Project information

The Gul Christmas Challenge

God Unlimited Outdoor Therapy and The Blagrave trust, improving life chances for disadvantaged young people in Wiltshire.
Gul uses outdoor activities such as horse riding and outdoor learnin, helping young people to cope with their disabilities, inspiring them to learn skills and build confidence.

December 2016 - December 2017

Charity information: God Unlimited

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  • Need

    Need

    Young people are left isolated across Wiltshire and surrounding counties as a result of age/ill health/disability/financial/social circumstances and a lack of appropriate education. Gul aims to alleviate these problems by providing support for individuals to grow in confidence, gain new skills and realise their potential in a supportive outdoor environment.

    Solution

    Gul provides outdoor learning and therapeutic interventions in an outdoor setting for 130 individuals each week. Interventions from Gul result in calmer, happier young people who are better able to cope with day to day living and are more confident.
    Your donation gives the charity greater resilience financially and as a result, scope to further invest in improving outcomes for young people learning with Gul, for example by providing additional outdoor therapist time.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enable the provision of a part time tutor to work with young people and ensure their development

    Activities

    » Develop the role of a tutor within the charity to work with young people and ensure they get the most of their time with Gul and continue to develop
    » Equine assisted therapy, enable young people to work with horses to deliver equine qualifications and skills.
    » Outdoor therapy enable young people to work in the outdoors, achieving qualifications in navigation and ecology.

    This aim will be achieved with the creation of the tutor role and that role delivering and recording outcomes for young people clearly.


  • Impact

    Impact

    This person will be able to work in the long term with young people, their carers and partners such as schools. they will help to ensure the charities provision meets the needs of individuals and also work with the charities administration to ensure that outcomes achieved are properly recorded which will in turn help the charity to secure sustainable funding into the future.

    Risk

    Any risks with this project fall within the standard risk assessment model of the charity and such risks are mitigated by; weekly oversight from the charities management and various teams and quarterly review by the trustees of the charity

    Reporting

    Gul completes and sends regular updates to its supporters and also invites our supporters to regular events 4 in 2015) and an annual Trustee Gala.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Tutor contribution towards the salary of a tutor
      £5,000 Development funds to promote the charity and develop its output

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Blagrave Trust £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Our project is based in Shrewton, Wiltshire. The charity runs a 19 acre partially wooded outdoor therapy centre known as Riverside from here. the site is approximately one third woodland (used for all manner of outdoor activities) and 2 thirds stables and paddocks for our 16 ponies.
    Riverside is a beautiful, peaceful place with a winterbourne river, open skies and lots of wild life. Visitors often say they feel better just for being at Riverside.

    Beneficiaries

    Gul currently provides outdoor therapy or outdoor education for 130 individuals each week of which 74% of which are young people aged 11-25

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Gul has operated in Wiltshire for the past 10 years during that time we have helped over 3500 people. our team is skilled and dedicated and we have the support of over 30 volunteers to help us in our efforts.
    In the 14-15 financial year Gul provided for 1909 individuals 1145 of whom received therapeutic input (definition: therapist works with the individual monitoring progress toward set goals) others used Gul for positive activities e.g. riding or fundraisers.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    CEO Dr Celia Grummitt

    As CEO Dr Celia works tirelessly to ensure the charity is meeting its aims and delivering positive outcomes for young people

    Lovely New Tutor

    The tutor is the key to this project, they will work day to day with the young people and report to the CEO

£100

Will fund a whole day's salary for a tutor to work with a young person.

I am a different person...I would recommend Gul to anyone, it gave me amazing results

Sarah