Dogs Improve Wellbeing

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Dogs Improve Wellbeing

RECOVERY Assistance Dogs By RECOVERY Assistance Dogs

At RECOVERY Assistance Dogs we know that dogs can really help to improve people's Wellbeing. We would like to build an Outdoor Gym -Canine Agility for dogs. It will be in a park that needs renovating.

Leicester Idea stage

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Leicester City Council has allocated in principle an area of land within Aylestone Recreation Ground by Aylestone Leisure Centre to build a Canine Agility Gym. Now that the area can be designated as permitted development for this use we now need to raise the funding for the fixed equipment. We would like a special area for dogs that will include an outdoor gym for them. Dogs make such an improvement in peoples' lives by: * Providing companionship * Getting their owners out for walks * Never arguing or even talking endlessly * Giving Unconditional love * Creating a still presence of calm * Protection and safe environment So we want to give them something back and improve their lives as they have improved ours. This would involve agility exercises, training in wellbeing, doggy yoga and fun for them meeting other dogs and people.

What we'll deliver:

  • * Fixed Agility equipment - like Tunnels, Jumps, Weaves, A Frame, Hoops, Log Walk
  • * A special enclosed area for dogs.
  • * A Doggy friendly Café and Meeting Place.
  • * Green Space for training the dogs to improve wellbeing for dogs and owners.

Why it's a great idea:

This project is a great idea as at RECOVERY Assistance Dogs for Mental Health we have noticed that more and more people are suffering with Mental Health problems. Yet many of these people have dogs that are helping them to cope, get out the house and still enjoy life. We want people to do more activities with their dog like: * Agility * Companionship * Behaviour improvements * Social Inclusion We would like to provide a space where people can come and join in for free where they can improve their own and their dogs wellbeing.

Steps to get it done:

  • APRIL 2019 LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL AGREE PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT FOR USE OF SITE
  • APRIL 2019 LAUNCH DIW CROWDFUNDING PROJECT ON SPACEHIVE
  • APRIL 2019 LAUNCH DIW CROWDFUNDING PROJECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
  • APRIL 2019 LAUNCH DIW CROWDFUNDING PROJECT WITH LOCAL SHOPS & BUSINESSES
  • APRIL 2019 LAUNCH DIW CROWDFUNDING PROJECT WITH RAD CONTACTS ON MAILCHIMP
  • 03.05.19 LAUNCH PARTY FOR DIW CROWDFUNDING PROJECT
  • 02.09.19 RAISED £10,000 ON DIW CROWDFUNDING PROJECT
  • 07.10.19 START BUILDING THE AGILITY EQUIPMENT
  • 14.01.19 OPENING OF AYLESTONE CANINE AGILITY COURSE
  • 17.01.19 START AGILITY COURSES
  • 17.04.19 DIW AGILITY COMPETITION

This Project is being promoted by RECOVERY Assistance Dogs for Wellbeing. We have expertise and experience in training dogs to a high standard to help people to recover their independence. We want to improve our Agility Skills and help Dogs and their Owners to get fit. This project is for the wider public to celebrate the joys that well trained dogs can bring to everyone.

Location Leicester

Leicester has 33 other projects and £435,000 in potential grant funding

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Dogs Improve Wellbeing Canine Agility

Council

Leicester City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £10,272

Management Costs - £2,552 (25%)
A Tunnel - £1,400 (14%)
Table Top - £1,250 (12%)
A Frame - £1,200 (12%)
Hoops - £980 (10%)
2 Heights Jumps - £950 (9%)
A Weave - £950 (9%)
Other - £990 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

25%
Management Costs
£2,552
14%
A Tunnel
£1,400
12%
Table Top
£1,250
12%
A Frame
£1,200
10%
Hoops
£980
9%
2 Heights Jumps
£950
9%
A Weave
£950
10%
Other
£990
  • Spacehive fees
    £464
  • Transaction Fees
    £433
  • VAT
    £93

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: We'll use any extra funds to buy and install a Cabin to have a small area to shelter in the rain.

Total £10,272

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