Organisations are being invited to apply for a share of £8 million of National Lottery funding to develop sporting opportunities for disabled people.
Sport England will be channelling £7 million of its Lottery allocation through the Inclusive Sport fund and a further £1 million into a new disability equipment fund called Get Equipped.
The money is being made available to grass roots organisations as part of Sport England’s investment of more than £157 million on programmes and projects to increase the number of disabled people playing sport through its legacy programmes and its Youth and Community Strategy.
Disabled people are only half as likely to play sport on a regular basis as those without disabilities and Lisa O’Keefe, Sport England’s Director of Insight, believes it is imperative to build on the increased awareness created by last summer’s Paralympic Games. “We need…to make sure the opportunities and the equipment are there for those disabled people who want to take part in sport”, she says.
Applications to the Inclusive Sport and Get Equipped programmes close on 2 December 2013.
To apply for Inclusive Sport funding, visit: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/inclusive-sport/
To apply for Get Equipped funding, visit: http://www.sportengland.org/funding/our-different-funds/get-equipped/