Sport For All
The Paralympics show us that anything is possible. We also want to reflect this through our work at a regional level and create opportunities for everyone and inspire others through the amazing achievements of athletes at all levels. Whatever your disability – physical, sensory or learning difficulties – it shouldn’t be a barrier to any sport or activity. We’re here to provide the support so that you can create your own legacy.
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Our Disability Sports Guide is a fantastic resource that highlights nearly 100 sports and activities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight that anyone with disabilities can get involved in. Whether you’re a budding Will Bayley or are a dab hand with a bow and arrow, the guide gives you locations and useful contacts. You can download it in our Useful Resources section to the left.
We run ‘and support’ lots of events, and everyone is welcome but sometimes we do offer events specifically for disabled athletes – check out our activity finder or our’ dedicated events page for all our latest updates.
It can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to disability sport funding. That’s why we’ve compiled a full list of links to charities and groups that can provide the right support – everything from providing sports wheelchairs, to engaging children in sport through cricket to grants that could propel talented athletes to the world stage.
Take a look at the full but not exhaustive list below.
Inclusive Sport Funding
There are so many amazing organisations driving the development of disability sport and all of them are passionate about helping disabled people reach their potential through sport. This list of organisations and funds will help you to find support for sport, with many of them specifically aimed at helping disabled people into activity.
Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme (HTAS)
The scheme provides a grant to help Hampshire’s most talented athletes reach the world class levels including the Paralympics and World Championships.
Get Kids Going!
This national charity is all about inspiring disabled children and young people into sport and providing them with the opportunities to achieve their goals
The Community Sports Foundation
This organisation believes in equal access and are passionate about raising awareness of sport for disabled children and young people through funding – they welcome applications from a range of projects.
Around 70 million people need a wheelchair worldwide and this fantastic charity provide high-quality low cost chairs to people all over the world, especially in the developing world. Motivation also provide sports wheelchairs and have worked with the International Paralympic Committee
This charity are working hard to help transform the lives of disabled children with mobility equipments, life skills and support they need – plus lots of opportunities to have fun.
The Lord’s Taverners
The Lord’s Taverners might have their grassroots in cricket but they support and engage with disadvantaged and disabled young people through a range of sports.
The Richard Overall Trust
Set up in the memory of Richard, an inspiration to many, this Hampshire-based charity offers financial support to help young people enjoy and progress in their chosen support – whether that’s helping with attendance costs or providing equipment.
We’re here to answer any questions you might have about disability or inclusive sport, so get in touch with us.