Skillway


Grant seeker

A very specialist task for a Volunteer who might have some time available, much of which could be done at home, if desired.

Please carefully examine the Skillway website to see what we do, as there is a need for the volunteer that we seek to have a broad understanding of the needs of Skillway and its students.

We continue to exist largely because of the philanthropic and generous donations made to Skillway over the years by a wide range of individuals, Churches, Rotary and Lion Clubs, small local organisations and businesses and a couple of larger ones.  Grant applications to the County Council, the local Borough, to Livery companies, charitable bodies and through the Community Foundation for Surrey are the most fruitful providers of funds but also the most complex to access and to provide with the end of grant reports they require.

So have YOU got the insight, administrative talents  and wordsmith skills that could help us to release funds for our very worthy Charity?

Although this is being requested via the Volunteering Bureau, there may be an opportunity for the right person to receive a small remuneration dependent on time spent and results.

 

Mission Statement

Skillway trains young people in manual craft skills to give them a better future with ongoing employment opportunities. 

INSPIRE -  CREATE -   FULFIL  - SUCCEED

Skillway is based in the Old Chapels in Deanery Road, Godalming.  The young people are usually aged 14 to 16 or 17.  They come for one day per week, on recommendation of their school.

We have an excellent employed Workshop Manager and two employed tutors, but most skills are taught by volunteers who have specific craft skills, aided by other volunteers who can give skilled and/or pastoral support.

The main skills offered are Woodworking,   Metalwork & basic engineering,   Practical motor mechanics,  stone carving,   creative arts including jewellery making and working with glass.