Project information

The Darryl Capper Supported Learning Project

The charity is looking to integrate basketball coaching sessions into Supported Learning courses run for Special Needs students.

Providing exercise, building confidence and introducing the importance of contributing to a team, the sessions will assist the course aims of enabling independence.

January 2015 - March 2015

Charity information: Heat Community Foundation

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  • Need


    A lack of opportunity for exercise, participation in team sports and social exclusion generally for Supported Learning students.


    By integrating the basketball sessions into courses designed to enable students to live independent lives without extensive support, the courses will contribute to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and illustrate the benefits of teamwork as well as offering the opportunity to establish lasting friendships.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To promote the benefits of exercise


    » The 'time-outs' in basketball lend themselves to the delivery of short health related messages.

    What success will look like

    There are already many research papers demonstrating the benefits of exercise on health and this project seeks to make exercise available beyond traditional boundaries.

    Aim 2

    Promote social inclusion


    » By stressing the benefits of working as a team within a sporting environment and extended the message to general life.

    What success will look like

    By participating in research projects with the chosen colleges

  • Impact


    The recognition of the part sport has to play in helping individuals with learning difficulties achieve an independent lifestyle.

    By assessing the numbers that continue to participate in team sports beyond the end of the courses.


    The biggest risks are a shortage of trained coaches, a lack of willing participators and the absence of a suitable venue - all of which have been addressed


    Donors attention will be drawn to updates published on the heatcommunityfoundation website, with further information or presentations available on request

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,800 Venue Hire of sports centre hall
      £3,800 Coaching Qualified coaches
      £1,400 Equipment Balls, bibs, cones etc
      £500 Volunteers Volunteer expenses
      £500 Other Miscellaneous

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Foundation £2,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Spectrum Leisure Centre in Guildford


    110 students on supported learning courses at Guildford College. Drawn from throughout Surrey there are no barriers imposed by poverty or wealth, ethnicity or gender.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the organisation in Surrey equipped to deliver the project

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Creon Raftopolous

    Lead Coach responsible for delivering the basketball sessions

    Lance Havell

    Chairman - volunteer, responsible for administrative arrangements with the Colleges

    Tish Pivowarek

    Treasurer, volunteer, responsible for project monitoring