Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Subsidy Fund

The Bendrigg Subsidy enables socially and economically underprivileged people with disabilities to benefit from the ‘Bendrigg Experience’. Without this financial aid, our participants would simply not be able to take part in these life-enhancing experiences.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (508450)

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£17,618

Donations

43

Championed by Helping Hands Fund

  • The ripple effect of your work has changed thousands of lives. I want to wish you good luck and to let you know that I am one of the ripples of your amazing work - thank you

    — Volunteer

  • I've never felt so at home as I did here with you guys. I felt my little family fitted in for the first time

    — Sonia - mum

  • Being away from home is weird because...you know, you're never away from home, you're mostly just at home. And you're never outdoors that much.

    — Unais Hussain - Student

Situation

People with a disability or encountering social disadvantage face multiple barriers to reaching their full potential and being all they can be in a fully inclusive society. A third of households with a disabled person cannot afford to pay for a week's annual holiday away from home whilst 86% of families with a disabled child go without leisure activities. An individual's financial situation should not be a barrier to them taking part in activities that could enhance their lives.

Solution

It's important to us that our courses are accessible to all regardless of financial or social disadvantage. The Bendrigg Bursary enables socially & economically underprivileged people with disabilities to benefit from the ‘Bendrigg Experience’. Without this financial aid, our participants would simply not be able to take part in these life-enhancing experiences. £20 will enable 1 person to experience a weekend of inclusive adventure activities, whilst £80 would extend this experience to a week.