#MoveMomentumMarch 2024 - Save our classes!

Move Momentum profile

Project by Move Momentum

We did it
On 5th April 2024 we successfully raised £11,643 ( + est. £250.50 Gift Aid ) with 69 supporters in 49 days

We are aiming to raise £7000 to keep our classes running!

 New stretch target

Any additional funds raised will be put directly towards starting new classes.

Who are we?

Move Momentum is a local charity based in Winchester that aims to make dance accessible to everyone. We provide weekly dance classes for young people, older adults and people with disabilities.

We believe that dance is for everyone. We strive to make this a reality.


Why we need your help?

We need your support so that we can continue running these classes. We have had a difficult year financially, so our classes are unfortunately at risk. Our classes are so important to all who attend and are so much more than just a dance class, they are a support network, a community and a place to be themselves and have fun. 

Due to the cost of living crisis, a lot of our costs have increased, putting a strain on our funds. We also have not received as much funding through grants as we were hoping, so have been relying on our other sources of income such as class and workshop fees, which we still keep low so they are affordable for our participants. We are hoping to increase our workshop offerings in the next year, to decrease our reliance on grant funding; but first we need your help this month to keep going!

Last year, we successfully ran a Crowdfunder campaign to save our classes from closing due to a lack of grants being awarded to our charity, but this year our circumstances have not improved enough, so our classes are in danger again. 


How will the money be used?

The money will be used to keep our GEMS (over 65s) and Liberate (wheelchair users) classes running. £7000 will help us to keep all of our classes running for another year, plus give us the opportunity to expand. This year we are keen to start a new GEMS class due to the demand on this service, a new class for people with Parkinson's and a fresh youth provision to replace our Academies project, which will finish this year.


What are we up to?

Each of our classes are doing their own activity to help to raise funds over the month:

Liberate Dance - Danceathon (at the University of Southampton) and an online quiz (organised by our administrator Lizzie)

GEMS - Afternoon tea event and a jumble sale

Academies - 10k fancy dress walk

Amanda (CEO) & Luke (Volunteer) - Running a half-marathon 

Keeleigh (Fundraising Officer & Dance Teacher) - Bake sale (at the University of Winchester) and virtual murder mystery event


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£18 or more

2 of 5 claimed

2 x Tickets to our Summer Show on 29th June

2 tickets to our annual Summer Show (value £28)

£2 or more

Ticket for Liberate's online quiz

Add this to your donation for access to Liberate's online quiz (organised by Lizzie) on Friday 29th March - do not select this reward after this date. Please ensure you share your email address with us so we can send you the rules and link to join closer to the time!

£5 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Bottle of fizz/ wine

Get a bottle of booze alongside your donation! Collection from Winchester only. Must be 18+

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Minion gift set

Minion gift set. Includes: headphones, stationary, squishy toy, board game and tote bag. Recommended age: 5-10

£30 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Pie Amanda in the face

Pie Amanda in the face!

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 Month gym membership

2 month membership for you and a friend with Everyone Active at Winchester Sport & Leisure Park (value £84+). Claim by 30/06/2024.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

3 Month gym membership with Energie Fitness

3 month WOW gym membership with Energie Fitness in Winchester (value £93). Claim by 01/06/2024

£65 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Private party class

1 hour private party class at Unit 12 (including venue hire; value £75)

£5 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Ticket for Keeleigh's virtual murder mystery

Add this to your donation for a ticket to Keeleigh's virtual murder mystery event on Tuesday 12th March - do not select this reward after this date. Please ensure you share your email with us, so we can send your character information and link to join closer to the time!

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sports massage

1 Sports massage with Luke from The Barn - Jogging On in Romsey (Value £30)

£95 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Amazon gift card

Receive a £150 Amazon gift card!

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