Bodster Outdoor Sessions Project to support small groups with  Mental Health Needs

Funding from Social Enterprise Support Fund, distributed by the School for Social Entrepreneurs,has helped us to be able to run a project to support small groups of people with Mental health needs at Bodster C.I.C.

Thanks to National Lottery players for making this possible.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides essential financial support to help social enterprises during COVID-19. It will help social enterprises   to meet additional demands, change the way they work, make their spaces COVID-secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months. Five social enterprise support agencies have come together to deliver the fund. Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd will jointly deliver £18.5 million in grants, with support from CAF Venturesome, the Young Foundation and Ashoka. This has been made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The partnership is one of five The National Lottery Community Fund is supporting as part of its COVID crisis response.

Bodster CIC is so thankful for this support for their work!!

As a result Bodster CIC will from 1st October 2020 be able to run small group sessions for people with mental health issues. Through gaining these funds we will be able to increase staffing and equipment to ensure we can socially distance safely with small groups of people with the ponies and so remain Covid safe. These sessions will be learner led and will enable adults with Mental health issues/ anxiety to interact with our ponies on the ground ( No riding involved) in small groups where they can spend time observing, being with the herd of ponies groom them learn about horse communication and complete Mindfulness activities.

To find out more about this opportunity contact Jo or Giles on

07887876138 or by email  joandgi@googlemail.com