NAME OF ORGANISATION: Ark at Egwood CIC
YEAR FOUNDED: 2018
ABOUT: ARK at Egwood utilises its 12 acres of land and woodland to help people with physical issues, mental health issues, and learning disabilities develop social and transferrable skills for employment.
INVESTMENT PURPOSE: The investment allowed upgrade works to the site so the provision could formally launch.
INVESTMENT AMOUNT: £10,000
DATE OF INVESTMENT: July 2019
SOURCE OF INVESTMENT: Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund
IMPACT: Health, Wellbeing & Social Care; Education & Learning
ABOUT: ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) is based in Egwood in South Somerset. With 12 acres of land, it comprises animals, horticulture, forestry and communal buildings, offering a range of activities, experiences and support services to improve health, skills and opportunities for those needing to be more active, overcoming trauma, physical recovery, or working through anxiety, stress or depression. Therapeutic use of outside spaces and animals has been proven to have a positive impact in helping to restore wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem with people of all ages. ARK engages with the local communities to provide pop up lunch clubs, using the produce farmed by the service users at Egwood, and organise other local events and courses within the locality.
PURPOSE OF INVESTMENT: Investment was used to prepare the site for formal opening. Now, since the ARK has formally launched, it provides meaningful work experience for adults and young people to develop social skills, confidence and transferable skills ready for employment. It also promotes social cohesion within the local community by actively encouraging volunteers and engaging with residents who are socially isolated.
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