Health, disability & well-being

Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000

Description

What will the funding be used for-The charity wants to build upon the success of the Paralympic Games and inspire young people, especially those with a disability into participating regularly in disability sports.

The charity will provide local schools with afterschool multi disability sports that will include boccia, goalball and new age curling sessions delivered weekly in termly blocks by a specialist coach. These sessions will be targeted at young people with a disability or who are inactive. Schools will receive Paralympic sports equipment so that young people can continue the activities once the specialised coach has completed their sessions.

To further ensure sustainability and offer adults the opportunity to be involved the charity will establish disability multi-sport community clubs. The community clubs will encourage the whole family to be involved in the sporting activities. Young people will also be signposted to the charity’s holiday sports programme that focusses on providing Olympic and Paralympic sporting experiences. Sports leaders from the charity’s Leadership Academy will receive training to be able to assist in the disability sessions.

How many people will benefit-It is envisaged that 800 young people will be engaged in sessions after school on school sites. 100 young people and their family members will join the community sports clubs.

Inspire Plus

Location: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

The project will provide for disabled young people; a group that currently has limited opportunities in sport and physical activity in our area. The programme of multi disability sports delivered by a qualified and enthusiastic team is designed to inspire a lifetime of physical activity.
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