We’re delighted to announce that we will be working with the Scottish Waterways Trust on its upcoming crowdfunding campaign to build a new community classroom in Falkirk.
Last month, a deliberate fire was started at the Trust’s Falkirk Wheel learning base, destroying the outdoor learning area used for its employability programmes and also by the local community. The Trust has set a goal of raising £10,000 to rebuild this base into a more permanent community classroom. The classroom will provide an indoor space where people can come together to learn about, connect with, and care for historic Forth & Clyde and Union Canals.
Since 2010 over 700 young people have taken part in the Scottish Waterways Trust’s employability programmes which comprises both outdoor learning and classroom based work along Scotland’s canal network. Through a vibrant range of learning activities, local people of all ages and abilities will be able to benefit from, and help to enhance and sustain, the amazing heritage and environment of Falkirk’s two hundred year-old canals. By building a replacement community classroom the Trust will have a permanent base to continue its amazing work with young people; helping them on the path to work and volunteering opportunities, and enhancing their employment prospects.
A crowdfunding campaign, supported by e-marketing, social media and PR activities, will be launched shortly and will run for approximately four weeks.
Director Holly Garland said:
“We’re particularly excited about this piece of work for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s a fantastic cause that will benefit many people in the area, and we’ll also be continuing our trend of working with inspirational third sector clients and providing an element of pro bono work. We’re bursting with enthusiasm and ideas for this project and we’re confident our partnership with the Scottish Waterways Trust will a game-changer in what we are able to deliver for third sector clients.”