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WWIN Bus: Connecting People & Places

Funded on Spacehive 16 December 2020

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WWIN Bus: Connecting People & Places

WWIN Bus: Connecting People & Places

WWIN (Wearside Women in Need) By WWIN (Wearside Women in Need)

A minibus will give the women and children we support better access to the great natural, cultural and community assets we have across Wearside, whilst also supporting our outreach and awareness work.

New Herrington Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Dec 2020!

A minibus will allow survivors and their families to explore our amazing beaches, parks and nature reserves, create special memories and new connections. The women and children in our refuges have become increasingly isolated during the pandemic; cut off from the wider community, with limited access to our wonderful outdoor spaces, cultural attractions, community events, classes and activities. Access to the outdoors is vital for our health and wellbeing, especially for those who have suffered abuse, trauma and isolation. We want to offer more opportunities for sport and leisure activities, visiting local attractions, learning about local history and nature, or just walks by the sea. The bus will also enable more awareness raising and drop-in sessions, increase our presence in the community and create more opportunities to access domestic abuse support. We support hundreds of survivors and their families across Wearside, the bus will be used to deliver essential supplies if needed

What we'll deliver:

  • We will purchase a minibus.
  • We will take 20+ survivors and their families on regular daytrips which would otherwise have been impossible.
  • We will hold regular community drop-in sessions, raising awareness and supporting people with info and advice.

Why it's a great idea:

Improved access to information and advice about domestic abuse, meaning we can reach people who need our support sooner. Improved access to the outdoors, leisure activities, educational courses and events for the survivors and children we support. Improved health and wellbeing for the survivors and children we support. Increased volunteer opportunities. Ability to support survivors moving into their own accommodation as few have their own transport and most are on a limited budget. Improved access to events and activities will strengthen our service users' connections to their community and help them build new relationships with different groups of people. Improved access to courses and classes; we aim to ‘upskill’ survivors in Sunderland, increasing their range of experiences, interests and qualifications – all of which enhance employment and volunteer opportunities. Ability to deliver essential supplies to the families we support if they are shielding or isolating due to C-19.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase and customise a minibus by February 2021.
  • First daytrip with women and children from our accommodation services at the end of February 2021.
  • First community drop-in sessions in Spring 2021.


Location New Herrington

About the space

Across Wearside including Washington, the Coalfield and Sunderland.


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £16,482

Minibus + VAT - £15,000 (91%)
Other - £1,482 (9%)

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.

Minibus + VAT
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  • 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:

  • Ensuring we get the best value and quality minibus
  • Covering insurance, tax and other associated costs
  • Buying sports and play equipment or other resources to be used on activities

Total £16,482

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