HorseWorld's Discovery Courses rewarded in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Local horse rescue charity, HorseWorld has been awarded £1,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Bristol.

Following votes from members of the public HorseWorld’s Discovery Courses have been awarded a grant from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Discovery courses employ rescued horses to help young people that are disadvantaged, have learning and/or behavioural issues or are on the autistic spectrum to improve concentration, communication, confidence and life skills. The horse is a unique, ideal tool to promote emotional growth and learning in young people. Bringing horses together with young people can have staggering results. The courses give students the opportunity to learn to handle a horse, groom, tack up, lead a horse through obstacles, and more. All these activities boost youngsters’ confidence and encourage team work. HorseWorld’s Discovery Courses are now branching out to include Nature Courses, teaching young people all about the natural world around them in a newly developed nature area at HorseWorld’s Welfare Department.

Discovery Course Leader, Sharon Howell commented, “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to our Discovery Courses by enabling us to make a lasting difference to the lives of many more disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. We are extremely grateful.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting that took place between 2 September and 10 October. Over 700,000 people will be benefit either directly or indirectly from the good work the 1,400 good causes across the country will be able to deliver as a result of receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.

 

Article by: Amy Williams

Posted on: 12th December 2014