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Project information

Adventure for All

Everyone should have the opportunity to experience adventure; irrespective of any financial, social, physical or mental disadvantage.
'Adventure for All' seeks to support people with disabilities, who would otherwise not be able to afford these experiences, to reach their full potential.

January 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: Bendrigg Trust

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  • Need


    People with disabilities often cannot afford the same opportunities as their peers due to various financial pressures. Providing adventurous activities for disabled people requires a large amount of highly trained staff and specialist equipment such as hoists and adapted harnesses - which unfortunately comes at a cost. Many groups and individuals with disabilities can find this cost prohibitive therefore limiting their experiences and opportunities, and isolating them even further.


    'Adventure for All' is a fund specifically ring-fenced to support the neediest people to experience activities they never dreamt possible. All funds raised are used to bridge the gap between what a person can afford and the true cost of an often life-changing adventure experience. Just £100 can provide a person with a week of inclusive, challenging activities in a safe and stimulating environment which they would otherwise be unable to afford.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide adventurous opportunities to disabled people irrespective of any financial difficulties


    » Ensure funds are available to bridge the gap between what a person can afford and the true cost of specialist provision

    What success will look like

    More people with disabilities taking part in activities they never dreamt possible due to their disability or disadvantage

  • Impact


    'Adventure for All' will provide people with increased confidence, self-esteem and independent life skills for the future. We will monitor the number of people supported who would otherwise be unable to take part. We will monitor the changes seen (pre and post-visit) in terms of self-esteem, confidence, independence and social skills. Success will be defined as introducing more disabled people to adventurous activities and 80% of these increasing in the above life skills.


    There are few risks associated with this project as funds are allocated on a case-by-case basis to ensure the maximum impact on the greatest number of people. Requests for support are reviewed by a minimum of 2 people and an appropriate level of support is given depending on what the individual can afford. The main risk is that we do not have sufficient funds to support all requests and so ongoing fundraising is always a high priority.


    A list of the individuals/groups supported using these funds will be provided including details of disabilities, geographical regions and ages etc. Requests for support (by groups or individuals) can also be forwarded evidencing the need for support and the difference it would make.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 Sponsorship Funds Funds to support around 80 individuals to take part in adventurous activities - averaging £100pp
  • Background


    Bendrigg Trust is located in Cumbria, in a rural location between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. This is the perfect base for introducing people to the outdoors and to adventurous activities such as caving, canoeing and climbing. As one of the only specialist centres in the UK, the disabled people we support come from across the country with many coming from inner city areas of high deprivation.


    People with disabilities and those facing disadvantage will benefit from this project. This will include people of all ages, all backgrounds and all abilities from across the UK. The majority of our beneficiaries are young people and we are seeing an increase in the number of wheelchair users and those with severe or profound disabilities. We estimate that between 60 and 120 people will benefit from this project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Bendrigg Trust is one of the few outdoor education centres in the country specialising in working with disabled and disadvantaged people. Since our inception in 1978 we have supported over 81,000 people to challenge their disability and reach their full potential. As a leader in our field, Bendrigg sets a high standard and encourages best practice in the outdoor field.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sarah Garman

    Main contact - Fundraising & marketing officer for Bendrigg Trust.

    Nick Liley

    Principal of Bendrigg Trust

    Cress Allwood

    Fundraising & Marketing Officer (maternity cover) for Bendrigg Trust


will support an individual to visit Bendrigg for a week trying activities they never dreamt possible

To us, Bendrigg is a beacon of hope for our young people whose lives have often been tainted by negativity, poverty and prejudice.

Vicki Myers, Trafford College