The White Unicorn Project Community Interest Company (CIC) is a "not for profit" organisation based in Kexby near Gainsborough. We provide a unique experience to people of all ages by providing opportunities to learn good horsemanship, develop a special bond with horses and connect to nature.
Teaching traditional horse management and riding skills is not the goal of The White Unicorn Project. The White Unicorn Project will provide an experience that encourages the development of life skills and core values through learning good horsemanship and also simply interacting with our horses and nature.
We are licensed by West Lindsey District Council. We comply fully with all safeguarding legislation and all staff/volunteers have enhanced DBS checks.
We will offer a range of equine and non equine based activities for all members of our local community.
For Children and Young People:
- Kids Club.
- School Holiday Activity Days.
- Horsemanship lessons and coaching.
- Tailored sessions with our horses.
- Activity days both equine and non-equine based.
- The opportunity to just spend time with our horses and in nature.
- Horsemanship lessons and coaching.
- Day courses both equine and non-equine based.
Through learning good horsemanship people not only become successful with horses, they are also taught a number of beneficial life skills. Research has shown that simply interacting with horses and being outdoors has a number of benefits to individuals such as:
- Immediate reduction of anxiety.
- An experience of positive emotions.
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure.
- Increase in the release of beta-endorphin's.
- Greater connection to nature.
- An opportunity to interact successfully with another species.
- The acquisition of leadership skills free from dominance.
- Enhanced understanding of the needs of others.
- Greater compassion and empathy for ourselves and others.
- Improved social interactions and enhanced communication.
- Improvement in self-esteem, patience and ability to trust.
- More confidence and a sense of empowerment.
- Taking responsibility for actions.
- The acquisition of assertiveness skills free from aggression.
- Increased ability to focus and be centered.
Funding and Grant News
We are supported by BBC Children in Need
We are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need have awarded us a grant of £27,441 over three years to provide equine based learning activities to children and young people with additional needs. Through the programme of equine based support, the project aims to increase the children’s confidence whilst building their resilience.
We are supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery!
We are very excited to announce that we have been successful in our funding bid from the Postcode Community Trust.
Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received £2000.00 from the Trust to purchase a large tipi. The tipi will give us a much needed indoor space and create a fun, interactive area for learning.
If you would like to find out more about how to apply for funding please visit The Postcode Community Trust website or find out how to play and thus support charities and more organiations like ours, please visit The Postcode Lottery Website.
We are supported by the Lincolnshire Mental Health Promotion Fund!
We are excited to announce that we have been successful in our recent bid to become part of the Wave 8 Lincolnshire Managed Care Network and have been supported by an investment from Lincolnshire's Mental Health Promotion Fund (Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust & Lincolnshire County Council). The investment will enable us to run a project for Adults on the autism spectrum. The White Unicorn AW-tistic Project aims to help improve the lives of adults with autism in the community by offering them a choice of activities to participate in.
We are supported by West Lindsey District Council and Community Links!
In June 2016 we were successful in our application for a small community grant from West Lindsey District Council and Community Links. Our project received £455.87 enabling us to buy much needed equipment for our activity programmes.
If you would like to find out more how to apply for funding please visit the Grants and Funding page on the West Lindsey Disctrict Council website.