The Adam Millichip Foundation provides financial support to disabled people who wish to participate in sport, with the aim of improving the quality of their lives.
Applications are accepted from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
To apply for a grant complete the on line application form. Please note that this is an initial application and further details wlll be requested.
Applications are temporarily suspended due to the overwhelming number of applications
The Dickie Bird Foundation provides financial assistance to help disadvantaged children and young people under 18 years participate in their chosen sport.
Grants are available to help towards the cost of sports clothing and equipment. The Foundation is also make a contribution towards travel expenses to and from training within the UK.
To apply: download and complete the application form from the website. Financial information and referees are required.
DBA supports the athletic endeavours of the disabled by providing financial help towards training, competition and specialist equipment.
It is open to anyone with a physical disability regardless of ability - from paralympians to complete beginners as DBA believes that participation in sport at any level will increase self esteem, independence, and quality of life.
To find out more contact DBA either by
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0844 414 8288
Caudwell Children have started a new programme "Enable Sport" to provide sport equipment to disabled children and young people under 19 years. The funding is limited and is a one off programme.
Applications will only be accepted where the parental gross income is less than £45,000 (not including benefits) pa. Financial information will be required on the application form.
Evidence of sporting involvement will be required from a sports coach,club or teacher as well as proof/confirmation of disability from an appropriate professional.
To apply download application form.
Get Kids Going! is a National charity which provides disabled children and young people up to 26 years with the funding for specialist sports wheelchairs to enable them to participate in disability sports.
It is open to all young people from beginners to paralympic level.
The charity also gives sport grants to help with the cost of training, physiotherapy, travel and competition fees.
To apply e-mail email@example.com for an application form.
The GLL Sport Foundation provides financial and training grants to talented young athletes to enable them to reach their full sporting potential and to provide positive role models to other young people in their local communities.
To qualify for a grant the young person must live or train in an area of London and south-east England where GLL currently operates sports facilities.
It awards financial grants of between £250 to £1,500 depending on the funding catergory of the young person and athlete training membership providing free access to sporting facilities managed by GLL. The Foundation funds all Olympic and Paralympic sports but may consider other other sports recognised by UK Sport.
The Kids in Sport charity was set up by the parents of Julian Budd in his memory to enable young people aged 5 to 16 years participate in sport.
It is able to help able and disabled young people with financial assistance to pay for sporting equipment, coaching, facilities and the cost of transportation to events.
Grants are provided to individuals, groups and schools.
The Papworth Trust is offering grants of between £250 to £500 to athletes 12 years and older with disabilities to support their sporting talent.
To apply you must live in one of the areas where the trust operates: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and the Waltham Forest area of London.
An application form can be downloaded from the website.
The Richard Overall Trust was created in memory of Richard who had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to help other disabled children and young people enjoy and participate in sport.
It provides funding for specialist sports equipment, training, sports clothes, transport and tickets to sporting events.
To apply download an application form and return with supporting evidence from a suitable professional such as Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist GP or teacher.
Applications may be made by UK individuals, groups, families and carers.
Sport Aid provides financial support to young talented athletes performing at National level in nearly 50 able-bodied and 25 disability sports.
It is open to young people aged between 12 to 18 years and up to 35 years for disability sports. The Sport Aid Award worth about £1,000 helps towards the cost of travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and sports equipment.
Nominations for the awards are made through the National Governing Body for your sport. They will be able to discuss the award in more detail and provide an application form.
U Support helps children and young people with life limiting conditions, disability or other disadvantage to attend football matches and cultural events.
Although mainly based around Southampton Football Club it is able to provide access to football matches and other sporting/cultural events in London and other areas of the UK.
The organisation has also established links to support the Esperado Children's AIDS orphanage in South Africa.
To apply contact The U Support Charity, 23-25 Portland Terrace, Burlington House, Southampton, SO14 7EN Telephone: 02380 219040 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheel Appeal launched by WheelPower, the national organisation for Wheelchair Sport provides new sports wheelchairs, training and coaching to enable disabled children and adults to take part in sport.
It will only fund manual sport wheelchairs, handcycles and ice hockey sledges up to a maximum grant of £1,500. Applicants may be asked to contribute £250 towards their equipment.
The organisation gives priority to the following groups:
To apply: complete the on-line form. All applications must be supported by a recognised sports club, sports body, school or spinal unit.
Cyclists Fighting Cancer (18 years and younger)
Disabled Sports Scholarship (University of Gloucestershire)
FutureSport (North East England)
Bags 4 Sport helps sports clubs, schools and youth groups raise money for sport by collecting unwanted bags of textiles for payment.
To get involved groups need to register with Bags 4 Sport. In return Bags 4 Sport provides promotional material, posters and bags for the recycled items.
They accept the following items (in good condition):
Bags 4 Sport will then arrange to collect the bags of collected textiles and the groups receive payment.
The organisation also has it's own grant foundation open to groups who participate in the recycling programme and require extra funding for their sports development.
Applications can be made for amounts up to £500 using the application form which can be downloaded from the website.
Bags 4 Sport will also consider applications from talented individuals
who need extra financial support to reach the top of their chosen sport.
Bike Club is a national initiative set up by ContinYou, UK Youth and the CTC (Cycling Touring Club). They are able to provide funding and support to set up Bike Clubs for children and young people.
Recently the club funded adapted bikes for a school in Colchester to set up a bike club to give disabled young people the opportunity to enjoy cycling.
Click here guidelines and application forms for funding.
Boost supports organisations that champion the disabled and disadvantaged through sport.
It is able to offer small grants (under £500) and larger grants (over £500)
The charity has previously supported a wide range of sports including Boccia, skiing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball.
Cash for Clubs provides funding for sports clubs throughout the UK to improve facilities, buy new equipment,and provide training for qualifications.
Any sports club registered with their National Governing Body can apply for awards of either £250, £500 and £1,000. Funding decisions are made 3 times a year.
To apply complete the on-line application form.
The Canoe Foundation has a budget of £25,000 a year to provide small grants for paddle sport related projects.
Applications for funding are open to not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, schools and other groups in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands who work with young people and/or individuals with Disabilities.
Grants are usually awarded up to £1,000 though in exception cases the panel may award up to £2,000.
To apply: download an application form
The Peter Harrison Foundation's "Opportunities through Sport" programme supports sporting activities and projects that provide opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged.
It is able to fund one off capital projects and will also consider funding for new projects and existing projects if additional funding will secure it's success.
The Rowing Foundation enables clubs or organisations to include disabled people, of all ages, in the sport, that do not necessarily qualify for funding from other sources.
It provides grants of approximately £500-£2,000 to organisations and clubs that are involved in Rowing and who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body).
The Foundation does not give grants to support sailing or swimming.
Funding is only granted for ‘one off’ projects or for the purchasing equipment rather than any type of core funding.
Apply by the 12th August 2013, for your application to be considered in September
RYA Sailability promotes sailing for people with disabilities by encouraging organisations to increase participation.
Grants may be provided to develop participation in sailing under the following headings:
Detailed guidelines and an application form can be downloaded from the website.
Sport England operates a wide range of funds to benefit not for profit organisations and sports projects.
It is keen to encourage young disabled people to play sport and will fund extra equipment and improvements to existing facilities such as improved access.
The funding streams are varied and range from £300 to millions of pounds. Full details of the funding available and extra advice on making an application can be found on their website
The Swimathon Foundation offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community.
Grants vary from £300 to £2,500 to groups that fulfil their eligibility criteria.
In the past year they have funded swimming programmes for special needs but does not include hydrotherapy pools.
Applications can be made using the on-line application form. The closing date for this funding round is Monday 24th March 2014 at 12 noon.
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