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Help us get more people Rowing

Funded on Spacehive 4 December 2023 Delivered 13 April 2024

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Help us get more people Rowing

Help us get more people Rowing

Sunderland City Rowing Club By Sunderland City Rowing Club

We need to replace some of our aging equipment, such as rowing boats in gym equipment, which will get people fit and rowing on the River Wear.

South Hylton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 04 Dec 2023!

We have an aging fleet of boats and are in need of constant repair. Our aim is to increase the uptake of rowing by continuing to offer our Free Learn-to-Row courses, which introduce people to rowing, but to do so we need to update some of the equipment that we use as it has become unsuitable due to age and use. We aim to update the indoor rowing equipment, which will allow all ages and abilities to practice indoors during the winter and inclement weather. To increase our community presence we complete litter-picks in the area to prevent unwanted contamination of the environment.

What we'll deliver:

  • Run 4 Free learn-to-Row courses per year.
  • Refurbish a stable 4-person boat
  • Update indoor rowing equioment.

Why it's a great idea:

Increased fitness for all participants Offer volunteering opportunities to interested individuals to help rowers on and off the water, which can also include coaching and maintenance of the grounds and equipment A sense of well-being and inclusion, as rowing is a fun sport, rowers can be mixed with other age groups to learn skills and race at local rowing events or row recreationally. Increase the number of people Rowing in Sunderland Increase teamwork within the group, which can be used further in everyday life.

Steps to get it done:

  • Refurbishing boat
  • Buying equipment to update indoor rowing equipment

Location South Hylton

About the space

We are based at the Boathouse in South Hylton, and we use the river as far downstream as the Harbour, and upstream to Cox Green.


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,151

Refurbishment of boat - £1,500 (70%)
Purchase of equipment to update indoor rowing facilites. - £500 (23%)
Other - £151 (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.

Refurbishment of boat
Purchase of equipment to update indoor rowing facilites.
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


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
  • Update facilites in the changing rooms - which are 40 years old

Total £2,151

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