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Funding and Fundraising

How others have raised money

Many pupils, parents and teachers have raised money for getting indoor rowing machines into their schools or to use the machines they already have to generate funds for other projects or charities. Others have applied for funding from other organisations and generated money to help their schools that way. The case studies below are examples of how other schools have generated funds and hopefully will give you some ideas of what your school could do.

Who Where Amount raised How
Wellfield Community School Rowing Project Wingate, Durham £ 13,070 for Rowing project Youth opportunities fund donation, youth capital fund donation
Quote - "One of the key parts of my job (definitely the most rewarding part) is giving young people opportunities to experience things and do things that they probably would never get a chance to do."
Who Where Amount raised How
Farnborough School Farmborough, Bath £8,086 for hospital scanner Sponsored indoor rower race from Dover to Calais, 35,000m
Quote - "Many ideas were considered before they arrived at the plan of ten teams of ten indoor rowers competing in relay over 35,000m, the distance from Dover to Calais."
Who Where Amount raised How
Monmouth Comprehensive School Monmouth, Wales £6,000 for Steve Redgrave’s Charitable Trust 24 hour indoor rowing marathon, which won a junior world record in the Guinness Book of Records.
Quote - "Now their 24 hour charitable exploits on an Indoor Rower has been verified by the Guinness Book of Records. The marathon event in March raised cash for the Boat Club and more than £6,000 for the Charitable Trust set up by five times Olympic gold medallist, Steve Redgrave."
Who Where Amount raised How
Edgbaston High School for Girls Edgbaston, Birmingham Over £30,000 for LEAP school project in Cape Town Sponsored 6-hour row in teams of 6, 40 teams took part. Family Fun Day, Barbeque, refreshments and Live music.
Quote - "Having been in teaching for 35 years I can honestly say I have never experienced a day like it! The sense of purpose and community the project engendered was incredible."

For step-by-step guidance about using the machine to raise money, including a 'How To' Framework, can be found in the Fundraising section of the main site.

How you are raising money?

Are you planning a fundraising event yourselves, or have you already raised funds for your school? If you have, we would like to hear from you and post a description of your activities onto the site as examples for others. Please contact Tom Kay on or 01159455522

Step-by-step guides

More information about using the machine to raise money, including a 'How To' Framework, can be found in the fundraising section of the main site. For a list of organisations that provide funds for schools and hints and tips on how to receive funding for a project, this can be found in the How to get funding section of the site