CCI Giving LogoCCI Giving has provided a $5,000 grant to Horses For Hope which allows us to fund a collaborative project with Catholic Care.

CatholicCare Sandhurst Family Mental Health Support Services is an agency with which Horses For Hope has worked for some time.

Funding for Catholic Care to do this came from brokerage funding which had to be carefully allocated.

In order to extend its limited brokerage funding we applied for grants to extend the brokerage by 200%.

Recognising the funding need CCI Giving contributed $5,000 which will match with $5,000 of brokerage from Catholic Care.

We will contribute $5,000 from our Sessions Fund to make up total funding of $15,000 meaning that Catholic Care referrals can access up to 50 sessions per year.

Jeremy Yipp, Chair of CCI Giving noted:

"Directors noted that this collaborative project aims to extend the capacity of Catholic Care to assist a proportion of the young people it supports to participate in Horses For Hope equine therapy sessions. Participants with mental health issues learn new skills by working with horses, learning how to gain their trust and co-operation – thereby beginning to understand the effect of their own behaviour on those around them."

In support of the grant application Catholic Care provided a letter which can be viewed here.

Horses For Hope Directors look forward to working with Catholic Care on the new project in 2020.