We had a fantastic day at the Clipper 2023/24 Round The World Race start event at Gunwharf Quays on 31 August (despite the wet conditions!) Sadly prior commitments meant we had to make do with being there for one day only… This year we have been working with Clipper Ventures, who run the The Clipper … Read more
Oarsome Pathways: our refreshed Post 16 provision
Oarsome Chance’s holistic approach blends a range of vocational learning alongside wellbeing support and focuses on individuals, to give students the best chance to achieve. OC are planning to extend our service delivery into a standalone Post 16 training provision, which we’re calling ‘Oarsome Pathways’. This provision will work with young people aged 16-19 who … Read more
Oarsome Chance take part in the Gosport Funding Fair
Having recognised the need for more information for local small charities around grant fundraising, our local MP in Gosport, Dame Caroline Dinenage, arranged a special event, and kindly invited Oarsome Chance to be a part of it. The National Lottery Community Fund & Hampshire & IOW Community Fund were both presenting, to explain to attendees … Read more
Oarsome Open Day for friends and partners
Oarsome Chance held the first (of many) open days on July 31. Funders, friends and partners of Oarsome Chance spent the day finding out what the staff and young people of Oarsome Chance have been working on and to discuss how they can help in future exciting projects. A big thank you to the OC … Read more
Our Growing Oarsome Campaign Raised £1751.08!
A huge thank you to everyone who helped us raise a fantastic £1751.08 in our Growing Oarsome fundraising campaign. Every penny we raise helps us to deliver our support for young people. A special well done goes to our CEO Paul, who took on the ‘Swashbuckler’ Half Iron Man, beating his target time. As well … Read more
Oarsome chance students are special guests at the launch of RNRMC X Canvas Works product range
Oarsome Chance students, staff and trustees were all in attendance at Boathouse 4 at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday (27 April) to join the Royal Navy & Royal Marine Charity and their guests in celebrating the launch of a collaboration between the two charities. Oarsome Chance’s social enterprise, Canvas Works, has designed a fantastic … Read more
Growing Oarsome: Our First Ever Fundraising Campaign
Oarsome Chance are launching our first ever fundraising campaign, ‘Growing Oarsome’ in conjunction with the launch of our brand new 2023-26 Vision Strategy. This strategy outlines our ambitious aims to ensure we develop and grow our reach.
Our new Vision Strategy, 2023 – 2026
Helping young people Feel Safe, Belong and Achieve We are enormously proud to launch our Vision Strategy for the next three years. This document is the culmination of a long period of work, including initial consultation with staff, trustees and external stakeholders and developed over the last year into a vision for the next chapter … Read more