Swansea Community Boat Trust

Swansea Community Boat

The Swansea Community Boat will run on the river navigation between the National Waterfront Museum and the Liberty Stadium. It will encourage lifelong learning and healthy life styles for people of all ages, including disabled people and people faced by disadvantage.

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

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  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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Will you help fund the purchase of the Swansea Community Boat to take disabled, elderly and disadvantaged people for trips to the countryside in a safe and convenient environment ? The Community Boat will be equipped to facilitate independent disabled access. This “floating classroom” will also take school kids and wider community to discover their heritage. An innovative graphics package will recreate historic landscapes on screens to provide an exciting "time travel" experience. Sustainability issues will be highlighted by the way in which the Community Boat is operated and lessons drawn from the regreening of the lower Swansea Valley. The project is being developed by volunteers, including retired teachers with experience of working with special needs/disadvantaged youngsters. The boat crews and heritage guides will initially be trained volunteers, with staff employed as the project develops. The Trust has put together a package of grant offers, donated services and volunteer time worth over £100,000. A further £25,000 must be raised from the private sector to match a Welsh Assembly Government grant offer by July 2010 – or the opportunity will be lost. Please help us to get the Swansea Community Boat running for this summer. For further information please visit our website www.scbt.org.uk or email John Davies at jad@waterlinks.org.uk

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