Your fundraising help required!

Do you want to support the Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project, but can’t really, or don’t really want to be on site getting your hands dirty?
If the answer is yes, and you have fund raising ideas or experience please drop us a message andy@littlehamptonfort.co.uk


We have to self generate our funds to work and operate as a charity, and desperately need to raise funds to enable us to continue with our good work, down on the Fort. All ideas and suggestions welcome and much appreciated.

Still Some Work To Do – Please Bear With Us

We’re still working hard to get the site ready for its live launch. It may be that when we first launch the site there are some pages which are missing content etc. This should only be for the first few days of going live – sorry to say that this can’t be helped as we’re trying to move huge (with a capital H) amount of information, and we need to ensure that it has all been moved successfully and without incidence – I won’t bore you with the technical details, but lets just say that the technology is having a sulk in the corner.

What I will do is let you know when everything is up and running.

EDIT: The site is now up and running. We’re still in the process of adding some content from the old site.

Charity trustee Vacancies!

The Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project currently has a number of vacancies within the organisation.

Postion 1

Fort Secretary (Trustee)

The Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project have a current vacancy for someone new to join the management team and have a direct influence on the direction and running of the project. This vacancy is for a Secretary and Trustee within the Team, and you will joining a team of five existing dedicated trustees for the charity.

This is an exciting time for the project with lots of things to do and move forward with.

We are actively looking at restarting the working days in the new year!

Please note this is a voluntary position and so unpaid!

Position Requirements;

ESSENTIAL – Must be available to run working days at the Fort!
ESSENTIAL –Desire and passion about the project.
PREFERABLE – Some basic knowledge of the Project
ESSENTIAL –Must work well in a team and be a good team player.
ESSENTIAL –Ideally be IT literate and have access to a computer at home
ESSENTIAL – Organised and approximately 2-6 hrs admin time a month and at least 1-2 working days a month.

Please can you forward a full CV to andy@littlehamptonfort.co.uk

Postion 2

Management Team Member (Trustee)

The Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project have a current vacancy for someone new to join the management team and have a direct influence on the direction and running of the project. The vacancy is for a person who will be focusing on Volunteers and Training them, and you will join a team of five existing dedicated trustees for the charity.

This is an exciting time for the project with lots of things to do and move forward with.

We are actively looking at restarting the working days in the new year!

Please note this is a voluntary position and so unpaid!

Position Requirements;

ESSENTIAL – Must be available to run working days at the Fort!
ESSENTIAL –Desire and passion about the project.
PREFERABLE – Some basic knowledge of the Project
ESSENTIAL –Must work well in a team and be a good team player.
ESSENTIAL –Ideally be IT literate and have access to a computer at home
ESSENTIAL – Organised and approximately 2-6 hrs admin time a month and at least 1-2 working days a month.

Please can you forward a full CV to andy@littlehamptonfort.co.uk

1st working day 2021! 17th July 2021

I really didn’t know what to expect returning to the Fort. Its been so long since we have been able to conduct working days, what would we find?

The main heras gate, was broken in half, so we will need to sort that out soon and replace with another panel!

I made a start on brush cutting the entrance and walk way down to the Eastern Bastion, however, we have a problem… The brush cutter seems to stop turning when it comes under medium thickness vegetation, so this is going to be a slow job…. Bruch cutter has only just been serviced and so will have to go back again, more money we don’t have. Our bank funds are starting to get very low and so this isn’t an expense we will appreciate at all.

On a separate subject, if you have any fund raising ideas, or are aware of anyone looking to give money away please let me know. I’ve got John Howards on the case of looking into grant opportunities but we are always open to ideas. Any ideas email me andy@littlehamptonfort.co.uk

Back to the subject in hand…. managed to get the walkway and around the bastion cleared of vegetation, it took twice as long but at least’s it a start.

The priority now is to clear what’s regrown, remove the ivy regrowth on the Carnot walls, seek funding to conserve what have uncovered, and also buy new tools for the volunteers. We will be making a start on clearing the parade ground over the next two quarters.

TO DO LIST FOR NEXT TWO QUARTERS

1 Clear the regrow

2 Remove Ivy from Carnot Walls

3 Seek funding opportunities for replacement tools, maybe but hopefully not a replacement brush cutter

4 Seek funding opportunities for conservation works

5 Seek funding opportunities for running costs of the Charity

6 Clear the Parade Ground

7 Recruitment drive for more volunteers – see events page on FB

8 Training for exiting 1-2 volunteers to make them Day Supervisors so we can run more working days

Andy Orpin – Chairman and Project Manager

The Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project