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Disability Sport

One of WASP’s key Values within our Strategy is: ‘Demonstrating and promoting Respect for the diversity in our sports community’ and one of our Strategic Objectives is to ‘Enable greater participation for all’.

WASP works with Local Authorities, School Sports Networks, Special Schools, National Governing Bodies, EFDS, National Disability Sports Organizations, Youth Sport Trust, local disability groups, local clubs and charities to ensure that sport and physical activity is available to people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities living in the county.

We provide a range of funded programme support and events to develop and promote opportunities for people with disabilities.  For example, as part of the School Games programme we hold an annual Panathlon Event featuring Boccia, Polybat, New Age Kurling, Table Cricket and field Athletics. We have supported numerous clubs with Sportivate and Satellite Club funding to promote specialist clubs and inclusivity. Workforce support is provided in many ways including inclusive based courses and a coach bursary scheme. We also work with a range of partner organisations to promote opportunities and support both in sport and active recreation for disabled people.

We are always keen to develop further links with local clubs, groups and organizations who work directly with disabled people or who are keen to develop their offer for people with disabilities.

Further Information:

Please click here to find out more about the Inclusion Club Hub.
Please see our  pdfDisability Sport Club Directory

Tennis Foundation Disability   CopyThe Tennis Foundation (TF) is excited to introduce our Coach Grant Scheme supporting disabled people involved in disability tennis through the TF’s Network Programme to enable them to gain coach education up to an LTA Level 2 coaching assistant.

If successful in your grant application the TF will support you with a grant up to a maximum of £200 which much be used towards the cost of a tennis coaching education course (a Course). Please note that bursaries will be paid retrospectively on completion of a Course and you may be required to provide evidence of attendance on a Course.

In order to be eligible to receive a grant you must satisfy the Eligibility Criteria set out below. Eligible applications will then be reviewed by the TF’s selection panel on the basis of the Application Criteria set out below. We have a limit to the number of grants we can give in any one year so this offer may be withdrawn at any time.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to be considered for a grant you must satisfy the criteria set out below:

  • Be resident in the UK.

  • Be aged 16 or over.

  • Have a physical, sensory or cognitive impairment/condition that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on the ability to do normal daily activities (i.e. disabled).

  • Evidence via medical letter on request.

  • Detail the confirmed dates of the course/qualification you are booked on.

  • All coaches accessing funding will be asked to report back to the Tennis Foundation on the impact of their coach qualification within six months after receiving the Grant.

Application Criteria

If you satisfy the Eligibility Criteria set out above your application will be considered by the TF’s selection panel (consisting of two members of the TF’s Disability Development Team). The panel will review your application and supporting statement and your application will be assessed on the basis of the criteria set out below:

  • How you will use the qualification gained as a result of the grant

  • How the grant will contribute to your personal development

  • How the grant will contribute to your career development


Application form - pdfCoach-Grant-Application-Form-accessible-version-2018.pdf149.91 KB

Supporting Statement

Please use the space below to tell us about why you are applying for the grant. Please include as much information as possible (up to a maximum of 300 words) and let us know how:

  • You will use the qualification gained as a result of the grant.
  • The grant will contribute to your personal development.
  • The grant will contribute to your career development.
  • The grant will contribute to/benefit your local tennis venue e.g. how many sessions will you be involved in/what type of sessions will you be involved in?

The TF may ask you to tell us about your experience on the course and how you have used and benefitted from attending the course. By signing this form you agree that such information and any information submitted as part of this application (including but not limited to the supporting statement) may be used by the TF for the purposes of promotional activity in order to encourage more people to get involved in tennis (including published on the TF’s website and social media accounts), and you agree to the use of any such information and any other details and/or materials submitted as part of the application and for any other promotional purpose the TF may deem appropriate.

By signing this form you consent to the use of your personal data for the purpose of administering the TF Coach Grant Scheme and for the promotional purposes set out above, sufficient to enable TF and its licensees to comply with their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and any other applicable legislation.

Please return your application form to: Disability Coach Grant Scheme, Tennis Foundation, National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Or via email: info@tennisfoundation.org.uk (subject – Disability Coach Grant Scheme)


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