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Project information

New Building Refurbishment

We have the chance to take over a community building that will enable us to offer more training & fun for our Sea Cadets. Our County Council has closed down all the local youth projects due to financial restraints meaning that there is more dependance on independant youth organisations.

August 2011 - August 2016

Charity information: Forest Of Dean Sea Cadets

Forest Of Dean Sea Cadets logo
  • Need


    The building is sound but in desperate need of decoration, re-plastering in places due to ball games being played inside the building in the past, a few broken windows & we need to widen the access to part of the storage area to allow our rowing boats to be safetly stored. Some of this work will be undertaken by volunteers, some needs to be carried out by professionals. Funds are needed for their services as well as material costs


    We have volunteers in place to do the work & quotations for the professional work. We need to start raising funds now. We are arranging jumbles sales etc but need a greater injection of cash. We expect a greater demand now that the outh club has closed meaning 60 more youths have no where to go locally.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Clean up, repair & redecorate building


    » We have volunteers ready once funds are available. We need to recruit a couple more.
    » Fund raising needs to be organised, jumble sale organised, bag pack at supermarket booked for October, car wash in July.

    What success will look like

    Success will be a clean bright area suitable for the cadets to undertake thier training & make the unit more inviting.

    Aim 2

    Widen access to the storage area for rowing boats


    » Again, we have volunteers to do this but need more funding. Tree surgeon will need to undertake some work too.

    What success will look like

    Success will be keeping all the equipment we have strived to aquire in a safe clean, dry environment

  • Impact


    Long term, we will see more training delivered to a greater number of cadets aged between 10-18. This will be a legacy for many years to come


    Our Sea Cadet unit was formed in 1982 & has a long record of success. This additional facility can only help our training efforts for these young people.


    The Unit Managment Committee meets monthly, a report would be forwarded each month to any donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250 Trees Needs to be cut back to safeguard building
      £1,000 Storage Access Access to be widened for boats
      £500 Paint All rooms to be painted to hid graffitti
      £500 Plastering One room needs to be replastered
      £250 carpeting Needed for office

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Own fundraising efforts £250 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Forest of Dean Sea Cadets
    Youth & Communtiy Centre
    Naas Lane
    Lydney Glos
    GL15 5AT


    Currently 40 sea cadets aged 10-18, new building will mean we have capacity for another 50.
    We also two other charities to use our rooms within our building when we are not using them

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Long established, plenty of expertise & enthusiasm.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Carol Tiley

    Chairman of the Unit Management Team

    Mike Chard

    Commanding Officer of the Unit