Skills for life

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000


For 11 years St Mary Gillingham Scout Group have been fundraising for a community building which will be their new home and a building for community use.
Thanks to fundraising and grants the building will be complete in March 2019.
The final part is to equip the building. The money from Aviva will be used to purchase tables and chairs.
There are 100 scouts and 20 leaders. The scouting aim is to prepare young people with the skills for life.
As well as the young people gaining skills the leaders also undertake training which can be used in their every day working life.
As the building has started to come out of the ground so we have received requests for the building to be used for various activities.
One of these has come from a local training company who is looking for a venue to run courses in employability.
Another came from a local Nature group who work with disabled and depressed people to build their confidence. They will use the outdoor space and then come into the building for food and encourage social skills.
Why do we need tables and chairs? Without them these activities cannot take place. There would be no point in having the building.
The building will bring the whole community together and provide a place for everyone to gain skills and look towards a better future.
People should vote for this project to secure the future of Scouting in Gillingham and ensure the community have the equipment to sit, learn and enjoy life.

St Mary Gillingham Scout Group

Moment of Pride

The dogged determination of the Scout Group to keep going when many would have given up and said they could not get the money for a new building.
When the scouts become adults they give back to the community making us all proud.

Location: Gillingham, Dorset, UK