Access Sport is a charity meeting the urgent need to improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing, working solely with young people in deprived communities and with a strong emphasis on young disabled people.
We develop community sports clubs, equipping local people to provide transformational development opportunities for children and young people, irrespective of their background or ability.
We build, equip and up-skill local sports clubs and turn them into thriving local facilities, connected into other local partners such as schools, disabled people’s organisations and other local charities – all working together to deliver real change and opportunity for local young people.
We train and support volunteer sports coaches and club leaders in a range of vital skills such as establishing new sessions to attract more deprived and disabled young people, building personal development pathways for participants towards education or employment and building the financial sustainability of the club so it can grow and serve more local young people for years to come.
We are the only charity in the UK today focussed entirely on doing this and we have developed a unique model that is measurable, cost-effective and replicable. This club development model has been recognised with a number of awards, including most recently Best Sports Charity, Community or CSR initiative at the 2017 Sports Business Awards.