Projekt 42's COVID Recovery fund

by Projekt42 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Projekt 42's COVID Recovery fund
We did it
On 13th May 2020 we successfully raised £3,264 ( + est. £673.50 Gift Aid ) with 114 supporters in 28 days

We want to improve mental health, give people the tools they need to keep positive mental health and build resilience.

by Projekt42 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Projekt 42 is the UK's first centre to combine group fitness, personal training and mental health services. 

In one membership, a person can access everything they need to build their own wellness and resilience. We're not just a gym, we are an engaging programme that gets communities to improve their own health and wellbeing. 

To date, we have delivered 100's of hours of free and low cost counselling, weekly free fitness programmes, supported over 50+ senior citizens to stay active and healthy, delivered a youth fitness club, supported cancer patients with a free activities led by a cancer trained specialist. We have also supported many of the coaches delivering classes at Projekt 42 to access training and support to gain the confidence to lead classes. Just recently, our junior work placement team started their Level 2 Gym qualifications and hope to be able to support the launch of a new service aimed at supporting the deaf community access more health and fitness activities. 

Why we need funding 

It is estimated that more than one in three people are affected by a mental health problem each year. The most common illnesses are depression and anxiety. The number of suicides in Scotland increased by 15% between 2017 and 2018, with 784 probable suicides. Our ambition is to continue to deliver 50+ hours of online counselling each week during the lockdown, but also to continue helping for the foreseeable future. To be able to do this we need your help.

With £16,000 we will continue to:

  • deliver 50 hours of counselling each week for eight weeks
  • Provide free and low cost support to anyone who applies through our online self-referral system 
  • Provide support to our existing beneficiaries 
  • Secure staff, skills and resources we need to deliver our project
  • Launch our psycho-education online workshops to help people gain a deeper understanding of their own emotional needs and also how to build better relationships, overcome anxiety and  build better resilience

By helping our project you are helping us to sustain our charity's overall core objectives, which in turn benefits and changes the lives of the communities with whom we work with in Edinburgh. 

Help support the charity by buying some of our products!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

17 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

Pledge £20 and receive a Projekt 42 T-shirt

£5 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£5 Reward (Wristband)

Pledge £5 and receive a Projekt 42 wristband

£8 or more

3 of 100 claimed

£8 Reward (Water bottle)

Pledge £8 and you'll receive a Projekt 42 water bottle

£10 or more

5 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward (Coffee Cup)

Pledge £10 and you will receive a Projekt 42 coffee cup

£10 or more

£10 donation

Donate £10 towards supporting someone in our community to access support.

£15 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£15 Reward

Pledge £12 and you will receive a Projekt 42 Travel Coffee Cup

£22 or more

5 of 50 claimed

£22 Reward

Pledge £22 and you will be the owner of your very own Projekt 42 Apron!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Pledge £25 and you will receive Projekt 42 branding fitness leggings.

£30 or more

6 of 30 claimed

£30 Reward (Counselling for a community member)

Pledge £30 and we will be able to provide a community member with access to free counselling

£35 or more

9 of 50 claimed

£35 Reward

Pledge £35 and you will receive a Projekt 42 hoody.

£50 or more

8 of 100 claimed

£50 Yoga Mat

Pledge £50 and receive an Eco Friendly Fitness Natural Rubber PU Yoga Mat.

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£250 Reward

Pledge £250 and we will provide one free training course for a community member to train to complete a Level 2 Gym qualification

£470 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£470 Reward

Pledge £470 and receive support to complete the Level 2 Gym qualification, in-house training and marketing support to launch your fitness instructor career

£500 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£500 or more

Pledge £500 or more and you'll receive your own Projekt 42 Annual membership and 3-months of weekly personal training.

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