Young people with learning disabilities will have the chance to take part in top-level sports after a charity had a funding boost.
Stanmore-based charity Norwood received £121,000 in funding from City of London Corporation’s charity the City Bridge Trust, to boost its inclusive sports programme ‘Change the Game’.
The grant will be used to deliver the final stages of the programme, designed to help people with learning disabilities, aged between 14 and 25 years and 26+ years, to pursue sports at an elite level.
Boccia and basketball classes in Stanmore and trampolining in Harrow Leisure Centre will feature among the sports in Harrow that will receive extra support and funding from the London-wide donation.
Pauline Smith, Norwood’s head of operations said: “At Norwood, we believe that people with learning disabilities should have the same opportunities as everyone else to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
“This funding from City Bridge Trust will enable us to work with people who want to take part in international sports challenges, the Special Olympics, or to find a job in the industry.
“Through the delivery of this project, we will support people to embed sports into their everyday lives, becoming healthier and more independent.”