Published:17 October 2013
Sport England is determined to create a meaningful and lasting community sport legacy not only from the London 2012 Olympic Games, but also the Paralympic Games, by helping more disabled people take part in sport.
On 7 September 2013, a year since the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sport England announced a further £8 million of National Lottery funding aimed at giving disabled people across the country more opportunities to get into sport. This includes investment of £7 million through a second round of the Inclusive Sport fund and £1 million in Get Equipped, a new disability equipment fund.
The Inclusive Sport programme is designed to increase the number of disabled young people (aged 14+) and adults regularly playing sport, as part of Sport England’s wider commitment to increasing regular sport participation by disabled people. Sport England is looking to support projects that offer a mix of inclusive and dedicated sporting opportunities, meeting the needs of a wide range of impairments and age groups.
The Get Equipped fund is to enable clubs to purchase specialist equipment to deliver sport to disabled people. Many organisations and clubs delivering sport struggle to provide sporting opportunities for disabled people because of a lack of access to specialist equipment and this funding aims to address this barrier. As a not-for-profit organisation, your club can apply for between £300 and £10,000 of Lottery funding to purchase sports equipment for disability sport. This is your chance to get more involved in helping to provide disabled people with the opportunity to get involved with cycling.
For further information on the funding available and how to apply, please visit the Sport England website: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/. You have until 2 December 2013 to complete your application.
If you require any help with completing your application, please contact the Go-Ride Development team on 0161 274 2070 or your Regional Development Manager (contact details available here).
You can also contact the Sport England funding helpline on 08458 508 508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.