Spirit of 2012 extends funding for Inclusive Futures project

My Sport, My Voice! Ambassador Jack Thomas at an Inclusive Futures event in Swansea

UK Sports Association is delighted to hear that Spirit of 2012 has extended funding for the Youth Sport Trust’s Inclusive Futures programme for another year from September 2015 to September 2016.

Inclusive Futures has recruited 1,000 young volunteers since launching back in 2013, branching across eight UK cities and has reached an additional 6,000 participants through the programme’s delivery of major and regional sporting events.

Inclusive Futures challenges perceptions of disability, increases participation of young people in sport and encourages more inclusive provision for disabled people.

As part of our My Sport, My Voice! project, the UKSA has been proud to support a number of Youth Sport Trust programmes, such as Inclusive Futures, and we look forward to being able to continue doing so.

Earlier this year, our My Sport, My Voice! Ambassador Jack Thomas was a special guest at an Inclusive Beach Sports Day in Swansea.

More recently, Josh Walne was a young mentor for 30 school children at the Talented Inspiration Programme.

At the same event, Dan Pepper helped to inspire 350 aspiring sports team managers by sharing his stories of success and overcoming the disappointment of unfairly suffering the Paralympic ban on athletes with learning disability.