Who we work with

From focusing on social inclusion through education to supporting people with complex communication needs, we're working with a range of partners to help more disabled people get active

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We're interested in investing in a range of different partners who can help us learn more about getting under-represented groups to be active.

Some of the partners that we work with include the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), a membership organisation that is working to make active lives possible. 

EFDS work in partnership with us, by providing research and insight about disabled people and sport, as well as establishing and developing disability networks, and supporting other organisations with their work. 

We also work with Disability Rights UK (DRUK) a user-led organisation that undertakes a broad range of work, including research and campaigning, as well as delivering projects and programmes, to create a society where everyone can take part equally.

Since 2014, we've invested over £1 million in Get Yourself Active, which sees local partners work with the health, social care and sports sector to develop better opportunities for disabled people to get active, and, if people want, to use their personal budget for this.

New Partnerships

We've also invested over £1.2 million into Aspire's  InstructAbility programme, which has increased the number of disabled people working in sport and fitness. Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by spinal cord injury.

We work in partnership with Sense, which supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Through our investment, Sense have been delivering the Sporting Sense project since 2016, which creates opportunities for people to participate in, and enjoy, a broad range of sports and physical activities. This programme is increasing the number of people with multiple sensory impairments engaged in physical activity.

We don’t just work with large, established organisations, we also fund a range of smaller and newer organisations, and are always interested in developing new partnerships with organisations that have the same aims.

We're currently working with International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS). The mixed ability model promotes social inclusion through education and by encouraging players of all abilities to be equal members of mainstream sports clubs. Since 2016, we've invested £161,000 in IMAS to expand the delivery of the mixed ability model into new sports and new areas of the country.

Further information

Find out more about the investments we've made here.