteem & problem solving with various outdoor learning skills. The adult groups can benefit from helping with more complex areas of the forest school. This could include helping the younger learners with knot tying & den building. For the older groups it can help break down barriers of isolation that they may face on a daily basis and help bring together different skills from various groups.

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant more trees and vegetable areas.
  • To be self sufficient with learning about growing of vegetables and fruit to help learn new skills cooking outdoors.
  • Install solar panels on log cabin roof for winter months & wet weather days
  • Much needed equipment of forest school tools that are needed to be able to teach learners bushcraft skills

Why it's a great idea:

Our main inspiration behind setting up as a forest school is from our daughter who has special needs. Over the years we have experienced many barriers to accessing activities. We feel that our project has an important place in society. Our aim is to help as many groups of people in our community come together to learn about their local environment and how to become more self sufficient in these challenging times we face today. Just being able to teach learners how to grow their own vegetables and cook independently or learn how to make a shelter. Also learning how to make various bushcrafts is also a new skill and our basic survival skills of which would be a great asset. There is also a fun and uplifting side to forest school where people can feel safe in a no pressured environment and hub that we hope to create.

Steps to get it done:

  • Planting trees and various vegetables/fruit
  • installing solar panels
  • planting trees
  • cutting down food waste
  • upcycling helping reduce landfill


Location Northwich

About the space

Cw8 4bq


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £15,610

running costs x2 salaries - £9,360 (60%)
Solar panels - £3,199 (20%)
new fence panel - £700 (4%)
Public Liability Insurance - £532 (3%)
Bill hook x5 - £115 (1%)
Sink with pedal - £88 (1%)
Loppers x5 - £75 (0%)
Vegetable tunnels x4 - £72 (0%)
Sheath knife x5 - £52 (0%)
Bow sawx5 - £45 (0%)
Other - £1,372 (9%)

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.

running costs x2 salaries
Solar panels
new fence panel
Public Liability Insurance
Bill hook x5
Sink with pedal
Loppers x5
Vegetable tunnels x4
Sheath knife x5
Bow sawx5
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT
  • Adult gloves x8
  • Potato peeler x 8
  • Camping toilet
  • Children's gloves x8
  • Water canister


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £15,610

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