CLA Charitable Trust awards more funding in the Midlands

The Thomas Theyer Foundation receives funding from the CLACT
The Thomas Theyer Foundation

A Derbyshire based charity has received £1000 towards their core costs from the CLA Charitable Trust (CLACT).

The Thomas Theyer Foundation was set up to help support children and young people with special educational needs or difficult life circumstances by providing counselling and engagement in outdoor activities. Based in the heart of the Peak District, they are perfectly placed to promote a wide range of outdoor activities in a rural setting, helping develop a wide sense of mental and physical wellbeing.

The funding received will be used to help with the charity’s core costs, including rent for their offices and counselling spaces which will allow them to further develop the amount of counselling and outdoor activity opportunities available such as walk and talk therapy, forest school and woodland wanders. These outdoor activities enable a connection to regional land management techniques, rural diversification and conservation techniques.

The funding received from the CLA Charitable Trust is a fantastic lifeline to help us continue our charitable activities within the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales. By supporting our core costs, it enables the Thomas Theyer Foundation to utilise its funds and provide support and activities to our beneficiaries. TTF supports Children and Young people with special educational needs or those going through going through difficult life circumstances. This is through our counselling service and our uutdoor activities programme which promotes mental health and wellbeing. We have supported over 700 beneficiaries in the last two years through our projects.

Matthew Howarth, Fundraising and Events Manager for the Thomas Theyer Foundation
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Funded almost entirely by subscriptions and donations from CLA members, an organisation which supports nearly 28,000 farmers, landowners and rural businesses, the CLACT is dedicated to helping charities who share in its vision of connecting people who are disabled or disadvantaged with the countryside.

I am delighted that the CLA Charitable trust has been able to help towards the critical work of The Thomas Theyer Foundation. Providing wellbeing through the countryside is core to the trusts aims and we can see that this charity will be delivering this in their rural setting

Bridget Biddell, Chairman of the CLACT

Find out more about the CLA Charitable Trust here

The CLA Charitable Trust is dedicated to helping those who are disabled or disadvantaged to visit and participate in learning experiences about the countryside