WILDSIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE

All ages all abilities reconnecting with nature

Our volunteer programmes provide ongoing support to individuals and groups facing particular issues within Wolverhampton. Funding would also allow us to continue to support initiatives aimed at protecting the natural environment and promoting the benefits of engaging with the natural world.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059246)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,120

Donations

17

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Our mission at Wildside is to increase engagement with nature to the diverse communities of a deprived inner city area by offering adventurous and environmental activities, promoting wellbeing and an underlying appreciation of the natural world for all our users.

Solution

We are a ‘green oasis’, surrounded on all sides by differing natural habitats, none of which would normally be associated with living in a city. Our philosophy is that we explore and enjoy the outdoors, providing opportunities for learning, challenge, health improvement and personal development. Throughout we try to foster respect for the environment, and seek to care for it, helping safeguard our planet for future generations

  • The students have got so much out of their time at Wildside, they love being outdoors and experiencing new activities and most importantly they have transferred skills learnt in the classroom to the community.

    — Green Park School, Wolverhampton

  • Just wanted to say thank you to you all for such a wonderful trip on the narrow boat today. We had the most perfect time, from start to finish. Our boys were amazed and so relaxed on board. The crew both genuinely kind, helpful and friendly people. We would really like to return again very soon.

    — KT, June 2021

  • Even though the needs of some of our members are quite complex, the staff are accommodating and clearly have a passion to make their site accessible to all. The sessions they run are fun and informative, connect members with nature and their local community, and help develop interests and skills.

    — Sheila Baker, Manager, High Flyers