Sport England is determined to create a meaningful and lasting community sport legacy not only from the London 2012 Olympic Games, but also the Paralympic Games, by growing sports participation for disabled people at the grassroots level.
Currently only one in six disabled adults plays sport regularly, and Sport England are committed to changing this.
The Inclusive Sport Fund, which has been set up by Sport England with £8 million of National Lottery Funding, will invest in programmes designed to increase the number of disabled young people (age 14+) and adults regularly playing sport.
Sport England are seeking innovative, scalable and replicable projects that make it easier and more enjoyable for disabled people to take part in sport and physical activity more often.
The application form will be made available on the Sport England website on 1st June 2012 and Sport England are encouraging people to review the Inclusive Sport Funding prospectus, which includes the assessment and eligibility criteria, prior to this date.
The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on the 31st of August.
Sport England are also staging a series of workshops, which are already fully subscribed, to provide further information and support in June and July 2012. They now intend to run further workshops in order to meet demand.
Written by Catherine Ridge
Sport England, www.sportengland.org/funding/inclusive_sport1.aspx