Help Us Secure a Government Grant

by Love to Swim in E16, London, England, United Kingdom

Help Us Secure a Government Grant
We did it
On 1st November 2020 we successfully raised £18,034 with 115 supporters in 35 days

Purchase swim lessons and help us secure a government grant, if we raise £10,000 the Mayor's Office will match it with £5,000

by Love to Swim in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Before lockdown we'd just launched our new website and booking system and were researching building our own pool in addition to signing a contract as a lesson provider in other developments. Unfortunately, this has been put on hold but, the extra money received will enable us to continue our dream to provide community swimming lessons within East London in our own pool. Our current locations are all based in and around the Docklands which is going through an exciting process of change and development with significant investment and regeneration, and yet, Newham has one of the lowest rates of participation in physical activity in the country. Swimming is the most popular sport in England and has enormous health benefits, yet despite being part of the national curriculum, one in four youngsters leave primary school unable to swim 25m or perform self-rescue. As an established business in the area, we want to be part of the area growth and enhance our position within the community by providing a safe, clean and welcoming environment to enable people to have fun and develop their aquatic skills.

Your support is very much appreciated!


It's so easy, you select the block of swim lessons you wish to purchase and we provide you with a voucher to use online when you're ready to make a booking. (Please check our locations are suitable first!)

If we raise £10,000 the Mayors Office will match fund it with £5000 to help us 'stay afloat' during these unprecedented times!

This is not just a donation, this is yours to spend on swimming lessons for you or a loved one.. AND, you'll save £1 per lesson compared to booking directly through our website (applies to group lessons only). 

Learn to Swim ~ Love to Swim ~ Our Story 

Love to Swim is managed by Lesley and a small team of dedicated teachers and founded in 2010 after Lesley took redundancy as a regional swimming co-ordinator for a large national company. We specialise in delivering small group lessons to adults and children including female only in hotel locations in the Royal Docks. All our lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway, a nationally recognised swim programme. 

In 2017 our Community Interest Company was set up to build on funded activity targeted at inactive groups in partnership with the Tower Hamlets Sport Development Team and other community groups.

In 2018 We Love to Swim was incorporated specifically to deliver lessons in partnership with the Ballymore Group, an international residential development company, to a number of their East London resorts. 

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We really do love what we do, hence our name, and many of our swimmers return to us year after year, in fact most of our pupils come to us through referrals. 

As a small privately owned swim school and without fixed premises, we have been unable to access any of the mainstream support grants and have been hit hard by the forced COVID closures..  

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses including ours. 

Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell services and products. 

Thank you for your much needed support!


We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£63 or more

£63 FUTURE ...

Pledge £63 today and we'll reward you with... A block of 6 x 30minutes children's lessons (5 children per class) USUALLY £69... PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER... Location: Crowne Plaza Docklands Hotel, E16 1AL for Children in Stage 1 (aged 5 years plus) only. Please choose the £69 reward for children aged 3 - 4 years.

£69 or more

£69 FUTURE...

Pledge £69 today and we'll reward you with... A block of 6 x 30minutes children's lessons (4 children per class) USUALLY £75... PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER Lessons For children and 3 - 4 years take place at the Crowne Plaza Docklands Hotel, E16 1AL or Aloft Hotel, E16 1FR. For children aged 5 years plus, (4 children per class) lessons take place at the Aloft Hotel only. For the Crowne Plaza it's 5 children per class for children aged 5 years plus.

£93 or more

£93 FUTURE....

Pledge £93 today and we'll reward you with... A block of 5 x 45min group adult swimming lessons. USUALLY £100... PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER Maximum class size is 4 pupil. We offer beginner classes and basic improver classes. lessons take place at the Crowne Plaza Docklands Hotel, E16 1AL or Aloft Hotel, E16 1FR

£115 or more

£115 FUTURE

Pledge £115 today and we'll reward you with... A block of 10 x 30minutes children's lessons (4 children per class) USUALLY £125... PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER... Location: Aloft Hotel, E16 1FR

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Pledge £150 today and we'll reward you with... A block of 5 x 30minutes private swimming lessons PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER Lessons take place at the Crowne Plaza Docklands Hotel, E16 1AL or Aloft Hotel E16 1FR. Private lessons take place Monday - Friday from 4pm onwards.

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