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To assist those who aspire

Funded on Spacehive 8 January 2024

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

To assist those who aspire

To assist those who aspire

Aspiring Dreams CIC By Aspiring Dreams CIC

Aspiring Dreams CIC has lived experience at its core and therefore aims to support those arriving in the UK with a refugee and asylum seeking background to access the education system.

Newcastle upon Tyne Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 08 Jan 2024!

We aim to deliver access to education workshops to higher education and one-to-one workshops. The project aims to clear up misconceptions and to give training to individuals to apply for undergraduate and and postgraduate admissions which individuals who are not used to UCAS can access. these include individuals from forced migration backgrounds and other with limited resources. The whole project will focus on rebuilding confidence within people, help them apply to universities and scholarships, depending on their situation, and will finally focus on building their resilience using trauma informed approaches. Individual support We work with people on a 1-2-1 basis helping them to find the correct education for them, supporting them directly with the application and scholarship process. Having successfully crowdfuded for £2000 in the last month, clarifies and supports the idea for the need of such a tailored project that supports individuals to progress to their dreams.

What we'll deliver:

  • 10 students get back to university with scholarships and grants
  • assist 10 individuals to upskill employability skills
  • deliver training on wellbeing and resilience building
  • build coherent community

Why it's a great idea:

People have left a lot behind and in order to overcome their own negative experiences, traumas and challenges, they need support. There’s a lot of difference between how the education system works here in the UK and in other countries Connecting people to a community of people who can support and help them, makes a huge difference in their ability to tackle this challenge on their own Every single human being has the inspiration and ambition to move forward but the information that’s there to support them isn’t available or accessible to everyone and we need to change that. using the lived experience and support from previous cohort, we want to assist the individuals to overcome these barrier by promoting further integration into society and more cohesive international communities through workshops around accessing education and building resilience. from our previously run sessions we have seen a change in how our support has allowed individuals to progress ahead.

Steps to get it done:

  • setting up and adverting the delivery of project.
  • getting volunteers on boarded
  • getting and recruiting participants.

We have raised funding through crowdfunding in the last month, which shows that there is a huge need for such projects. we have been able to raise our initial target of £2000 and we are still fundraising, to support more people.

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

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Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,337

staff cost - £3,000 (41%)
delivery cost - £2,000 (27%)
online costs and surveys - £1,000 (14%)
volunteer cost - £500 (7%)
Advertisment and reports - £500 (7%)
Other - £337 (5%)

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.

staff cost
delivery cost
online costs and surveys
volunteer cost
Advertisment and reports
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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
  • setting up one to one support for the individuals

Total £7,337

Our Volunteer List

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