An overview of the Ignite Programme

The Ignite Programme is Access Sport's award-winning disability inclusion programme which has been running since 2011. Ignite has engaged over 10,000 young disabled people, up-skilled over 800 new disability inclusive coaches and volunteers, up-skilled over 400 young people aged 14-25 and supported a total of 177 community clubs.

Why the Ignite Programme exists

Access Sport's Ignite Programme transforms the lives of young disabled people from disadvantaged backgrounds through the power of sport. Ignite works to improve the health and wellbeing of young disabled people. The programme also supports their personal development through improving their employability skills and offering work experience opportunities.




Far fewer disabled take part in sport than non-disabled people, particularly in disadvantaged areas. The Ignite Programme addresses this by motivating and up-skilling volunteers, embedding disability sections into the DNA of local community clubs, and by connecting clubs with disabled people's organisations and special schools.

Key Projects within the Ignite Programme

Flyerz Hockey

Key Partners of the Ignite Programme

The Ignite Programme is supported by Sport England, BT Sport Supporters Club, Peter Harrison Foundation, Hilden Trust, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

How to get involved with Ignite

If you are interested in getting involved there are plenty of different ways you can support your local Ignite club. To find out more, contact us at [email protected]

Access Sport is a member of Disability Rights UK