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Thousand Hours 2021

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Thousand Hours 2021

Thousand Hours 2021

Ashford Vineyard By Ashford Vineyard

Thousand Hours is our community project and our way of giving back 1000 hours of our time back to the community. Bringing people together to spread small acts after a tough year in 2020.

Ashford Idea stage

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Thousand Hours is our kindness revolution project where we want to give 1000 hours back to the community to help make a difference. Our mission is to bring community together to help spread small acts of kindness to make a difference to others lives. Whether that be litter picking in their local park, baking a homemade cake and gifting it to a neighbour or to a care home team, or helping to deliver food parcels to vulnerable families in the community. These acts of kindness help to create a ripple affect and our message is that any small act of kindness can make such a huge impact on ones life. Everyday we will be laying out an act of kindness as a way of helping and guiding people with what they could do to help their community, and then after we ask if they could log in their story on our Thousand Hours site, telling us what they did, what impact it had made and how it made them feel. We love hearing people’s stories and how their acts of kindness helped others.

What we'll deliver:

  • Be able to pay half the salary of a support worker to help us with this project.
  • To help buy equipment to help us film videos of our project.
  • To help us with marketing and print kindness posters, postcards and handbooks to help us to promote our project
  • A laptop that will help us to hopefully prep our work and support our work such as artwork
  • Materials and tools such as; litter pickers, Hi-Vis vests, gardening tools and decorating paint brushes

Why it's a great idea:

The benefits this project will bring is that not only will it bring families together to help with the project, but also members of the community. Since covid, we have seen the impact the pandemic has had on many people’s mental health. With thousand hours, it will help encourage people to step out and work with their community by spreading kindness and cheer and helping to make a difference in their town. Being outside and taking part in something like litter picking, encourages people to go outside, have fresh air, be active and talk with others, which makes such a difference to someone’s mental health and well-being. Thousand Hours also teaches a lot to children and how they can help make an impact on their community by spreading kindness. Whether that be writing a note to their neighbour, baking a cake for a friend or being involved with litter picking also to help keep their local parks clean and protect wildlife. It teaches the impact of kindness greatly and how important it is.

Steps to get it done:

  • Prepare resources for local businesses, individual engagement and schools
  • Promote Thousand Hours - using social media and established network of previous participants
  • Contact local businesses, charities and other organisations to ask them to be involved
  • Each businees to have personal contact point and the necessary promo materials
  • Deliver Thousand Hours, logging over 50 000 hours of kindness during the month of October.

Our project will also help impact people’s mental health and well-being, especially with what our community has been through since the start of the pandemic. It will encourage the community to get together and spread small acts of kindness to not only help protect the environment of our community but also help others. We want to be able to reach out to more people in our community, especially those who have greatly been impacted by covid as we feel our project will help them greatly, by encouraging them to join us in community projects to spread kindness whilst also helping them with their well-being and mental health.


Location Ashford

About the space

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Ashford Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,474

Tools for activities - £5,000 (91%)
Other - £474 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

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  • 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:

Total £5,474

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