Apply for funding for your disability sports club

By NickiBlake on May 1st, 2013 - comments

A grant from the BT/Sunday Telegraph Paralympic Momentum Programme could help your sport club to train a future Paralympian.

Sports clubs continue to play an essential part in the development of Paralympic sport following the unforgettable scenes provided by disability athletes in London last summer.

Some of the most memorable moments of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games came from Paralympians such as Jonnie Peacock, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds and Hannah Cockcroft.

More than two million people bought tickets for Paralympic events.

For many sports clubs, every penny counts – and providing the right facilities to train the next generation of Paralympians requires funding.

Both BT and The Sunday Telegraph have for some time been proud supporters of Paralympic sport and have started the BT/Sunday Telegraph Paralympic Momentum Programme, which will give sports clubs a helping hand.

Fifteen awards of £1,000 are available for sports clubs that encourage participation from people with disabilities.

A prestigious panel – including Sunday Telegraph editor Ian MacGregor, BT’s group marketing and brand director Suzi Williams, The Telegraph’s Gareth A Davies and Keith Perry, plus British Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft – will judge the entries.

Entrants may nominate their own sports club only. Entries must be supported by two referees who are connected to but not necessarily a member of the club. Written submissions must be in English and be no more than 250 words in length.

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