East Manchester Community Boat Project

October 29, 2019 10:02 pm, written by .

The East Manchester Community Boat Project was founded in 1994 and is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The project is ran by dedicated volunteers who provide free of charge days out on the Canals of Manchester for children and adults who may be disabled or disadvantaged in our community.

A stimulating and sensory experience on the water…

All of the crew of Community Spirit 2 are dedicated to providing an enjoyable and learning experience for all of their passengers.

They offer a stimulating and sensory experience, providing a combination of the natural beauty of canal landscapes, the flora and fauna and the wildlife living in their natural habitat.

Wheelchair friendly facilities

The ‘Community Spirit 2’ is purposely designed for wheelchair users. Large folding ramps allow easy, safe and comfortable wheelchair and passenger boarding.

The boat can easily accommodate either 2 electric or 4 standard wheelchairs. It is designed with a wider door entrance with lift facility, ensuring all wheelchair users are able to board with ease and comfort.

The boat enjoys open plan, flexible seating, lower and larger viewing windows, a small galley and toilet/wash room which has wheelchair access.

Life jackets are provided for all passengers,specifically for non swimmers and children who are under 11.

Fun and learning has no boundaries on Community Spirit 2!

The use of the wheelchair position on the foredeck allows all passengers to ‘captain the ship’, steering the boat using the unique remote steering facility.

For groups wishing to access Digital technology, tablets and a sound system with wifi onboard can be provided, please request when booking.

Community Spirit 2 is available to all groups of children and adults who could benefit from the healing power and therapeutic value that nature and the water combined together can offer.

How to find us

Community Spirit 2 is moored at Portland Basin, Ashton-Under-Lyne. OL7 0QA with access to the mooring via The Portland Basin Museum.

Funding and donations

East Manchester Community Boat Project is funded through the kindness, generosity and continual support of benefactors, passenger groups and member of the public.

Without this support, the project would not be able to offer this vital service to our community. All volunteers and trustees are unpaid, and every penny donated is put back into the project.

Could you volunteer?

East Manchester Community Project are looking for volunteers, can you spare 4 hours a month to help them? You will have the opportunity to work alongside a fantastic, dedicated crew and full training will be provided for you.

How to book or find out more ..

For bookings, enquiries or to learn more about this project please contact them on 07503 145146 or email booking@emcbp,org.uk or complete the contact form and we will call you back!

‘Your community in action”
‘Committed to providing free days out to those who may be disabled or disadvantaged’