Access Sport’s Disability Inclusion programme aims to transform the lives of disabled young people and their families, using the power of sport and physical activity to combat discrimination and exclusion, with a strong focus on deprived communities. We want to create equal opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to participate together in their local communities.
Our award-winning programme launched in 2011 and has engaged over 12,000 disabled people, plus thousands more non-disabled families and friends. To date, we have supported over 200 community organisations to become more inclusive to disabled people and upskilled 1000 coaches, volunteers and young leaders within these organisations.

The Need

How We Work

Access Sport’s Disability Inclusion programme has developed replicable system change models under two interconnected themes – Changing Sports and Changing Places. Our two-pronged approach aims to close the disability inclusion gap and ensure long-lasting transformational change in sport and physical activity.

Changing Places and Changing Sports are complimentary and reflective of Access Sport’s areas of expertise (local intensive capacity building and working in partnerships nationally), enabling us to fast-track progress in making community sport disability inclusive.

Our Impact

To understand the impact of our programme, we use a combination of monitoring and evaluation tools that have been developed in-house and with external evaluation partners.  


Our 2019/20 impact report can be downloaded here.


Our Partners & Supporters

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