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Design and planning for new community hall
6th Newport (St Johns) Scout Group will be able to start the planning and design process for a new scout headquarters and community hall with help from a Lottery award. A grant will pay for professional fees to develop a detailed project brief including submitting plans for planning consent. Working drawings and a schedule of works will then be drawn up to enable full costs of the new hall to accurately estimated.
Showcase and workshops
The Isle of Wight Jazz Festival will encourage more young people to get involved with Jazz. To do this the group will organise weekend jazz workshops for school children on the Isle of Wight. The children will get to try out different instruments and start developing their skills during improvisations with professional Jazz musicians and composers.
Newsletter and childrens workshops
The Red Squirrel Trust aims to increase awareness of the red squirrel, their habitat and the flora and fauna that they share it with. With a Lottery award this new trust will produce a newsletter aimed at encouraging children to learn about the species. It is hoped that the newsletter will generate enough support to form a conservation action group for children to learn about monitoring the squi… more
Projector and laptop
Vectis Astronomical Society will be able to buy a digital projector and laptop with help from an Awards for All grant. The new equipment will be used at a range of presentations to bring to life pictures from telescopes and star shows. It will allow the Society to visit a wider number of groups including retirement homes and scout groups and increase the number of people that can learn about astronomy.
Recorder workshop and evening concert
This group will organise an after school recorder workshop and concert with help from a Lottery award. Local school children will take part in the workshops run by the renowned soloist Piers Adams. This will provide a unique opportunity for children to learn new skills and have the chance to work with a professional musician. The workshops will be followed by a concert featuring soloist and group ensemble pieces.
One Card Scheme
With help from a Lottery grant Isle of Wight Gateway Club will organise outings for their members to the local leisure centre. Here they will be able to take part in a range of sports and leisure activities that they otherwise would not be able to afford or have in place the help they need. These activities will not only help to improve their health but also help them to develop their self confidence and learn new skills.
Events to celebrate Local History Month
This branch brings together people interested in all aspects of history and organises lectures and exhibitions on the island. To support Local History Month in May for the first time it will organise a full programme of events including displays, walking tours and talks to explore and share the island's history and heritage.
Training for Community Action
With help from a Lottery grant Isle of Wight Pond Wardens will provide training for its members. Workshops and training days held at a local field studies centre with input from local experts will help to develop skills in both conservation issues and how to involve the wider community. The group will also hold a number of 'Pond Open Days' to encourage more people to volunteer with the group and to increase the public's knowledge.
Working with Children and Schools
Vectis Rugby Football Club will be able to run after school coaching sessions with help from a Lottery award. This will encourage more children to try playing rugby and learn the skills and techniques required to play in competitive matches. The club also hopes to increase it's membership and support other community groups in the local area.
The project will provide information, advice and support in the form of a network of advice sessions around the Isle of Wight, for individual prisoners once they have been released. Support will be given on a range of subjects to ease transition back into society.
Youth & Community Centre
The one year project will refurbish the community centre, including improved disabled facilities. This will encourage a wider range of groups to use the hall, and will allow disabled people to access activities.
Challenge & Adventure
This project allows young people, aged 11-18, to engage in a 12-week 'challenge' group supported by peer leaders, volunteers and staff. The young people set their own targets and guidelines, with aid from the peer leaders and volunteers and take part in a range of activities, including mechanical projects, peer leadership, issue tackling, workshops and international exchange visits.
Body and Soul
This project will deliver a programme of activities that will help to improve the health and physical and mental well-being of Foyer residents and other marginalized young people in Ryde. Regular participation in the programme will also help to develop the social skills, motivation and self-belief of the young people involved.
Tuition and production of training & promotional CDs
This samba band gives adults of all ages on the Isle of Wight access to this art form. With an Awards for All grant it will run an intensive training programme for current members culminating in trips to the mainland to record both a training and a promotional CD. The training CD will be used by members to develop their skills at home and the promotional CD will be used to give to potential event organisers to publicise the group's work.
Leaflets and Activities
This group provides a service on a voluntary basis for adults with learning difficulties living on the Isle of Wight. With an Awards for All grant it will work with service users to produce a DVD and booklet which raises awareness and will be available to potential clients, volunteers and referral agencies. With a camcorder and new p.c. it will also create life maps with the whole project culmin… more
Equipment and Activities
This group provides a programme of leisure time activities for young people and the community of Shanklin and South East Wight. With help from a Lottery grant it will buy new indoor cricket and football equipment. A new football team will be created and sports coaching sessions will be run. New sessions in indoor dancing and creative movement training will also be offered and an art design project run to design and build a mural for display in the centre.
Set up of Junior U11's Team
With help from a Lottery grant Ryde Cavaliers Cricket Club will set up a Junior Under 11s section. The club will encourage both girls and boys to join the club. Coaching sessions will help to introduce the children to the sport of cricket and help to prepare them for matches in local league games.
This group has recently refurbished its 95 year old village hall and with help from a Lottery grant will buy more tables and chairs to allow more people to use the hall at any one time. It will also build a mezzanine floor to create extra storage capacity.
With help from a Lottery grant the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind will buy computer equipment for the classroom in the group's new premises. The group will run IT classes to help improve the skills of the blind and partially sighted people who use the centre. They can then go on to use the net to keep in touch with friends, shop and complete educational courses.
With help from a Lottery grant Shalfleet Parish Council will provide a playground for the children of the parish. The new playground will provide a safe place for local children to take part in creative play.