Adventure for All
Bendrigg Trust is a residential outdoor education centre working specifically with disabled and disadvantaged people. It aims to promote inclusion, encourage independence, build self-confidence and improve physical and mental health and well-being through the provision of adventurous activities and residential experience. Often a disabled group will require two or three times the number of staff that a 'mainstream' group would require. Often, groups struggle to afford even the subsidised rates and so the 'Adventure for All' project supports those most in need with up to an additional 50% bursary. To tackle disadvantage head on and help users to help themselves, Bendrigg wants to create an accessible 'Fundraising Pack' which will detail sources of possible funding and advice on applications.
To promote equal opportunities and inclusivity to a wider audience, they wish to create 5 inspiring films of 5 different user groups which can be shared within their communities, to showcase their story and to inspire more people to get outdoors. They will showcase these films during an inclusive activity festival held at Bendrigg in September 2019 to bring people together, celebrate inclusivity and raise awareness of the benefits of inclusive adventure and promote equal opportunities.Visit the Bendrigg Trust website