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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • stewartnangle1Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol.  What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones. 
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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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  • michaelwhapples1Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle.  In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia. 

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  • vicmorris1Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident.  With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle. 
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1. Local Awards
(Category)
... year’s presentation. If you can add to these lists, please contact the DSP Co-ordinator, Liz Woodall. Some awards are in the form of grants or bursaries; we have noted those we are aware of.  ...
Created on
2. Grants in Essex
(Funding News)
This charitable trust acts as a management hub for a co-operative of funding bodies offering grants of between £250 and £10,000 (or more for large developments) to people and organisations in Essex. ...
Created on 29 May 2014
3. Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding for Coaches)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
4. £150 Coaching Grants in Lincs
(Funding News)
Lincolnshire Sport (which is the County Sport Partnership) and Sport England have launched a jointly-funded scheme to offer grants of £150 towards the cost of coaching course fees.  Applications ...
Created on 29 May 2014
5. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... like other clubs to take it up so that some competitions can be introduced for it.  Any clubs interested should contact John Lloyd at Blackburn - as usual, grants should be available to cover the ...
Created on 07 March 2014
6. SCUK Funding Guide 2014
(Funding News)
... most of the grant-giving bodies listed will give grants for many other aspects of sport as well.   At 81 pages, the new version is significantly bigger than last year's, and it is in a new interactive ...
Created on 05 March 2014
7. Sport England Club Leaders
(Help for Clubs)
... marketing, management of facilities, and governance (constitution and administration).   Clubs seeking higher-value funding, whether grants or sponsorship, may well find that they have to demonstrate ...
Created on 20 February 2014
8. Barnwood Trust
(Funding News)
People in Gloucestershire with disabilities or mental health conditions are eligible to apply for grants from the Barnwood Trust for funding towards the cost of "making the most of their lives".  This ...
Created on 24 January 2014
9. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
In 2013 five target shooting clubs have applied successfully for funding from the Sport England ‘Inspired Facilities’ scheme. This gives grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for the development of ...
Created on 21 November 2013
10. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
... what will and will not be funded, and advising on how to apply, is available as a Download.   It is well worthwhile shooting clubs applying for these grants to meet some or all of the cost of carrying ...
Created on 07 November 2013
11. Grants + Council Loan
(Funding News)
A new idea in funding for sports clubs’ projects Extract from a BBC News Cambridgeshire article The gym where Olympic medallist Louis Smith trained is set to expand to meet demand created by the ...
Created on 31 January 2013
12. The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
(Funding News)
... Grants can be small (up to £5,000), medium (£5,000 to £25,000) or large (over £25,000).  Full details on their website.  ...
Created on 06 January 2013
13. Clubs CAN do it
(DSP Blog)
... As soon as they discover that it’s very easy to get grants for this sort of thing the immediate reaction is usually “Oh, right.  Well we’ll get on with it then.”   This is the key message ...
Created on 23 August 2012
14. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... in this section of the website.  We are well aware that many clubs have limited resources, not only in terms of finance (which can be remedied by grants), but also people and space – which are harder ...
Created on 12 August 2012
15. Council grants
(Funding News)
Some counties run schemes for grants or bursaries alongside their annual Sports Awards.  These tend to be for individual sportsmen and women, rather than for clubs and organisations.  Below are ...
Created on 21 July 2012
16. Coaching qualifications
(Funding News)
  Tony Blair Sports Foundation Grants for 50% of the cost of obtaining a level 1 coaching or officiating qualification in disabled sport.  Beneficiaries are expected to commit to doing ...
Created on 21 July 2012
17. Coaching qualifications
(Funding for Coaches)
  Tony Blair Sports Foundation Grants for 50% of the cost of obtaining a level 1 coaching or officiating qualification in disabled sport.  Beneficiaries are expected to commit to doing ...
Created on 21 July 2012
18. Blind-VI children
(Funding News)
 VICTA Grants to individuals for equipment; to organisations working with blind/VI children (for materials, activities, etc.), and for research.   ...
Created on 21 July 2012
19. Funding Section on Website
(DSP News)
... 'Funding News', where we'll give details of any particularly interesting grants opportunities that we hear about.  If you are aware of anything that could be included here to help others, please let ...
Created on 18 July 2012
20. Funding bodies
(Information)
... depending on the size and purpose of the grant required.  Information, guidance and application forms are all available on its website.    Small Grants Scheme This is the most accessible ...
Created on 18 July 2012
21. Fundraising
(Information)
Grants, Sponsorship and Other Fundraising This is a two-part article by the DSP’s Co-ordinator, Liz Woodall, for the NSRA’s journal The Rifleman.  It appeared in the Summer and Autumn issues of 2008.  ...
Created on 18 July 2012
22. Funding - Guidance
(Information)
... repairs.  Since the article was written sports grants have been taken out of the Awards for All system and are now administered (in exactly the same way) as the Sport England Small Grants Scheme. ...
Created on 18 July 2012
23. Kent
(Local Awards)
...  Presentation: November NB: In 2011 there were also awards of grants towards training costs.  ...
Created on 30 March 2012
24. Accessible funding
(Ideas)
Does your club want to make itself more disabled-accessible, but hasn't got the money to pay for alterations and equipment?   If so, don't forget that there are loads of grants available out ...
Created on 30 March 2012
25. Club Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... letters of support for grants, etc. If you have contacts in a local disability organisation now is the time to offer a guest day for their members. If you aren’t in a position to organise an event, please ...
Created on 27 March 2012
26. Funding Information: Article on Small Grants application
(Phoca Download / Article on Small Grants application)
Article on Small Grants application ...
Created on 21 July 2012
27. Funding Information: Rifleman - Grants, Sponsorship + Fundraising
(Phoca Download / Rifleman - Grants, Sponsorship + Fundraising)
Rifleman - Grants, Sponsorship + Fundraising ...
Created on 17 July 2012

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Vision for Shooters

For most shooters, being able to see well enough to aim accurately is the key to our sport. Our Vision Section has lots of information to help all shooters who have vision problems, great or small.

Funding Guidance & Information

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

Advice for Clubs

EFDS Inclusion Hub is a free on-line resource created by the English Federation of Disability Sport for clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly and include more disabled people in their activities.
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Disability Awareness

For those encountering people who have various types of disabilities, we offer a round-up of some on-line advice and videos that may help to put everyone at their ease.