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Oarsome Christmas Raffles

We’re celebrating the holiday season with not one but TWO online raffles!       Our Clipper Bags Raffle has prizes that sailing fans will be keen to get their hands on… Our friends at Clipper Ventures have kindly donated bags from the Canvas Works Clipper range… and all of them have been signed by … Read more

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Oarsome Chance Wellbeing Programme: New Three Year Report

Wellbeing Programme update In September 2020 we launched our Wellbeing Programme with the aim to better understand how we could extend our support to the young people we work with, with a focus on supporting their mental health needs. We also wanted to examine how OC successfully engages with young people and use those findings … Read more

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Oarsome Chance and Canvas Works at the Clipper 2023/24 Race Start Event

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

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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

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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

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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