Transport to swimming lessons

Summary of idea

Transport for Dunbeath Primary School Children Attending Swimming Lessons.We are looking for financial support to cover the cost of transport arrangements from Dunbeath Primary School to East Caithness Community Centre, Wick. This is to allow the primary aged children of Dunbeath & Berriedale catchment area to attend swimming lessons for a term up at the community swimming pool. 

The Parent Council feel that it is vital that all primary aged children should be offered the opportunity to learn to swim. This will provide them all with a vital life skill that will help ensure their safety and wellbeing, both as children and into their adult life. Additionally, it will provide them with regular exercise and will hopefully encourage them to continue swimming in future years. 

We feel that it is particularly important that all children learn to swim in Dunbeath & Berriedale as we live in a coastal community and the children are often down by the sea or rivers. We feel that the children should not be disadvantaged due to the rurality of the school and the distance from the swimming pool. With the increasing cost of fuel and living, it is not always affordable for parents to take their children swimming independently of school, and it is these children in particular who will be disadvantaged, a disadvantage that may manifest itself into adulthood where it has been proven that the inability to swim can lead to anxiety in later life.

Amount requested 

£2,500 (the total amount available for all ideas is £32,000)

Name of organisation

Dunbeath Primary School Parent Council

Where this will take place

Transport Between Dunbeath and East Caithness Community Centre, Wick

Why the contribution is important

Each application for this fund is to meet the criteria set out by the project Steering Group. More information about the project and the Steering Group is available here

The idea will support the following broad theme(s) to make a difference locally:

  • Safety and wellbeing - including mental health: Making sure that everyone in Caithness has the chance to lead safe, healthy, active lives.
  • Poverty and inequality - including tackling cost of living, fuel poverty and transport: Reduce the harms caused by poverty and inequality, and improve dignity for anyone experiencing poverty.


How to vote 

  • Anyone can vote on as many or few ideas as they like 
  • We are using stars to cast votes and you have a maximum of five stars for each idea 
  • The more stars you give an idea, the more you support it
  • For example, if you really like an idea and want it to receive funding, you could give it five stars
  • You don't have to vote for everything but we would encourage you to explore all ideas
  • The ideas that receive the most votes will be successful until all of the £32,000 is spent.

by InsightEngagement_PoliceScotland on November 09, 2022 at 05:23PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.5
Based on: 58 votes


Log in or register to add comments and rate ideas