17/10/2019

Fund now open

Toyota Parasport Fund Now Open!

The brand new Toyota Parasport Fund is now open! This exciting new opportunity means activity providers registered on Parasport can apply for grants to improve the quality and quantity of sport and activities available to disabled people.

Andrew Cullis, Toyota Marketing Director said “We are extremely proud to launch the Toyota Parasport Fund as the next step in our support of inclusive sport and activity in the UK. Alongside our partners from Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland, Disability Sport Wales and Scottish Disability Sport, we have a fantastic opportunity to improve the options available to disabled people to get active and make a lasting impact on the grassroots landscape.”

The new UK-wide funding programme has the backing of ParalympicsGB athletes including multiple Paralympic Swimming Champion Bethany Firth from Northern Ireland. Bethany said: “I think it’s amazing what the Toyota Parasport Fund is doing because so many people don’t have the opportunity to try a sport or get involved. There are so many different sports out there and everyone has a different sport that they might enjoy. People can get into sport for so many other reasons than winning a medal whether that’s for the health benefits or the social side. If I hadn’t had the opportunity through my school to get involved in swimming, I wouldn’t be the person I am today and I wouldn’t have the medals I’ve won. For Toyota to create the opportunity is amazing.”

Mike Sharrock, Chief Executive Officer at the British Paralympic Association said "Parasport is a crucial part of helping us to deliver our vision: through sport, inspire a better world for disabled people. It enables us to highlight the wide range of opportunities available for disabled people and these grants will help improve the experience of disabled people taking part in physical activity across the country and will be a welcome boost to the array of activity providers registered with Parasport.”

Activity providers from across the UK who have registered on Parasport are eligible to apply for support to improve the quality and quantity of sport and activities available to disabled people.

To apply, visit the Toyota Parasport Fund page.