Funding boost for disability sport in Staffordshire
26 Apr 2012
Two Staffordshire community sports projects, targeting young
disabled children, have received funding through sported.
The two recent grant recipients are Newcastle-Under-Lyne based
North Staffordshire Trampolining, which has been given a grant of
£1,480 to train volunteers and set up a weekly disability
trampolining sessions, and Able Too Forum, who have received £1,400
to support their participation in a disability football league.
Jackie Jackson, treasurer of North Staffordshire Trampolining
said "As a community based club, we felt it was important to be
able to offer sessions to people with special needs. In order to do
this, we needed to raise funds to enable us to train helpers to
work on a one-to-one basis and we also needed to buy special
equipment to enable most disabilities to be able to access the
trampoline. This is where sported. came in, so we now have
the money to be able to get our sessions started."
As well as awarding over £200,000 in funding for the West
Midlands, sported. has also provided one-to-one support through its
volunteer Mentor scheme, helping voluntary and community sports
groups become more business savvy. Two Stoke-based projects, SAFE
Angling and Outdoors Ltd and Urban Expression, are currently
receiving this support, which aims to make projects more
sustainable as part of the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics.
John Ellery, Regional Manager for sported. said "We are working
fairly extensively across the entire of the West Midlands and are
pleased that sports projects in Staffordshire are now benefiting
from the support and funding we have available."
sported. are accepting further membership applications from
groups in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. Interested
organisations can apply for FREE membership here.