Sport England’s Together Fund helps more disabled people stay active

Disability Sports Coach is proud to be a National Partner of Sport England.

Sport England is providing funding and support to help us keep disabled people active through its Together Fund.

As part of the Together Fund, we are proud to have distributed over £80,000 to grassroots disability organisations across London which has helped deliver vital inclusive sport for disabled people of all ages and impairments.

Active at Home

The fund aims to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and has also allowed us to deliver our Active at Home programme.

We have sent packs of inclusive sports equipment to disabled people and their families across London.

The packs included equipment such as table tennis bats and balls, skipping ropes, tennis balls, juggling scarves and spider balls.

Grassroots youth and community clubs are receiving our sports packs to deliver inclusive activities for disabled people.

In total more than 1,300 sports equipment packs have been sent to organisations and individuals across London.

Online sport sessions

We have also been running free online sports sessions to keep disabled people active and connected.

One of those to benefit was Jermaine who is autistic. Jermaine, a teenager, found it difficult to engage with online sports sessions during the pandemic until receiving his sports pack.

Jermaine started to use his sports pack to engage with the lessons and join in with activities, participating throughout. He became much more confident interacting with coaches and his peers. Afterwards he said he loved sports and football.

 

Disability Sports Coach CEO, Peter Ackred said: “We are honoured to be a National Partner of Sport England.

“Thanks to the support of Sport England, more disabled people across London have been able to play the sports they love and stay active and connected in the aftermath of the pandemic.

“Our members have told us that the sports activity packs and our online sports lessons are a lifeline for them.

“Sport England has enabled us to make a real difference to the lives of disabled people, improving their physical health and mental wellbeing.”

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