Active Inverness Project
The Active Inverness Project provides community members from Inverness and surrounding areas free access to sport and exercise equipment through a resource lending library.
The purpose is:To improve the health and wellbeing of community members.To encourage public participation in sport and exercise by removing the financial barrier associated with having to purchase equipment.To provide volunteering opportunities for community members to develop new skills and gain experience in a customer based environment.To provide a welcoming space for community members to visit in a bid to help decrease feelings of isolation.To have a positive impact on our environment by giving donators an innovative route to recycle
sports and exercise goods, and by encouraging the reuse of activity equipment within our community.The project is run entirely by volunteers from the local community, all of whom have a say in the organisation and development of the equipment library.
All funds raised will go towards the running costs of the free sport and exercise equipment library located on Canal Road, Inverness.
Drew Hendry MP:"I believe the social benefits of this initiative, particularly for people experiencing mental health difficulties and isolation, will be far reaching in our local community. Undoubtedly, inequality is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society. ActivNess has the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, reaching out to them through exercise and by providing access to health and wellbeing expertise. I was particularly enthused by Malcolm’s idea of having a sports equipment library here in the heart of the city. It will help reduce financial barriers to sporting activities for those who would, otherwise, struggle to take part. It also offers others the opportunity to recycle their unused equipment and become part of the fabric of a project that promotes community and inclusion. I would encourage people in the city to get behind this innovative initiative, be that through financial support, or by donating unused sporting equipment to the library, allowing others to benefit from its use."
Rhoda Grant MSP:What a good idea! Sports equipment can cost so much these days and so cutting the cost is a brilliant idea.
David Stewart MSP:As Scottish Ambassador for Diabetes, I applaud any initiative which helps people get active and cuts the cost.
Councillor Carolyn Caddick:“I believe that health is vital to the physical and mental well-being of us all and participating in sport enables us to improve our physical health and widen our social contacts.
I think ActivNess has the potential to support people of all ages in our community, to provide practical assistance through the Inverness Sports Equipment Library.
The provision of sporting equipment will enable those who may not consider participating in particular sports, to do so and provides others with the opportunity to recycle their unused equipment - a win-win for all. I would encourage everyone actively support this innovative initiative, by offering financial support and/or by donating unused sporting equipment to the library.”
All funds raised through wonderful.org goes to the nominated charity project so every penny donated will make a difference to our community.
Charity Number: SC048297