A £127,00 grant to aid disabled sport

Disability sports office for Active Northumberland, Ronnie Scheu, Ian Thurlbeck from Sport England, Ability 2 Play volunteer Chris Maddox, and Ronnie Campbell MP.
Disability sports office for Active Northumberland, Ronnie Scheu, Ian Thurlbeck from Sport England, Ability 2 Play volunteer Chris Maddox, and Ronnie Campbell MP.
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Disabled people in the county are set for more sporting opportunities after a £127,000 boost from Active Northumberland.

The grant is one of 44 projects across England that will benefit from £8m of National Lottery investment from Sport England.

Activities will be developed and delivered by qualified staff who understand the needs of different impairments, attitudes, interests, ages and abilities as they go to expand the Ability 2 Play programmes.

Northumberland county councillor Val Tyler said: “We are absolutely delighted to be receiving funding from the Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund.

“It means a great deal as it provides invaluable funding to help us extend the opportunities for disabled people in Northumberland to participate in sport.”

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell said: “This investment by Sport England into Active Northumberland is fantastic news.

“I am delighted that the funding will enable the successful Ability 2 Play project to expand and be able to now accommodate disabled adults.”

Sport England director of insight, Lisa O’Keefe, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Active Northumberland provide more opportunities for disabled people to give sport a go.

“Record numbers of disabled people now play sport and it thanks to organisations like this that we can continue to improve opportunities and make a real difference in the communities.”