sobriety climbing group

every saturday morning

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Supportive Sobriety Community

Welcome to the Pro-Sober Social Bouldering Group

Come and join us for a friendly chat and climb, indoors and out, as we tackle social anxiety and embrace a sober lifestyle together through some fun and engaging bouldering.

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Our Mission

Who we are

At Bloc Wellbeing CIC a non profit based in Leeds, we blend physical activities with mental health benefits to foster holistic wellbeing. We offer activities like indoor and outdoor climbing, woodland walks, and kayaking. Our fundraising efforts aim to make bouldering and other activities more accessible, supporting underrepresented groups and expanding our programs

About Our Pro Sober Programme

Indoor Climbing Social Running Every Saturday

Outdoor Climbing Sessions

Subsidised places available

Our lived experience-led social climbing group is based at City Bloc Climbing Wall in Leeds LS10. We offer pay-as-you-go sessions with supported and bursary options available. Our activities, including bouldering and other climbing-related exercises, aim to combat social anxiety and isolation while promoting a sober lifestyle. Join us on Saturday mornings for a supportive and engaging environment, providing a much-needed recovery-focused recreational activity on weekends.

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Sliding Scale Pricing

Our sliding scale pricing tiers ensure accessibility for everyone. From fully funded bursary tickets to pay-it-forward options, we offer various levels to suit different financial needs. The group is volunteer led and the price is just for entry into the climbing centre and shoe hire.

Indoor Sessions

bursary

£0

Fully supported, includes travel and climbing shoe grant.

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Supported

£5

Lower cost per session fincludes travel and climbing shoe support.

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Standard

£10

Regular price per session.

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pay it forward

£20

Contribute extra to support others and continuity of the group

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Outdoor Sessions

Our sliding scale pricing tiers ensure accessibility for everyone. From fully funded bursary tickets to pay-it-forward options, we offer various levels to suit different financial needs. The group is volunteer-led with a qualified outdoor instructor.

Bursary

£0

Fully supported, includes travel and climbing shoe grant.

Apply

supported

£10

Supported per session includes travel and climbing shoe support.

Apply

Standard

£20

Standard price for a 90 minute climbing session at a local outdoor crag

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pay it forward

£40

Contribute extra to support others and continuity of the group

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Why we have tiered pricing

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We have adopted Alexis J. Cunningfolk’s The Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice to create tiered pricing that will help us support those with financial barriers when accessing physical activities.

Please read the explanation for each tier before and select whichever best represents your circumstances.

Some definitions of terms used below:

Basic Needs include food, housing, health care, and transportation.

Expendable Income might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the movies or a concert, buy new clothes, books, and similar items each month, etc.

Pricing Tier Info

Number available: 2

Cost: Fully funded (i.e., free for the recipient)

Additional support:

Travel Stipend: Up to £100 to cover travel costs, reimbursed upon submission of receipts.

Cost of climbing shoe purchase up to £80

Eligibility: Aimed at individuals within the community who are on low or no income and have the greatest financial need. These tickets are intended for those who would not be able to attend without this type of financial support.

This is for you if you identify with the majority of statements below.

  • I would not attend this group without this support
  • I frequently stress about meeting basic needs & don’t always achieve them
  • I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs
  • I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing
  • I do not have a car and/or have limited access to a car but I am not always able to afford fuel
  • I am unemployed or underemployed
  • I qualify for government assistance including universal credit or benefits
  • I have no access to savings
  • I have no or very limited expendable income
  • I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them
  • I cannot afford a holiday or have the ability to take time off without financial burden

Applications for bursary and supported tickets are now open and will close on Saturday 29 June 2024. Apply here.

There will then be two raffles to select who receives a bursary place. One raffle will be for bursary applicants, and the other will be for supported tickets applicants (bursary applicants who are unsuccessful in the first raffle will be added to the raffled for supported places)

All information is private and shared only amongst the team dealing with the bursary and supported places.

You will be emailed on Tuesday 2nd June 2024 with the result of your application.

If you’re successful you will be emailed the full sign up form which you will need to fill out by Thursday 4th June 2024 , if you’re late your place gets cancelled.

Should you be unsuccessful you’re more than welcome to try to purchase a ‘Standard Place’.

Number available: 2

Cost: 50% reduction of the cost of attending the sessions

Additional support:

Up to 50% of travel costs reimbursed up submission of receipts.

Up to £40 towards climbing shoe purchase.

Eligibility: These places are aimed at individuals who, while experiencing financial difficulties, might not be to the same extent as those eligible for Bursary tickets. They are intended for those who still face considerable financial barriers but can afford a significantly reduced ticket price.

This ticket is for you if you identify with the majority of statements below.

  • I would not attend this event without this support.
  • I frequently stress about meeting basic needs & don’t always achieve them
  • I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs
  • I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing
  • I do not have a car and/or have limited access to a car but I am not always able to afford gas
  • I am unemployed or underemployed
  • I qualify for government assistance including universal credit or benefits
  • I have no access to savings
  • I have no or very limited expendable income
  • I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them
  • I cannot afford a vacation or have the ability to take time off without financial burden

Applications for bursary and supported tickets are now open and will close on Saturday 29 June 2024. Apply here.

There will then be two raffles to select who receives a bursary place. One raffle will be for bursary applicants, and the other will be for supported tickets applicants (bursary applicants who are unsuccessful in the first raffle will be added to the raffled for supported places)

All information is private and shared only amongst the team dealing with the bursary and supported places.

You will be emailed on Tuesday 2nd June 2024 with the result of your application.

If you’re successful you will be emailed the full sign up form which you will need to fill out by Thursday 4th June 2024 , if you’re late your place gets cancelled.

Should you be unsuccessful you’re more than welcome to try to purchase a ‘Standard Place’.

This place is for you if you identify with the majority of statements below.

  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs
  • I own or lease a car
  • I am employed
  • I might have access to financial savings
  • I have some expendable income
  • I am able to buy some new items & I thrift others
  • I can take a vacation annually or every few years without financial burden

The full sign up process takes about 10 minutes to complete and requires information including:

-Demographic information

-Previous experience

-Health Questionnaire

-Emergency contact details

-Registration form for City Bloc

This ticket is for you if you identify with the majority of statements below.

  • I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs
  • I own my home or property OR I rent a higher-end property
  • I own or lease a car
  • I am employed or do not need to work to meet my needs
  • I have access to financial savings
  • I have an expendable income
  • I can always buy new items
  • I can afford an annual vacation or take time off

The full sign up process takes about 10 minutes to complete and requires information including:

-Demographic information

-Previous experience

-Health Questionnaire

-Emergency contact details

-Registration form for City Bloc

Help us make a difference

Join our survey! Help shape a project using climbing to promote sobriety and social connections. Click the link to participate. Thanks for making a difference!

Survey Results

Empowering Recovery Through Climbing Survey

Meet the volunteer team

Jenny and Craig are both lived experience volunteers who bring their passion knowledge and experience to this group.

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How funding can help us