Tackling Inequalities Fund supports Disability Riding School to recover from Covid-19

Posted: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:53

Tackling Inequalities Fund supports Disability Riding School to recover from Covid-19

Scropton, teach over 200 local children and adults with physical, learning, sensory, profound and multiple disabilities to ride horses. They deliver over 8,500 sessions per year and provide real and lasting therapy and sport to all. In turn benefitting their strength, co-ordination, communication, confidence and self-worth, all whilst having fun and being more active.

During Covid-19 the organisation would have struggled to stay afloat with their expensive site fees, insurance and costs of caring for the horses remaining the same, despite the reduction in business. The Tackling Inequalities Fund was able to help the site open up more quickly by offering smaller classes and buying sanitation equipment, therefore allowing this group of people to get back to their active life.

"Having the funding to support the core costs has enabled the centre to reopen and survive the restricted opening that we've been experiencing. If we hadn't had the funding we'd have had to close."

Glynis Dalley,

Scropton Riding for the Disabled

The Tackling Inequalities Fund was able to help with some of these costs meaning SRD could reopen again, almost as normal during summer 2021 and help this important demographic remain active, when it was most in need.

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Covid-19, Horse Riding, Sport England, TIF