Project information


Orpheus is a learning centre for young disabled adults who have a passion for the performing arts. Our students regularly need to travel to work experience placements as well as outreach performances. We desparately need a new people carrier.

December 2013 - February 2014

Charity information


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  • Need


    - insert transitions statistics about disabled people being isolated from communities
    - insert statistics about our prospective students saying work experience is so importan - and indepent living
    - we don't have enough vehicles so this limits what our students can do
    - we want to break down barriers between disabled people and non-disabled people
    Orpheus is in the country up a lane. Transport is vital


    Taking students to work experience placements
    Taking students to outreach performances such as RPO, rotary clubs as well as local schools and even prisons. Challenging our audiences and creating more inclusive communities
    Taking students out in the evenings to the cinema, zumba classes, church services etc. Integration.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enable students to access work experience placements, outreach performances and social activites


    » Purchase a new people carrier

    Monitor people carrier use over first year.
    We expect to make x journeys enabling x students to access x activities

  • Impact


    Break down barriers - demonstrate by evaluations after outreaches
    More work experience placements - number of successful placements
    More social activities - more social integration - measure outings


    Having the money to pay for running costs. We already have x vehicles and have a budget for ongoing maintenance and petrol


    Report at end of year one on how the people carrier has been used by students.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £24,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 cost of vehicle best of three quotes
      £2,000 insurance for Y1 best quote
      £2,000 petrol for Y1 based on x miles at @pence per litre
  • Background


    Godstone, Surrey. High density population. x young people with special needs leaving full time education this year. The Orpheus Centre is close to the M25 but not within walking distance especially for our disabled students. Vehicles are an essential part of making sure our students remain connected and involve in local communities.


    Young disabled people aged 18-25 with sensory/physical/learning disabilities. At the age when leaving home and beginning to make decisions about employed or voluntary work, social life. Music is a big part of Orpheus and we like to go out to perform as much as possible. Inspire and challenge audiences both in Surrey, London and further afield. Last year we performed in Torquay. Also prison projects in Highdown adn Feltham.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    No other organisation specialises in the performing arts and teaches practical skills as well as art subjects. Highly sought after. Have a waiting list. Have 26 residential students as well as 18 day students. Vehicles are always needed.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.



    Transitions co-ordinator. Works with local employers. Placements.


    Outreach co-ordinator

    Emma Taylor

    Activities co-ordinator