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Back on Track ( Somerset) (360G-SomersetCF-A427955)

Horse riding for children with additional needs.


08 Feb 2017

Recipient Organization

Back on Track (GB-CHC-1156640)

Grant details
Amount Applied For 5000
Amount Awarded 5000
Award Date 2017-02-08T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01029020
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Mendip 010A
Grant Programme: Code December 16
Grant Programme: Title Grants to Groups
Impact Category Improve life skills, education, employability and enterprise
Last Modified 2017-10-19T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 7
Planned Dates: End Date 2017-12-21T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2017-05-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Children (5 – 12)
Primary beneficiary Children and Young People
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Primary issue Anti-social behaviour
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1156640
Recipient Org: Description Our charitable aims are to raise funds to advance in life the needs of young people who experience physical,mental and /or emotional health issues or who have need by reason of poverty or socio economic circumstances by the provision of equestrian related therapy programmes. To help young people with difficulties remain on stream at school,to encourage team building and confidence. The projects enable young people with a variety of complex needs and disabilities, which include looked after children, children who are young carers,children with neurological difficulties and children who are struggling to function within a mainstream school environment. Working with ponies helps children to manage their anger and gain confidence through the relationship with the animals. We use the funds to pay for riding and horse care lessons. Each school( 10 have applied for projects in 2017) selects the young people they feel will most benefit. The teachers supply both pre and post project evaluation,whilst the children fill in end of term reports on the best and worst bits. Poo picking up is usually the worst! A project is 8 children for 10 weeks. By changing the attitudes of the young people it assists with their access to education , their will to learn,their understanding of discipline, At the very least the rise in self esteem from the achievement of mastering their fear of a pony, being able to control direction and pace is enormous for children who have generally failed at everything they have tried. We use only British Horse Society approved riding centres. The trustees take no expenses.
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Alternate Recipient Name Back on Track (Somerset)