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

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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.

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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


Another Successful Summer Pop Up Paddlesports event

As we get ready for Autumn and the cooler weather ahead, we’re taking a look back over the Pop up Paddlesports weeks we delivered for Friends of Hardway this Summer. This is the third year now that we have run the event, commissioned by the local community group, and it continues to be hugely popular … Read more


A change in our leadership team

We wish to inform our friends and sponsors that John Gillard, Principal at Oarsome Chance, resigned from his role at the beginning of May 2022. John was responsible for leading the development of Oarsome Chance, from its humble beginnings, engaging and influencing a range of young people in a local community project. John is continuing … Read more