Operating out of its beautiful 60-acre site in West Cornwall for the last 30 years, BF Adventure – a charity and social enterprise – runs numerous outdoor adventure activities for around 4,000 young, disadvantaged people in the county annually, many of whom might be facing tough challenges in their lives.
WATCH OUR FILM WITH BF ADVENTURE, HERE
By providing challenging but exciting and supported activities, including quarry-steering, raft building, kayaking, zip wire, abseiling, archery and more, the team at BF Adventure help young people – some with learning and physical disabilities, behavioural challenges and mental health issues - to gain new life skills and confidence, make new friends, build coping strategies and overcome social and education-based barriers they might be facing.
Supported on an individualised Journey of Change, the centre provides a friendly, inspiring and positive space for young people to feel safe in and, by overcoming physical challenges, to become empowered to make more positive choices in their wider lives.
BF Adventure received a £150k investment from Resonance’s South West Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) fund in January 2020 to develop its tourism and leisure sector income stream by installing the South West’s first Via Ferrata – an ‘iron stairway’ – a protected climbing route around one of its quarries. This investment enabled the creation of the social enterprise trading arm of BF Adventure which also saw it open a café providing work experience and employment opportunities for young people.
We recently caught up with and filmed some of the team at BF Adventure, including Chief Executive Adrian Richards, who showed us around the site and explained how the charity is making a positive difference to the lives of young Cornish people as well as describing the ways in which Resonance has worked with BF Adventure prior to and since the SITR investment.
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