Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Trust

Charity information

Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre working specifically with groups of disabled and disadvantaged people.

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    The Bendrigg Trust runs high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people. We aim to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence through the use of residential experience and the safe provision of adventurous activities delivered by dedicated, qualified staff.

    Our overall aim is to increase the quality of life of people with a disability through the provision of outdoor education programmes which include adventurous activities. The charity was set up in 1978 and we run courses for 3,500 disabled clients every year. We have a small staff of 24 people and are helped by over 135 volunteers every year. We are one of the very few providers of such facilities in the UK.

    All programmes are ‘tailor-made’ and a wide variety of activities can be incorporated depending on specific objectives. We aim to bring out the hidden potential of all our visiting guests through their involvement in a wide range of challenging activities and projects.

  • Aims

    Bendrigg Trust aims to:

    • To provide adventurous expeditions to groups of disabled people from all parts of the UK. We are one of the very few organisations with the staff and skills to provide such expeditions.
    • To provide training, support and advice to other organisations in moving and handling skills associated with working in the outdoors with people with a disability.
    • To provide residential and day courses for people with a disability. Courses are bespoke for the needs of each group and can involve a wide range of adventurous and exciting activities.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1978

    Registered Charity Number: 508450

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 15

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 135

    Phone number: 01539 723766

    Address: Bendrigg Lodge Old Hutton Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0NR

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  • Bendrigg Volunteers

    To Employ a Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit and mentor volunteers working alongside grou... More
  • Bendrigg Trust Expeditions

    We received a grant of £10,000 in 2011 from the Big Lottery to purchase equipment to prov... More