Our social enterprise aims to open doors that have not been visibly present before in the Equestrian world. Our ethos is focused on widening the participation of those with the least experience in the Equestrian world and also individuals who have the least access to it. Our services are especially beneficial to inner-city children, faith groups, specialist organisations and specific communities such as BEM communities. One of the main barriers to accessing equestrianism for these particular groups is cost, transport and accessibility. In crowdfunding for a community minibus we aim to overcome these particular accessibility barriers, and continue to widen the participation in Leicester and Leicestershire by allowing us to provide and expand on our key services and find innovative and new ways to keep our community active and inspired.
The School is redeveloping a dilapidated WWII shelter located in the main playground of the School. The area could not be used the children given that it was simply unsafe and had been designated a health and safety risk due to the structure of the shelter and the uneven condition of the ground. The area is the only green space in the school, which would serve over 700 children when redeveloped. The area has been carefully redesigned to include apparatus for physical development, a planting area and a sensory area for reflection, to allow all the children to explore the outside environment using their five senses. Post-construction, the area will be maintained by our already established Gardening Club, comprising of volunteer staff, parents, pupils and members of the community.
The adventure play building on the edge of Burgess Park has been serving young people and families for over 25 years. In June 2016 the space was taken over by the voluntary sector to continue servicing the community in the face of cuts to the council that saw the play and youth services unable to use the building. Rather than it sit empty we asked to take on the lease.
Led by The Creation trust we have set up a thriving partnership group of sports, arts and cultural clubs that have established an amazing programme of after school and holiday programmes ensuring over 200 young people regularly use the building. The space now also provides free office space for community groups, a nursery, a cycle workshop and a training room that is helping us get local people into sustained employment as well as providing a teaching space for ESOL classes.
We have transformed an underused unloved space into a thriving centre for all ages - now we need better play equipment & a new boiler !
The White City Theatre Project (WCTP) CIC,was set up to benefit the children and young people living within the community of White City and Shepherds Bush. Delivering weekly sessions at the Bush Theatre it provides structured drama based learning opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise not have the access or money for this free service.
WCTP aims to raise aspiration, support personal and social development, build self-confidence and enable new friendships in a safe environment.
WCYT have been selected to participate in the National Theatre’s NT Connections Festival 2018, a prestigious & exciting opportunity for our members. The WCYT and DanceWest are partnering to support 30 young people from West London to experience working on a brand new production written specifically for young people by talented playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell for the Connections Festival. This will be performed on the main stage at the Bush theatre to a public audience.