Sport England to invest £3.54 million in disability sport

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‘Sport England has announced a £3.54 million investment into nine national disability sports organisations…

£1.54m of Exchequer funding will be invested in the English Federation of Disability Sport, which has recently undergone a major review and launched a new strategy.

“This welcome increase in Sport England funding will help us and our member organisations halt and then reverse the decline in sports participation amongst people with disabilities,” says EFDS chair, Professor David Croisdale-Appleby. “It is an exciting development for everyone involved.”

£2m of National Lottery funding is available for applications from the EFDS and its eight member organisations.

These are:

  • British Amputee and Les Autre Sports Association
  • British Blind Sport
  • CP Sport
  • Mencap Sport
  • UK Deaf Sport
  • Wheelpower
  • Dwarf Athletic Association
  • Special Olympics

No other organisation is eligible to apply for this money.

A further £8 million of National Lottery funding has been ring-fenced for investment in sport for disabled people over the next two years. We are working with the sector to identify specific barriers to disabled participation and understand how we can best target this investment to ensure the best results for sport for disabled people.’

       

 

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