The Opportunities through sport programme, from the Peter Harrison Foundation, supports charities across the UK using sport to provide opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people.
The Foundation is interested in projects that:
- Provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport
- Have a strong training and/or educational theme within the sporting activity
- Provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people
- Contain a high degree of community involvement.
No maximum or minimum grant amounts are specified, the website says each application is viewed on it’s own merits. Grants are usually ‘one off’ and for capital costs, however the website does say that the Foundation will consider revenue funding for a new project or if funding is key to the continuing success or survival of an established project.
There are some exclusions for the fund, which include overseas projects, holidays or expeditions in the UK or abroad and outdoor activity projects, such as camping and outward-bound expeditions. You can read the full eligibility criteria here.
There is a two stage application process; for more information visit the Peter Harrison Foundation website here.