Space to Breathe

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Space to Breathe

Space to Breathe

Chichester Forest Schools CIC By Chichester Forest Schools CIC

We are fundraising to support our work in delivering nurturing Forest School sessions for children and young people particularly for funding our Space to Breathe support for teenagers.

Chichester Delivery stage

pledged of £14,866

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

Our support programs are run by a team of experienced forest school leaders, a trained counsellor and volunteers. They are designed to help young people develop emotionally, improve well being ,self-confidence and resilience. Young people referred to us may have suffered ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences) such as trauma, bereavement, abuse, parental addiction, resulting in low self-esteem, poor mental health and difficulties at school. The sessions for teenagers are run on a weekly basis in term time and are held outdoors in woodland and natural places. Young people take part in woodland activities and crafts including, campfire cooking, green woodwork, woodland art and nature activities. We provide a safe space to talk and can signpost young people for further support if needed. We are applying for funding to be able to continue our sessions with teenagers as our funding for this runs out at Christmas. Also for funding to help our organisation with running and equipment costs.

What we'll deliver:

  • 32 sessions support sessions for young people promoting well being , self esteem and confidence
  • Promoting a nature love of nature and the outdoors, physical activity and well being
  • Build resilence, team work and sense of community in young people.

Why it's a great idea:

More then ever young people are struggling with poor mental health and difficulties in coping with the pressures of social media and exam stress. It is estimated that 1 in 10 children suffer from mental health problems and that 70% of these do not get the health and support they need in a timely manner (Mental Health Foundation 2018).

Steps to get it done:

  • Liaise with partner organisations with in our community about the project
  • Identify times, place and locations for the sessions and recruit staff and volunteers to deliver programmes
  • Recruit young people to the programme
  • deliver the programme over the next 12 months.


Location Chichester

About the space

Chichester and surrounding areas


Chichester District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £14,866

Staffing costs - £7,680 (52%)
Equipment and Materials - £1,500 (10%)
Training and DBS checks - £1,000 (7%)
Administration - £800 (5%)
Publicity and marketing - £700 (5%)
Wood Use and Maintenance - £700 (5%)
Storage shed - £619 (4%)
Travel Costs - £320 (2%)
Insurance - £114 (1%)
Other - £1,433 (10%)

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.

Staffing costs
Equipment and Materials
Training and DBS checks
Publicity and marketing
Wood Use and Maintenance
Storage shed
Travel Costs
  • 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:

  • Deliver more sessions

Total £14,866

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