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Extra £8m for Disability Sport

Disabled people across the country will have more opportunities to get into sport thanks to £8 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England.

With disabled people only half as likely to play sport on a weekly basis compared to non-disabled, this announcement helps bridge the opportunity gap by investing further £7 million through the second round of Inclusive Sport fund and £1 million in Get Equipped, a new disability equipment fund.

The Inclusive Sport fund will offer disabled people more opportunities to play sport by investing in organisations with great insight, consultation and concepts to open up sport to disabled people; while Get Equipped will address the need for specialist equipment to deliver disability sport by giving clubs the chance to apply for up to £10,000 of funding.

The investment builds on the work already being done by Sport England to make grassroots sport truly open to everyone. More than £157 million is being invested in programmes and projects to increase the number of disabled people playing sport via our legacy programmes and our Youth and Community Strategy.

Both funds open for business on 7 October. To find out more about the Inclusive Sport Fund, including workshops being held, please click here.

Please click here for more information on Get Equipped.

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