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The Urban Equestrian Academy

Funded on Spacehive 21 February 2018 Delivered 5 December 2017

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The Urban Equestrian Academy

Urban Equestrian By Urban Equestrian

The Urban Equestrian Academy is a groundbreaking new social enterprise. Our aim is to raise funds for a minibus. This helps with cost and accessibility when connecting with the Equestrian world.

Broughton Astley Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 21 Feb 2018!

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.

What we'll deliver:

  • The purchase of a minibus for Urban Equestrian.

Why it's a great idea:

A minibus will allow the Urban Equestrian Academy to continue to reach our key audiences by providing the much needed transport to and from the city to the equestrian centres. We hope to inspire and provide a viable pathway for everybody in our academy, into the equine industry. We have the ability to offer an insight that leads to children, teens and young adults understanding there is a possible career for them in the equine industry. Urban Equestrian inspires that belief that YES they have a future in equestrianism. Through our social enterprise, we aim to open doors that have not been visibly present before in the UK. Our ethos is focused on widening the participation of those with the least experience in the equestrian world and also who have the least access to it. It’s important to also note that we are an academy, which whilst specialising in Equestrian services, (just as a school) we offer other services that aid self-development and provide education.

Steps to get it done:

  • Provide safe transport for more inner city children to our equine programs.
  • Increase the number of equine programs Urban Equestrian runs at current.
  • Continue to bring the local community together.
  • Show adults that equine assisted learning can enhance well-being.

Location Broughton Astley

About the space

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Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,983

A Minibus - £7,500 (94%)
Other - £483 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

A Minibus
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £7,983

Our Volunteer List

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