Updates for A preschool for Down Ampney and surrounding villages - Little Explorers

In the news!

Here is the article that the Wilts and Glos Standard wrote about us recently:

Headline - Campaign for pre-school

A CAMPAIGN to raise £23,500 is underway to bring a pre-school back to Down Ampney, more than two years after the village lost its early years provision.

Ploughing ahead with grant applications!

Little Explorers are eight months into a capital grant application which if successful will pay 80% of the building costs needed to reopen the preschool(approximately £12,000). We have trawled through close to 150 different grants and it is hard to find one that fits.  Our project is eligible for this capital grant because it will grow the local economy and improve our community by providing access to a rural service.  We have been working closely with the grants office throughout the process which is both detailed and strict.

First week in!

The Little Explorers crowdfunding campaign is one week in.  We would love to engage the community to help us reopen the preschool in Down Ampney.  We're having a particular push at the moment because by raising another few thousand pounds we will release significant funding via a capital grant to cover the building works (providing we are successful at the final stage of the grant process).  This week we have had our first 4 supporters via the crowdfunding campaign and raised another £330 to add to the pot!  Massive thanks to you -  I can't tell you what it means to have your support.  It i