Boost for disabled

DISABLED people in 1066 Country will have more opportunities to get involved in sport after the Sports for All in Sussex Project received £300,000 of funding.

The club is one of 44 projects across England that will benefit from £8.06 million of National Lottery investment from Sport England.

The Sports for All in Sussex project, managed and led by The Grace Eyre Foundation, aims to increase sporting opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

In December Grace Eyre, in partnership with Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Active Hastings, Rother District Council’s Active Rother, Albion in the Community and Freedom Leisure applied to the Sport England Inclusive Sport Fund to extend the project into East Sussex.

Cath Smee, Active Hastings coordinator for HBC, said: “Securing this new funding is really excellent news for people in Hastings. We are already in the process of planning sessions to provide more fitness activities for those with disabilities and we are looking forward to working with our partner organisations.”

Jon Hart, sports coordinator for the project, said: “This is an exciting time for the project, partners, East Sussex and disability sport. We are looking forward to increasing sports provision.”