Hobbies, life experience and adventure │ Impact

Developing interests and hobbies are part of a young person’s developing self-identity and can help them connect with peers. Exploring new areas of interest and discovering passions is a teenage rite of passage. Engaging with the wider world, undertaking new challenges, and experiencing new settings can build self-efficacy and new skills.

Grant programme examples: Adventure residentials, team building skills, (character), after school clubs and competitions, chess and debating competitions etc

Note: We have on rare occasions funded the cost of residentials and trips, but these activities are less likely to be funded because these programmes often have significantly difficulties associated with become self-sustaining without OT funding.

Case Studies

Trekking expedition │ Case Studies

Year funded:

2018/2019

Academy/Organisation:

Ormiston NEW Academy

Area of Focus:

Hobbies, life experience and adventure

Total amount funded to support various projects:

£3000

Beneficiaries:

7 young people

Chess club │ Case Studies

Year funded:

2018/2019

Academy/Organisation:

OAT Academies

Area of Focus:

Hobbies, life experience and adventure

Total amount funded to support various projects:

£4000

Beneficiaries:

110 young people