Oarsome Chance partners

We are very grateful to our partners and supporters who give us vital help in delivering our programmes

Funding partners

Education Partners


Park Community School

The aim of Park Community School is to provide all pupils with a range of additional opportunities to raise their aspirations and ensure they are very well prepared for adult life.

Oarsome Chance is running a marine skills programme for year 7 pupils and an after school rowing project is in development for year 8 pupils to continue with their vocational workshop and rowing activities.


St Vincent College, Gosport

St Vincent College have been providing sixth form education for the Gosport, Fareham and wider communities for nearly 30 years and provide their students with A level and high quality vocational courses at all levels, as well as an extensive array of adult education provision for part-time learners covering academic qualifications, skill development and recreation.

St Vincent are committed to ensuring full support for learners with a physical disability or learning difficulty; in terms of learning support St Vincent is seen as a beacon of excellence.

Oarsome Chance’s Maritime Workshop is based in the grounds of St Vincent and as part of our close working relationship with the college, Oarsome Chance facilitate maritime activities for St Vincent students (e.g. coastal rowing activities for a group of Duke of Edinburgh Award students).

Corporate partners

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AkzoNobel (International Paint Ltd) support Oarsome Chance with in kind support and training as a part of AkzoNobel’s work with local community projects.

Members of the team from the Yacht RD&I (Research, Development and Innovation) team are working with some of our Post 16 students as they work on the paintwork for our OC16 skiff building project. To get in person coaching from professionals gives them fantastic experience and skills.


Haslar Marina

Owned and operated by Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd, Haslar Marina is the location of one of Oarsome Chance's rowing hubs, located just inside historic Portsmouth Harbour, opposite Gunwharf Quays and Old Portsmouth.


RS Divers

RS Divers was established in 2005. We are based in Portsmouth Harbour and provide inshore commercial diving services throughout the UK.



Superfoodio was founded by husband and wife team, Jag and Nirali Mankodi, inspired by their backpacking adventure around South America. Living with the local communities, they unearthed some of the world’s most nutritious foods. 

Upon returning home they applied their new found passion and knowledge in the kitchen to create Superfoodio’s first product range. Oarsome Chance founders, Paul and Emma O'Grady, lent their entrepreneurial experience as business mentors for Jag and Nirali. This inspired the new company to nominate Oarsome Chance as one of their charity partners, and we're delighted that they will be donating a portion of the profits from sales of their super tasty and nutritious Peanut Butter Bar to the charity.

Superfoodio are passionate about creating plant-based snacks for pleasure, people and the planet. Always made from 100% quality, natural & simple ingredients, plant-based & refined sugar-free.


West System

We are very grateful to WEST SYSTEM® International for the provision of extremely valuable support to our OC24 skiff build project, through materials sponsorship. 

Oarsome Chance is developing the OC24 skiff - a purpose built boat designed for us by Paul Fisher for our young people to build and row - and Wessex Resins have recognised the value of the project and will be supporting its development by providing an extensive range of WEST SYSTEM® products and other materials for the build.