Trading Places - Practical Skills Matter

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Trading Places - Practical Skills Matter

Trading Places - Practical Skills Matter! By Trading Places - Practical Skills Matter!

We are looking to establish a community skills sharing hub in a high street location.

Worthing Idea stage

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We need premises. Our purpose is to encourage and provide opportunities for intergenerational skills sharing that provides employability progression for young people, enhances social mobility for unemployed residents and reduces loneliness and isolation for practical, creative and enterprising retiree’s. Our focus is to provide practical trade programmes where there are skills shortages, trades that are unlikely to be replaced by artificial intelligence, practical skills at risk of being lost and essential skills for life. These will include – Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Tiling, Woodwork, Furniture Restoration and Refurbishment, Gardening, Bike Repair, Recycling, Upholstery and Baking. We are hoping to be in the heart of the local community in Worthing West Sussex and promote the importance of community spirit by helping others help themselves in a practical and progressive way.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide an environment for skills sharing

Why it's a great idea:

With the closure of community and youth centres and the reduction of funding to provide leisure and employability opportunities, across all age groups, has sadly meant there has been an increase in loneliness, isolation and poverty. Our purpose is to encourage and provide opportunities for intergenerational skills sharing that provides employability progression for young people, enhances social mobility for unemployed residents and reduces loneliness and isolation for practical, creative and enterprising residents. We consider that as there is so much reliance on academic qualifications that this restricts many people from fulfilling their potential. We want to promote practical skills to the local community and reach out to vulnerable groups who maybe homeless, ex offenders, drug and alcohol abusers or those at risk of gang culture and exploitation – and simple those for whom a practical career is more suitable than struggling to meet academic exam criteria.

Steps to get it done:

  • 30 Young people experiencing practical skills trade training
  • 25 Volunteers engaged

Our focus is to provide practical trade programmes where there are skills shortages, trades that are unlikely to be replaced by artificial intelligence, practical skills at risk of being lost and essential skills for life.

Location Worthing

About the space

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Council

Worthing Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,849

Rent - £6,000 (61%)
Staffing - £2,500 (25%)
Services - £250 (3%)
Materials - £150 (2%)
Other - £949 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

61%
Rent
£6,000
25%
Staffing
£2,500
3%
Services
£250
2%
Materials
£150
10%
Other Read More
£949
  • Spacehive fees
    £445
  • Transaction Fees
    £415
  • VAT
    £89

Overfunding

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:

  • Additional monies raised will go towards establishing a permanent community skills hub in order to reach many more individuals and support them into employment or reduce their loneliness

Total £9,849

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