Our Surrey Sports Fund provides funding to help people to access and enjoy sport who would not otherwise have the opportunity. This may be due to a disability, or challenging financial circumstances.
Grants are awarded to fund costs such as specialised equipment, coaching and other costs associated with the provision of sports activities.
Previous grants have, for example, supported:
Frensham Pond Sailability – providing facilities and activities for disabled sailors
£3,000 from the Surrey Sports Fund supported the purchase of a replacement boat. The two-seater dinghy, called ‘Red Admiral’ is specifically designed for sailing by disabled people. It is safe, very flexible, can be sailed independently by a disabled person or with an instructor. It can be used for cruising or fully structured and competitive racing. Indeed, one member of the group came in 6th place sailing ‘Red Admiral’ at an international competition on Lake Garda in Italy.