Transforming local communities and environments
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By The Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre
To fundraise for an electric minibus for multifaceted community use, that is used to full capacity by several different community projects and as many local people as possible for various activities.
To raise funds to buy a minibus which will service the grass routes area In North Woolwhich & Silvertown: A pick up service Monday-Friday from local primary schools for RDLAC’s After School Club, to enable working parents access to full time jobs. A circular bus for the Royal Docks, running mornings and weekends to community hubs, local activities, parks and green spaces, taking parents & older residents to doctor surgeries or Supermarkets, ideally using volunteer drivers Picking up and distributing regular donations for local food banks and community cafes (e.g. Tesco and Lidl through Fairshare, City Harvest, Community Food Enterprise, neighbourly, Newham food bank) Upcyling furniture, local volunteers (from partner organisations e.g. Craftory) picking up unwanted furniture from residents, refurbish the furniture and resell for affordable costs with proceeds going back into charity activities Model Railway club and other local groups taking children or pensioners on trips
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The project will have a strong impact on the entire community, people of all ages, cultures & backgrounds improving access to facilities, services and the green spaces throughout the area This project will also offer the opportunity for local people to gain skills and experience in terms of diary management / route planning / record keeping etc. The main grass routes project will offer upskilling and apprenticeships varying from brewing to furniture design & building for the outdoor spaces. The mini bus will help enable this through overcoming transport barriers, e.g for unemployed people that cannot afford transport The minibus will be accessible and be able to have different configurations to support multiple uses The project will offer improved social inclusion for isolated groups as well as improved inter-community connectivity in the local area in terms of higher footfall for shops and activities We would utilize the Mayor of London's scrappage scheme for the old minibus
Steps to get it done:
This is part of a larger project, with the minibus servicing 27 green spaces throughout North Woolwich & Silvertown. Grass routes is a project to stitch together 27 outdoor green spaces throughout the area along Albert Road, through common themes and to activate them allowing local community members access to these spaces as safe, clean environments with activities for people of all cultures and ages. This is a community project in collaboration with 20 different organisations as well as local residents. North Woolwich & Silvertown specifically are cut off by 2 bridges across the water either side making the area isolated and difficult for transport links The idea is for the community to also be able to add their own ideas for use of the minibus All volunteer or paid drivers of the minibus will be offered training and need to have the relevant valid insurance and driving license Tate & Lyle have offered free parking and charging on their site for an electric vehicle
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Transforming local communities and environments
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Hello backers! Thank you all so much for your support! You may have noticed that our campaign end date has changed. The programme we're part of, Crowdfund London, is running its biggest ever round with its most ambitious set of campaigns to date. It's been acknowledged that all campaigns would benefit from a couple of extra weeks as trying to secure the remaining funds, particularly from large organisations who can pledge big amounts, is more difficult in the summer when people are on holiday. With a new deadline of Tuesday 27 August only a week away we are happy to announce... WE HAVE REACHED OUR TARGET & WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU!! Thank you again as always for your support.
Whoop, 170 people have pledged since fundraising began!
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How will the money be spent?Total £60,898
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