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Local Oxford-based inclusive charity, The Parasol Project, faces its last dance. We desperately need your help!
Local Oxford-based inclusive charity, The Parasol Project, faces its last dance. We desperately need your help!
76 backers pledged £2,555 to help bring this project to life.

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Local Oxford charity, The Parasol Project faces it’s last dance .

The Parasol Project is an Oxford based charity which supports disabled and non-disabled young people aged 13 – 19, and is committed to redressing the balance for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people experiencing, or at risk of, social exclusion, and their activities focus on inclusion, having fun and gaining new experiences.

The Parasol Project runs an inclusive dance company for young people aged 13-19yrs. The group is made up of disabled and non-disabled young people with a variety of needs. The dance group meets every Saturday morning at Black Bird Leys Youth Centre and performs at regular events across Oxfordshire.

One of the magical and unique things about The Parasol Project is its emphasis on inclusion. However, often the funding that the charity are able to receive is exclusive to the 'disabled' portion of the charity, which means they have to work doubly hard to raise the funding needed to run successful inclusive projects.

This term, we are in the unfortunate position where we do not have funding for our inclusive dance group to continue to run past December. It costs £2450 a term to run our project. This cost includes the hire of a local community centre and staffing costs.

If you're keen to find out why inclusion is so important to our staff and young people please click here: http://www.parasolproject.org/why-inclusivity/

Risks and challenges

We are a very small local charity based in Oxford. Due to our small staffing structure, the challenges that we face are mainly concerned with the administrative side of contacting and thanking our generous bidders!

To overcome this, we will be working very closely with choreographer and Parasol dance leader, Emma-Jane Greig, who will help project manage our kickstarter bid- she's a whizz with a spreadsheet!

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    'Dancing Queen'

    Any and every contribution helps, no matter what the amount!

    We'll add you to our newsletter so you can stay up to date with our rehearsals and shows.

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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 32

    'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'

    Get ready for your social media SHOUT OUT! Make sure you leave your information so we can shower you in gratitude.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 64

    'I'm in the Mood for Dancing'

    Donate £50 and you'll receive a personal thank you from one of our company members.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $128

    'Let's Dance'

    Wow! Donate £100 and you will receive an exclusive parasol dance t-shirt. It's bright, cheerful and very orange!

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    Pledge £250 or more About $321

    'Dancing in the Dark'

    All of the above! SHOUT OUTS galore, a t-shirt, newsletter and a shower of gratitude from the Parasol team.

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Funding period

- (60 days)