Stewart 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.
Michael 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.Read More
Vic 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.
Some funding bodies will only accept applications from “charitable organisations”.
Some years ago the Charity Commission de-registered most target shooting clubs for reasons which are probably still controversial. This does not mean that no target shooting club can be a charity.
As a matter of law, the question of whether any organisation is a charity or not depends entirely on its constitution, not on whether it is registered with the Charity Commission. If the constitution meets the legal requirements for a charitable body, then the club is de facto a charity. (Information on what is required in the constitution can be found on the Charity Commission website.)
A club with a charitable constitution can apply to H.M. Revenue & Customs for registration, which will enable it to recover Gift Aid on donations it receives.
Registration with the Charity Commission is entirely separate, and applications by clubs that make a significant contribution to disabled participation in the sport ought to stand a good chance of success. The DSP is aware of a few clubs that are likely to be applying to the Charities Commission, and we will up-date this information when we have news on this front.
In the meantime, any club that has a charitable constitution (or is willing to adopt one) can apply to funding bodies stipulating charitable status, unless the grant-giver states specifically that registration with the Charities Commission is required.
Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting.
Read about how we are hoping to expand the range of international competitions open to disabled shooters, and let us know if you can help.
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.
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting? Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.
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.
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.