HOW YOU CAN HELP ROCKAWAY PARK

Rockaway Park is committed to helping people though community engagement and sharing skills, knowledge and experiences that benefits others, irrespective of income or situation. We’re always looking for alternative ways to do traditional things that are ethical, sustainable and help create a better world. Everyone we work with has the same commitment to our ethos to help us succeed in our mission to make radical changes in how humans exist on this planet. We recycle/reuse/repurpose wherever we can, and utilise green energy, as well as ethical and sustainable practice to support biodiversity, creative output,

health and well-being.

 

We're not a charity and we’re not rich. Any profit we make is ploughed back into developing our community-based projects and spreading the message about our mission. In helping others think of alternative ways of doing traditional things, we're aiming to create a ripple effect of positive manifestation. Listed below are ways you can help us, as well as other good causes we support.

 

DONATIONS
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There are several ways you can make a donation. Anything you can give is truly appreciated and valued because it helps us develop and provide more for the community - creatively, culturally, environmentally. Donations don't necessarily mean money, which is always gratefully received. There are other things that can help us develop, and everything donated to Rockaway is put to good use - raw materials, tools, kit or equipment. 

If you'd like to make a donation to Rockaway Park, please use the contact button below, and many thanks for your support!

Rockaway Park Project Donations
Rockaway's Music Video Fundraiser
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We're live-streaming our gigs with all the proceeds from online ticket sales being donated to a chosen charity. So far, we've live-streamed:

Steve Ignorant Band Playing Crass Songs with The Migraines

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Boom Boom Raccoon with Steve Lake, plus  Fidget & the Twitchers

The recordings of these gigs are on our YouTube channel and we continue to raise funds - for the bands/performers, for our chosen charities, plus Rockaway to cover costs and help us continue with this project. Each gig has a story and all the details, plus the recording, bonus footage like band interview interviews, and how you can donate, are on our Fundraiser page. 

Rockaway's Community Forest Garden
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Rockaway’s Community Forest Garden is our vision to create a magical forest garden built on permaculture principles, that's accessible to all.

 

Not only does it provide a beautiful space for visitors to enjoy, it also acts as an educational resource and wealth of biodiversity that will ultimately benefit the community and environment as a whole. 

The full story of the garden project - including documentaries, other videos, developments and how you can donate - can be found on our garden fundraising page.

Donations can also be anything to help our garden grow, like plants, seeds, trees, garden tools, plus any materials that can be recycled.

WORKSHOP SPONSORSHIP

Our workshops are not only informative, supportive and creative, in a unique inspirational setting, they also give people the chance to develop their skills and learn new ones. The mental health benefits are also not to be underestimated, providing new perspectives on life, creative practice and what can be achieved with collaborative working. 

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We’d like to be able to offer free places to those who would love to do a workshop, but who don’t have the money because they’re on a low income or benefits. So, this is an opportunity for us to ask those who can, to donate some money and support someone taking part in one of our workshops.

 

You could be helping a woman learn welding that could lead to self-employment opportunities. Or help a young adult learn how to play the guitar and forge a musical path for themselves – perhaps give them the confidence to perform in the future with others in a band. Or help children learn how to create their own screen-printing designs and the ethical practice that goes with it, along with the power of messaging to express themselves freely. With the continuing development of our workshop programme, plus our exciting course plans with work experience opportunities in the creative industries, the possibilities are limitless.

 

If you would like to donate and provide a place for someone to undertake a workshop, please contact us below. Thank you for your support - any amount donated will really help!

A LEGACY FOR THE FUTURE

Rockaway Park’s Legacy scheme is a donation that will help us develop and fulfil our mission, as well as help as many people as possible create a kinder, healthier, more supportive world. A legacy is a portion of money donated to Rockaway Park to help support all aspects of what we do – such as develop our community forest garden, spaces for more workshops and classrooms;

equipment and materials.

With a legacy donation, we will meet with you and find out about you; your interests, your hopes for the future and discuss what you would like your legacy to be. It could be a fruit tree planted in your name, or a bench carved with your favourite inspirational quote – something that leaves a little piece of you at Rockaway for future generations!

 

To discuss a legacy, please contact us by clicking below.

CAUSES WE SUPPORT

If you want to help other groups that need support, particularly any community based projects, you might want to consider some of the fundraisers & groups we support at Rockaway Park. Click on any button below for a direct link to the relevant website for all the info, plus ways you can help.

Support
Friends, Families & Travellers

This leading national charity works to end racism and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.

They support individuals and families with the issues that matter most to them, at the same time as working to transform systems and institutions to address the root causes of inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people.

Support
BASE Social Centre

BASE social centre in Bristol have put principles of mutual aid, solidarity, self-organisation and co-operation into practice for over 25 years. Providing genuinely affordable/free space to a wide range of community, campaign and activist groups, as well as hosting innumerable events, this important grass roots project needs help to raise much-needed funds. 

Support
PRSC

The People's Republic of Stoke's Croft (PRSC) is a community enterprise that has worked tirelessly since 2007 to promote civil liberty with a particular focus on public space. Sweeping, painting and speaking out are part of their resistance to zealous overregulation of independent initiative. They run small art and community projects in Stokes Croft and around Bristol, often for free. They also collaborate with other art and community groups, who benefit from their facilities and resources.

Support
Shelter's Fair Renting
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Bristol’s unfair private renting system is driving poverty and homelessness and breaking up our communities. This campaign demands the city's political leaders tackle high and out of control rents, ensure that homes people are renting are decent and safe, as well as tackle discrimination with a local action plan to stamp out 'No DSS' practices. 

Use your voice and sign their manifesto for urgent change.

Support
The Good Law Project

The Good Law Project is a not-for-profit campaign organisation that uses the law to protect the interests of the public. They fight cases that defend, define or change the law and use litigation to engage and educate. They challenge abuses of power, exploitation, inequality, and injustice, and do an excellent job of holding the powerful to account. Their central aim is to uphold democracy, protect the environment and ensure no one is left behind.

Support
Led By Donkeys

Funded 100% by the public, Led by Donkeys hold the powerful to account by using their own words against them in posters and videos plastered on giant billboards, buildings and cliff faces. You've probably seen their work on the Houses of Parliament or the white cliffs of Dover. Art, Activism and Accountability is their motto, proving that satire and truth are inextricably linked! 

ROCKAWAY PARK

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