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New funding available for sports clubs supporting adults and children with disabilities Grants of up to £1,000 have been made available by Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport’s new fund which aims to increase the number of disabled people involved in all aspects of sport, recreation and physical activity within Northamptonshire. 

The fund is being managed and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) and is looking for groups that will use their funding to get more people with disabilities, sensory impairments and mental health problems aged 5+ active in the county. 

The NCF is a grant-giving charity and provides much needed and often life changing grants to some of the county’s most vulnerable and in need people. People with a disability or sensory impairment are currently half as likely to be physically active as non-disabled people. 

Sometimes physical activity providers may need a bit of additional support to help them include disabled people in their activities whether it be to purchase some specialist equipment, provide training for coaches, or make their facilities more accessible. The NCF hopes that the NFDS funding will be able to help organisations in Northamptonshire with some of these things, and ensure that they can then make their opportunities fully inclusive of disabled people so they can enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of participating in them too. The NCF welcomes the opportunity to deliver this bespoke fund to help build inclusive sports activity across Northamptonshire. 

The Foundation already holds a longstanding partnership with Northamptonshire Sport having historically launched the Northamptonshire Champions Fund together. Funding must be for sport, or physical activity.  Each sport must be recognised by Sport England and ideally Paralympic, or Special Olympic events to be eligible for funding.

The funding programme will be open for applications from constituted clubs, groups and not-for-profit organisations.  You can apply for the Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport Fund through the Foundation’s website. grant-finder/nfdsfund  

to £1,000 have been made available by Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport