Oarsome Chance positively impacts the lives of disadvantaged, at-risk young people in Portsmouth through practical, vocational education and the sport of coastal rowing. From teaching boat building to making peddles and oars, designing, producing and selling articles and accessories, Oarsome Chance has reached hundreds of young people with its services. Oarsome Chance has successfully piloted a social enterprise project, Canvas Works, collecting canvas from used sails and ‘upcycles’ it into fashion and home accessories. Funding from The Fore will enable Canvas Works to scale, involving more young people and developing a long-term business income for the charity.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2018 Spring
Location: South West
Sector: Poverty and disadvantage, Youth and education, Sport