by AKA – Health Wealth & Oneness CIC (Community Interest Group)
Target Group: BAME
Impact: 13 events // 387 participants // 387 Outdoor Activity Days
We spoke to AKA, namely Antwon, Kevin and Anton, about their project, and how the #itsgreatoutthere grant had helped them achieve their objectives this year.
Talking about the mix of participants and what they did, AKA commented:
We asked AKA what they felt were the biggest barriers that had deterred the people they work with from getting into the outdoors before.
Addressing all of these issues presents big challenges to potential participants, but also to those organisations that are trying to encourage them into the outdoors. Inevitably, access to funding is a core concern, as AKA note:
So, put simply, we asked if the #itsgreatoutthere grant had made a significant difference. The answer was clear:
However, the support of the coalition and its members went further. Rab and Lowe Alpine helped provide another vital piece in the jigsaw.
This all sounds wonderful, but did the 250 plus people who visited the Peak District with AKA this summer agree?
Once again, an #itsgreatoutthere grant has delivered exactly the kind of results that we aim for when supporting organisations, and that added value that the brilliant team at AKA was able to get from collaborating with Equip Outdoors clearly made a crucial contribution too. It’s a win-win for the coalition and most importantly for those citizens in Nottingham who have been able to experience the wonderful Peak District during its 70th birthday year!
We continue to award #itsgreatoutthere grants to deliver Outdoor Activity Days around Europe – keep checking our website for news from those projects. You can find out more about our grants programme here.