GASP Motor Project
“GASP stands out because of the impact it has on individual young people’s lives. You can almost touch the change in them.” That’s what the CEO of Surrey County Council says about this Albury-based charity, which uses motor mechanics and basic engineering to enthuse young people – boys and girls – and re-engage them with learning. Importantly, GASP gives those who are often disaffected and marginalised the confidence, as well as the skills, to discover that they ‘Can Do’ and encourages them to progress into training. GASP works mainly with 14 to 19 year olds: those who respond best to vocational learning, outside of the mainstream classroom; others who have Special Educational Needs; and with some of the most ‘at risk’ young people in our communities. In 2018 The Wisley Foundation has provided funding for the acquisition of a new office building and meeting area.