What we are we doing?
We are starting the Goals Beyond Grass Foundation! The Foundation will seek to educate, inform and support the learning and physically disabled community.
We have made steps to make this happen, gaining an accreditation to teach a Level 1 course in Employability skills and managing Personal Finance. This will help our service users gain some independence and also help integrate them into mainstream society.
Under the GBG Foundation umbrella we will be working closely with other third sector organisations such as Wiggly Worm who will give the tools to maintain and make the most of our service users diet.
Who are we?
Goals Beyond Grass is the leading Powerchair Football charity in the UK.
Starting in 2016 our growth has been rapid from our Cheltenham, Gloucestershire base. Working closely with the Gloucestershire FA, Goals Beyond Grass has created 5 competitive Powerchair Football teams allowing many who were excluded from the world of sport to be a part of a team environment.
The competitive side is one we love but our true passion is taking our sport to schools, community centres and Adult opportunity centres.
Why are we doing this?
Our extensive work with the disabled community has led us to the reality that they are not getting the support they need. This void is one that is not going to be filled by the government so Goals Beyond Grass feel impelled to step up
GBG Foundation First 12 Months
Having gained our NCFE accreditation, we would look to start teaching our first students in January. Upon completion of their Level 1 we would then look to help them find opportunities to gain real world work experience.
We are looking to become a Tutor in Powerchair Football Coach Education, we hope to have this sorted soon. This will allow us to train our Service Users as Powerchair Football Coaches and look to integrate the graduates into our outreach team.
Meet the team
Goals Beyond Grass is led by CEO and Founder Brian Dix. Former Naval officer Brian gave up a successful career in the construction industry to dedicate himself to the sport of Powerchair Football and to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and adults.
As Brian was setting up GBG, he asked good friend Patrick Cleal to come aboard and help make his vision come a reality. Brian and Pat are the only 2 full time members of staff but are supported by a large group of Volunteers.
2 other members of the day to day staff are Marketing Officer Jack O'Neill and Sports Development Intern Ryan Butler. Jack is a 3rd Year Marketing, Advertising and Branding student from The University of Gloucestershire who got to know GBG whilst working for the Gloucestershire FA. Ryan is on Placement, also from UoG and is part of the Outreach Team.
Where will your money go -
£8,200 - Student Enrolment Fees
£800 - IT Support
£1,229 - Software Licences
£928 - Classroom Hire
£,2624 - Tutors
£900 - Learning Support
£1,100 - Certification
£4,200 - NCFE Course Materials
£1,320 - Learning Centre Approval
£4,635 - Learning Centre Adaptations
£1,200 - Networking Hardware
£1,800 - Educational Supplies