Couch to Countryside

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Couch to Countryside

Mindful Walks NE Ltd CIC By Mindful Walks NE Ltd CIC

The project would be an introduction to local walking with progression to more challenging routes, combating social isolation and improve health and wellbeing, with loan equipment available

Hetton-le-Hole Fundraising stage

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We will run this 3 times from 3 separate locations. The project would support beneficiaries within a 'difficult to reach' category. These are individuals that may not usually access the services due to psycho/socioeconomic difficulties. This includes isolation and exclusion due to poor health, disability, poverty and mental health difficulties, including low confidence and self esteem, anxiety, depression. It is well documented that individuals from the focus area experience high levels of deprivation due to the above issues. These difficulties have been exacerbated due to Covid 19. There is a well documented increase in social isolation, anxiety and depression and many beneficiaries who were previously accessing employment, have lost their jobs and are now dealing with the financial and emotional impact of this. The project will offer them the opportunity to access the support required to commence a journey to self improvement in terms of their emotional and physical wellbeing.

What we'll deliver:

  • Improved community cohesion
  • People walking more
  • Suitable for long Covid sufferer's

Why it's a great idea:

It is well documented that individuals from the focus area experience high levels of deprivation due to the above issues. These difficulties have been exacerbated due to Covid-19. There is a well documented increase in social isolation, anxiety and depression and many beneficiaries who were previously accessing employment, have lost their jobs and are now dealing with the financial and emotional impact of this. The project will offer them the opportunity to access the support required to commence a journey to self improvement in terms of their emotional and physical wellbeing. Mindful Walks will identify, via contact with other social enterprises and community services, the beneficiaries in need of the provision. We will offer them both emotional support and practical tools required to take the first step to walking within the countryside.

Steps to get it done:

  • Coffee morning with people who would like to know more information
  • Meet for first 1 hour walk
  • Meet for 1.5 hour walk
  • Meet for 2 hour walk
  • Meet for 3 hour walk
  • Meet for 4 hour walk
  • Meet for a walk in a new area
  • Meet for a small hill
  • Meet for a walk along the coast
  • Final week and challenge to be set according to ability

We have successfully ran this previously as a trial and had a great response from participants. Two of which were Long Covid sufferer's, 1 was scared of heights, another 2 were socially anxious and 2 were recovering from Cancer. Two had Mobility issues. Participants receive a Step Counter watch, this will encourage activity outside of the walk.

Location Hetton-le-Hole

About the space

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Council

Sunderland City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,696

Sessional worker/guide - £2,880 (37%)
Transport for the out of area walks - £1,998 (26%)
Packed Lunches - £1,440 (19%)
Step counter - £750 (10%)
Other - £628 (8%)

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.

37%
Sessional worker/guide
£2,880
26%
Transport for the out of area walks
£1,998
19%
Packed Lunches
£1,440
10%
Step counter
£750
8%
Other Read More
£628
  • Spacehive fees
    £363
  • Transaction fees
    £193
  • VAT
    £73

Overfunding

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:

  • Towards another course of walks
  • More spare equipment to loan out such as waterproofs

Total £7,696

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