Horses4Health Equine Assisted Services Grant Scheme
In addition to our main supported charity, HorseWorld Trust and the Equine Welfare Grant Scheme, this year Horses4Health has introduced a new grants scheme for Equine Assisted Services organisations on the HEIR register who can apply for grants to receive some of the funds raised throughout the 2023 event.
This year, in addition to supporting HorseWorld, the HorseWorld Discovery programme and the Horses4Health Equine Welfare Grants Scheme, we are also allocating 25% of funds raised to our new Equine Assisted Services Grant Scheme.
Quote from CEO of HorseWorld Trust, Petra Ingram, about the Horses4Health Equine Assisted Services Grant Scheme:
"Everyone in the Horses4Health team understand how much spending time with equines can benefit your mental health and wellbeing. Over the past few years we have followed the growth of the Equine Assisted Services sector and the introduction last year of the Human Equine Interaction Register (HEIR), designed to ensure minimum standards are met to protect both the equines involved and the people who benefit.
There are many different modalities of practice, from education based learning to psychotherapy, but they all support vulnerable people through partnerships with equines. In the past two years we are delighted to have supported the Riding for the Disabled Association and last year this was specifically for their “Tea with a Pony” project helping people with dementia and similar challenges. Grants were given to a total of 26 RDA local groups. In 2023 we are expanding this and will be considering the award of grants to any organisation accepted onto the HEIR Register, subject to a suitable proposal which will be reviewed by our Grants Committee.
We have always been and will continue to be, People helping Horses, helping People. We are very excited to be expanding our ability to have a positive impact through the Horses4Health fundraising activities”
If you are included on HEIR Register and are interested in applying, please keep checking back on this page for more information on the scheme and how to apply.