Following government advice, GASP has cancelled all sessions until further notice.   The office and workshop are now closed, however our dedicated team continue to work from home designing an exciting new learning syllabus and curriculum update.  This will ensure we are able to respond to the needs of our young people quickly and effectively, once restrictions are lifted.  

As a charity we rely heavily on donations and gifts.  These are unprecedented times, and funding is of significant concern.  If you would like to support the continuing work of GASP, please visit our Funding and Donations page

What we do

GASP is widely recognised in Surrey as a provider of non-judgmental, caring and practical support. We deliver accredited courses in basic motor mechanics and practical engineering skills and contribute to students’ positive personal development. We do this by providing specialist, practical, hands-on learning within a focused, personalised and disciplined framework. This is either at our fully equipped custom-built workshop in Albury (near Guildford) or through our mobile unit, which enables us to bring the courses out to schools and
youth organisations across Surrey.

To find out more about our courses please visit our sessions page

Help

To help young people change behaviours and support them in making a successful transition to adult life

Support

To support young people to progress through education, employment and training

Prepare

To prepare young people in a practical way for the world of work

Enable

To enable young people to experience the value of teamwork, focussing on personal, social and emotional development

Testimonials

"GASP staff showed great understanding and empathy and were very encouraging to our students. They communicated easily and effectively and were patient without appearing condescending, and never overly compensated for any shortcomings they may have detected. They operated with a lovely balance between guiding the students and yet allowing them to work through the project, even if it meant making mistakes or working at a slower pace."
The Abbey Special School
Farnham
"I am writing to share with you the positive impact that GASP has had on two of our more challenging students. There has been a dramatic effect on their behaviour. Both are from travelling families and there were concerns that the boys would be removed from education, prior to their 10-week course at GASP. However this is no longer the case. Prior to them starting they were the most difficult boys in their year group."
Head of Year 9
Glebelands School, Cranleigh
“GASP is outstanding – it stands head and shoulders above the rest in the way this charity is always looking at ways to improve, to make the programmes better and to develop new partnerships and new opportunities.”
David McNulty
Former CEO, Surrey County Council
“This project gives us new practical skills – GASP is different from school because it’s all hands-on. I have gained confidence and self-respect – it’s not like they are telling us what to do, they are helping us.”
Young Attendee
10 GASP Sessions
“My son is now off to University and there's no doubt that the time he spent with the GASP volunteers and other students helped confirm his desire to study Automotive Engineering and I'm sure that his experience and involvement with Greenpower made him a much more interesting prospective candidate. I am grateful for all the time he was able to spend with the group - it also provided a very welcome change of scene from his academic studies and feel that his overall gain, far exceeded the cost.”
Parent
Parent of an evening student 2020