Project information

Circus skills for home educated children

Circus skills enable children to find skills which can provide all kinds of creative solutions. Skills such as concentration, retention, and self-awareness, which can be transferred to a social setting and applied to more conventional learning particularly with children with special needs.

1 year

Charity information: New Foundations H.E.

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  • Need


    A large proportion of children with special needs fail to thrive in school settings and are consequently removed. They are then left with no support from the Local education authority financial, educational or theraputic. Parents then struggle to find ways to support special needs often with out financial resources of their own.


    By providing circus skills for home educating children we are supporting children at the most vulnerable times in their lives. They are able to learn to socialise in a safe environment with children in a similar position while learning new skills that can be used in the wider world as they grow.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide skills and support to home educating children


    » To provide circus skills for home educating children

    What success will look like

    Success will be...when children can be seen learning new skills, developing relationships and using their new skills to problem solve.

  • Impact


    The project will increase the confidence and skill base of children who are some of the most vulnerable in our society. They will be able to go forward with new friendships, increase their learning, and improved concentration.


    The risk is of not raising enough money to pay for the project. We are dealing with the risk by looking for funding streams that can continue the project past the fist year or part fund the first year.


    Funders of this project will receive email reports detailing progress and results of the activities.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,000 circus workshops holding 40 weekly workshops for home educating children
  • Background


    Our project is based in Cardiff in South Wales and is accessed by families both in Cardiff and further afield in South Wales


    Currently we have 50 families on our books comprising approximately 53 adults and nearly 100 children.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only charity in Cardiff providing support to home educating families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jayne Palmer

    Jayne set up the charity 18 months ago as a response to her children being failed by the school system some 4 years ago.