Oarsome Chance

Oarsome Chance

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Social care
  • Sports
  • Young people

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Oarsome Chance brings about change for young people, aged from 9-21 years in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant areas who are disengaged from mainstream education and at risk of exclusion and suffering disadvantage. The Oarsome Chance educational programmes offer a combination of vocational skills training (carpentry, engineering, canvas skills and bike recycling) along with dry and on water rowing activities and provide educational and employability benefits to help them connect to a brighter future.


Oarsome Chance operates out of two centres, delivering activities, including:

  • practical training - carpentry, engineering and bike maintenance
  • physical activities - skiff rowing, kayaking, mountain biking
  • complimentary educational activities, including basic skills
  • creative activities - including music and art + craft

Current opportunities

Hampshire, PO12 4QA

OC educational programmes bring about change for young people, aged 9-21 years in East Hants who are disengaged from mainstream education. We are...

Previous placements

  • Young exciting educational charity recruiting Trustees to support our strategic development