£3,000 to kick start the Forest School Project!
Evan Cornish Grassroots Fund have awarded £3,000 to GANF for our new 'Forest School' Project.
The Award comes via Lincolnshire Community Foundation, who manage the Fund. The Community Foundation make grants to people and projects from the Humber to the Wash and Evan Cornish are keen to support the vulnerable and/or with disabilities and health problems.
Our Forest School Project has been a dream of GANF's staff for over 18 months now, and work has been going on behind the scenes to make this dream a reality. We wanted to be able to offer our pupils a consistant venue where they can experience the outdoors and nature at it's best. For obvious reasons we needed toileting facilities onsite so finding a woodland with those facilities was proving difficult. However, we are thrilled to announce that we have secured a licensing agreement with Wyville Village Hall (near Grantham) and the Le Marchant Family have kindly offered the woodland next to the Hall.
This is fabulous news and means we can begin alterations to the Hall for toilets and an indoor classroom and then begin to erect a sensory circuit within the woodland. The sensory pathway will be wheelchair friendly so this will be an all inclusive facility.
It is a very exciting time for us but means there is still hard work to be done, not least for the fundraising team, to grow the current £3,000, upwards to £20,000.
Designs are currently being put together for the new Forest School, please watch out for more details coming soon.
With special thanks again to Evan Cornish, for the donation.