why we do what we do
This project has proven the value of the horse as a tool to motivate, educate and pass on key social skills. Despite being a strange concept it has proven a highly effective, long term method of engaging disaffected and hard to reach groups.
The aim of the Project is to use the horse as a tool to motivate, educate and pass on key social skills. Despite being a strange concept this has proven an effective, long term method of reaching disadvantaged and hard to reach groups. We have enabled many individuals from deprived backgrounds to develop new interests and gain self-esteem to a level where they can seek further training or employment.
In 2001 the Stables successfully raised £914,000 to build an additional indoor arena. This was provided by Sport England, The Ouseburn Partnership and the City Council. To do this we had to demonstrate the demand and need for a much bigger project. This was made possible by the tremendous commitment from all our users, volunteers and parents who were determined to see the project grow.
Our potential to make a difference is maximized by adopting a holistic approach to addressing the needs of our users. This is done by providing a mixture of horse related and social activities, opportunities to volunteer, formal and informal learning programmes, accredited training, and one to one support and encouragement when necessary.
We are a registered charity with a focus on Social Welfare and Education. We aim to achieve these by providing a wide variety of activities with the emphasis on them being fun healthy and varied.
It is a unique atmosphere where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities work together to form a team with a common interest.
National Lottery Awards 2010
Watch this video to find out why so many people voted for Stepney Bank Stables in the Lottery Awards 2010 and why the Lord Mayor of Newcastle chose us as her Charity of the Year!