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After school sensory activity+transport

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After school sensory activity+transport

After school sensory activity+transport

Creative Minds-Sensactivity By Creative Minds-Sensactivity

Providing much needed after school activities and support for children aged 8+ who do not feel comfortable in big groups. Providing transport to get to the centre and to escort to trips.

North Shields Delivery stage

pledged of £8,619

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

Following a successful summer holiday club, provided by sensactivity & funded by #HAF North Tyneside Council, it was evident that more support was needed in term time, especially after school. Customer feed back, child/parent surveys, and community consultation, demonstrated the demand for support after school in a small sensory environment. Transport is also an issue. Most parents would have difficulty getting their children to the centre and many parents, whose children were entitled to transport, stated that they would not change the drop off location. This is causing social isolation as it prevents children from accessing beneficial activities and support. It also isolates parents/guardians who are unable to carry out activities that would benefit their own mental health and well being e.g night classes at college, exercise classes or even work. Our project aims to improve this situation by delivering activities in a safe sensory environment & providing transport to enable access.

What we'll deliver:

  • Activities: arts and crafts, cooking, dance, singing, drama, mini sports and support with homework
  • Purchase a wheel chair accessible minibus
  • Ensure access for all needs and abilities

Why it's a great idea:

●support children living with sensory difficulties, enabling them to engage in activities and develop their education, supporting with homework within a small safe sensory environment. ●provide nutritious snacks and healthy drinks ●safely access the centre with transport and escort, provided by sensactivity ●empower parents and prevent social isolation. ●open up opportunities for volunteers, work experience, apprenticeships and employment ●potentially bring more customers to North shields, boosting the local economy as parents may shop or go for coffee while their children are at the school club.

Steps to get it done:

  • ●transport will be available by the end of November 2022


Location North Shields

About the space

North Shields Tyne and Wear


North Tyneside Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,619

Wheelchair accessible minibus - £5,730 (66%)
Wheelchair climber - £2,000 (23%)
Stationary, leaflets, flyers, posters, banners - £300 (3%)
Other - £589 (7%)

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.

Wheelchair accessible minibus
Wheelchair climber
Stationary, leaflets, flyers, posters, banners
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


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
  • Electric and Plumbing repairs to sink
  • Electricition to re situate light switches

Total £8,619

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