They will provide matched funding to those projects that:
- have been able to show they have significant support and
- have attracted significant amounts of personal financial pledges to enable the projects to go ahead
Two initiatives have been proposed by different members of the Campaign and you are invited to indicate your support for either ( or both) projects. You can also provide a personal pledge to donate to one or both of the projects to help them to reach their respective targets. (Pledges that have supported projects not selected for additional financial support will be returned in full.)
Walking Wheelchair/Trike Hire
Eileen Morgan, our Campaign Inclusive Cycling Officer has developed this proposal. Located in Chester, this training and hiring service will enable those with long-term health conditions/disabilities and mental health issues to access areas that they might find difficult to reach with a standard wheelchair or scooter, such as the countryside, the beach, mountains and The Rows of Chester city centre.
Chester Wheelers ‘Walking Wheelchair’ will not only improve the health and well-being and advance their social skills, as they connect with like-minded individuals, but will also help to promote the acceptance of all forms of Wheels as mobility aids throughout our society. Demonstrations, skills training and trial sessions will ensure users can confidently and safely handle the all-terrain wheelchair prior to hiring. The project will deliver:
- All ability, all-terrain ‘Walking Wheelchair’ trike hire
- Skills and confidence training, trial sessions
- Storage facilities
- Transport accessories
- Bespoke trips and social events with Chester Wheelers
Cycle/Walking Path Route Design – Helsby to Helsby High School Cycle Route
Cycling North Cheshire (CNC) have launched a crowdfunding appeal based on getting the LCWIP concept of a Helsby to Halton border segregated cycling/walking path designed and built. The project involves commissioning a proper professional engineering study to convert the concept outlined in the CWAC Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan to a fully designed/costed design such that the project is advanced to a stage whereby further funding opportunities can be pursued.
To do this an exact route alignment plan and a cost estimate for the construction costs are needed so that the council can make funding applications when appropriate sums and designation are released. Often these opportunities arise at relatively short notice, hence having a “shovel ready” plan is an essential step in getting better facilities for our community.
CNC hope to get £7500 from the council to top up the £4k pledged by Helsby Parish Council and Councillor Paul Bowers so far.