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Recreation Grants

How do you spend your spare time?

Do you have a hobby or are you passionate about disability sport or disability arts?

Whatever your situation.....age, ability or condition.....there are opportunities for extra funding to help make the most of your activities and leisure time.

It doesn't matter whether you want to compete in the next Paralympics or just want the chance to improve your fitness and have fun!

There are grants for individuals to fund specialist sports equipment such as sports wheelchairs, training and transport to sporting events.

And.....Extra funding for local sports clubs to improve facilities and increase disabled participation.

With the Paralympic Games sports funding has increased substantially, as it is recognised that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to leave a lasting sporting legacy for future generations.

It has also inspired funding for the arts with special commissions for disabled artists.

Information on grants for other activities can be found on other web pages:

All Sports and Recreation Groups must look at.....

The Lord Taverners

The Lord Taverners are the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sport charity.

Through their Disability Sports Programme the Lord Taverners provide grants towards sports and recreation equipment.

They part fund distinctive green mini buses for young people with physical and/or learning disabilities to provide vital transportation. These become the property of the organisation and may be standard or wheelchair accessible mini-buses.

At present they are focusing on providing funding for schools, clubs and other organisations that support disabled young people under 25 years looking for grants towards sensory, soft play and outdoor play equipment.

To increase sports participation they provide help towards the purchase of manual sports wheelchairs through their Sports Wheelchair Sponsorship Scheme and Multi Sports Wheelchair Scheme.

Applications should be submitted by a recognised sports club, sports body or school on behalf of the individual.

The Bruce Wake Trust

The Bruce Wake Trust provides grants towards sporting and recreational activities for disabled people and wheelchair users.

The aim of the charity is to encourage and assist the disabled to participate in and enjoy leisure pursuits. This also includes grants towards equipment.

Details of how to apply for a grant can be found on the website.

Now make the most of your leisure time....Check out the other pages....

Tower bridge with Paralympic sign 2012

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