Spring Into Action Receives Grant For Inclusive Sports Sessions

26th January 2016 - posted by Lucy Hamlin

An East Lancashire based community interest company that provides quality developmental activities for people with learning disabilities, has received a £28,742 grant from money raised by HealthHeal through The Health Lottery. The funding will enable Spring into Action to set up inclusive sport and physical activity sessions for young people aged 11-17 and young adults aged 18-30, living in Hyndburn. Spring into Sport will be based at Hyndburn Leisure Centre and provide a range of activity at fortnightly sports sessions.

Director and Project Coordinator Lucy Hamlin, said: “This grant will help us expand our work in the community and enable us to provide more opportunities for people with learning disabilities, their siblings and friends to get involved. We have previously run short sports projects in the area that have been well attended but due to a lack of funding we have been unable to continue with them. This funding will enable us to run sports sessions for two years and provide volunteer training for participants to become volunteers within the project.”

Spring into Sport is expected to launch in April 2016, though planning has already started. Spring into Action are asking people who might be interested in joining the project or volunteering, to get in touch to register their interest and tell them what activities they would like to participate in.