Funding Partnerships Last, but by no means least, we are hugely grateful to some fantastic supporters who have helped to build not only our fundraising income, but also our profile, both locally and further afield. Without securing external funding, we simply could not deliver all that we do, so we cannot value our funding partners … Read more

Sector Partnerships Another crucial and growing area for Oarsome Chance is working more closely with other organisations and groups working with young people in the local area. We can’t over emphasise the importance of collaborative work to ensure the best support networks for young people with high needs. Motiv8, Hampshire Active Health Programme and EnergiseMe … Read more

We’ve had an exceptionally busy start to 2024, which has seen us with the highest referral levels since we launched our Alternative Provision in 2017. Another area where we are more connected than ever is through our growing network of partnerships – the importance of which was highlighted in our Vision Strategy under the core … Read more

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

OC Wellbeing Programme 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

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 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

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