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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Funding News
This section contains news of options that look particularly helpful for clubs or individuals who are seeking funding in connection any aspect of disabled target shooting.  We expect ...
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2. Funding for Training
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3. Funding for Coaches
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4. Coaching
... about funding available for their training, about equipment, and about how to tap into the national pool of coaching expertise to solve specific problems.  Contributions of new material for this ...
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5. Sport England
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
Sport England, Funding Body for DSP ...
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6. British Shooting
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
... and managing Sport England funding for the sport  ...
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7. 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
8. SCUK Funding Guide 2014
(Funding News)
5th March 2014 Sports Coach UK have just released the 2014 version of their excellent guide to sources of funding for sport.  Although it says on the tin that it covers funding for coaching, ...
Created on 05 March 2014
9. 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
10. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... in due course! Twitterers can follow them on @PinGlos1 and they are also on Facebook. The Barnwood Trust is something else that came to our attention recently. This offers funding for Gloucestershire ...
Created on 24 January 2014
11. 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
12. IPC Shooting Strategic Plan
... development, Paralympic brand, funding, organisation, and partnerships.   One of the objectives listed should offer some encouragement to those who are keen to see Clay Target and Blind/VI shooting ...
Created on 25 November 2013
13. Our Clubs Scheme
(Our Clubs Schemes)
... ones, or acquire new equipment, for which it will need to seek funding, applications are more likely to be successful if the “helps disabled participation” box is ticked, and a copy of an accreditation ...
Created on 22 November 2013
14. £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
15. Funding in Lincolnshire
(Funding News)
Lincolnshire County Council has set up an on-line funding portal, which says it has details of hundreds of funding schemes that are open to clubs and organisations in and around the county, as well ...
Created on 20 November 2013
16. Funding Guidance & Information
(Helpful Stuff)
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.   ...
Created on 19 November 2013
17. DSP Surveys Launch
(DSP News)
...  In addition, we often need information about participation levels to provide support for funding bids, planning applications, and so forth.   To solve this problem, we are now launching ...
Created on 17 November 2013
18. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... will also be putting together clips that can be used in various ways, such as presentations in support of applications for funding or planning permission, promotional events, etc. If your or your organisation ...
Created on 12 November 2013
19. Help for Surrey Clubs
(More Help for Clubs)
... clubs.   Also available is a range of on-line advice on topics like sources of funding, safeguarding, marketing and training.    ...
Created on 11 November 2013
20. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
Sport England opened the fifth round of their Inspired Facilities funding in November 2013, and by the closing date in mid-December nine target shooting clubs and grounds had applied.  This is ...
Created on 07 November 2013
21. Funding for Training
(Funding News)
Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries The Torch Trophy Trust is a charity that recognises, supports and rewards the tireless work of volunteers in sport and recreation.  The trust's annual round of bursaries ...
Created on 01 November 2013
22. Funding for Training
(Funding for Coaches)
Torch Trophy Trust Bursaries The Torch Trophy Trust is a charity that recognises, supports and rewards the tireless work of volunteers in sport and recreation.  The trust's annual round of bursaries ...
Created on 01 November 2013
23. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
... open to shooters (among others).   Brunel University (London) offers a range of sports scholarships and bursaries.  Target shooting is not on their list of 'Priority Sports' for funding, but ...
Created on 01 September 2013
24. Please Do Our Surveys!
(Hot News)
Information about people and facilities is vital to our work (and funding). YOU can help by completing our People and Clubs/Grounds Surveys.  ...
Created on 10 August 2013
25. New Funding Infopack
(Funding News)
A comprehensive package of information on sources of funding and how to apply for it has been put together by Herefordshire Council.  The content is not restricted to Herefordshire, but will be ...
Created on 03 February 2013
26. SCUK Funding Guide Updated
(Funding for Coaches)
The excellent guide to sports funding produced jointly by Sports Coach UK, the County Sports Partnership Network and Skills Active, has been up-dated.  The January 2013 edition, available to download ...
Created on 31 January 2013
27. 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
28. Funding 4 Sport
(Funding News)
Do sign up for the excellent e-bulletins that this organisation sends out.  They have recently added a lot of new material to their website, including a jargon buster, list of "buzz words" to include ...
Created on 06 January 2013
29. County Associations - Key Players
(DSP Blog)
... they can cater for shooters with disabilities.  This will probably involve explanations about the availability of support and funding for carrying out such works – something I mentioned in my last ...
Created on 24 August 2012
30. Clubs - Disabled provision
... sought on various levels; initial planning, funding, building new facilities, special equipment, etc.  As the information we are giving out might well be helpful to other clubs, we are making it available ...
Created on 12 August 2012
31. Funding for individuals
(Funding News)
Adam Millichip Foundation Provides financial support and assistance to disabled people who wish to participate in sports.  Only individuals may apply.    Richard Overall Trust Funding ...
Created on 21 July 2012
32. Sports wheelchairs for children
(Funding News)
Funding for these is offered by a number of bodies: Get Kids Going Whizz Kids Lord’s Taverners Sports Wheelchair Sponsorship Variety Club - Variety Wheelchairs  ...
Created on 21 July 2012
33. Funding Section on Website
(DSP News)
We have launched a new section on this website, offering a great deal of information and guidance on sources of funding for individuals, clubs, shooting grounds, associations, etc. who need funds to ...
Created on 18 July 2012
34. Funding
... aspect of disabled target shooting.  It includes information about and links to a lot of funding bodies - but these lists are not exhaustive, so you should make your own searches and enquiries as ...
Created on 18 July 2012
35. Funding bodies
... mention below some of the most useful bodies, and give links to some sites which do gather funding information for easy reference.  Our Funding News page is where we will be adding details of any ...
Created on 18 July 2012
36. Fundraising
... The article is now available on this site as a download.  Funding 4 Sport This specialist funding website includes ideas on how to raise funds via events rather than grants. Available as a ...
Created on 18 July 2012
37. Clubs' Charitable Status
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 ...
Created on 18 July 2012
38. Funding - Guidance
... for funding must do their own reading and research, and if necessary seek competent advice, to ensure that they understand what is required; they must not rely on this information!  Contents of ...
Created on 18 July 2012
39. Sound and Sight
(DSP Blog)
... to others how it can be done, thus encouraging them to have a go.  This idea ties up neatly with plans that Dave Froggett and I have been laying, to seek funding for a short film to be made about ...
Created on 02 June 2012
40. DSP Information Packs
(DSP News)
...  The packs can be included as supporting documentation with applications for funding, local authority planning bodies, etc. to inform grant-giving bodies or local authorities that may well know nothing ...
Created on 14 May 2012
41. Measuring things
(DSP Blog)
Wednesday 12th April 2012 We've had a most stimulating meeting today, working on our bid to Sport England for continued funding after March 2013.  What we are wrestling with is how to prove that ...
Created on 12 April 2012
42. Letter from HM the Queen
... 2010 Note: The date of this letter reflects the fact that the Disabled Shooting Year was originally intended to be 2011; it had to be deferred until funding became available.  ...
Created on 03 April 2012
43. We have lift off!
(DSP Blog)
... Day is not the most auspicious date we could have picked to embark on our principal promotional effort.  All we can say is that it's down to Sport England!  They are funding the Disabled Shooting ...
Created on 31 March 2012
44. Accessible funding
... there, and if you can tick the "disability" and "sport" boxes on the application forms, they have a good chance of success.   We can provide information on many funding options, so contact DSP Co-ordinator, ...
Created on 30 March 2012
45. Disabled Shooting Year
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... have Sport England funding; if it is a success then further funding may be granted, enabling us to continue working to help disabled people in target shooting.   ...
Created on 27 March 2012
46. Sportivate
(Events News)
... For more information see the Sport England website. Target shooting is a sport for which this funding is available, although on one CSP application form we have seen it is an “Other sport”, not separately ...
Created on 10 February 2012
47. Sportivate
... more information see the Sport England website. Target shooting is a sport for which this funding is available, although on one CSP application form we have seen it is an “Other sport”, not separately ...
Created on 10 February 2012
48. About us
... launched by the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA). In Autumn 2011 the Project was granted funding from Sport England, and transferred to British Shooting.  Its remit has been expanded ...
Created on 03 January 2012
49. Disabled Shooting Project
...  If this site is helpful to you, please take a few minutes to let us know via Contacts, as your feedback may help us to secure future funding to keep the project going. Thank you. This site uses cookies ...
Created on 01 January 2011
50. UK Sport
(Search - Weblinks / Sport bodies)
Formerly the Sports Council.  Principal funding body for Olympic and Paralympic sports.   ...
Created on 18 January 2012

Hot News!

DSP Videos

Videos on disabled target shooting now on Vimeo and YouTube. You are invited to contribute your videos.

Please Do Our Surveys!

survey Information about people and facilities is vital to our work (and funding). YOU can help by completing our People and Clubs/Grounds Surveys.

£250,000 for Clubs!

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Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting. 

International Development

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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.  

Helpful Stuff

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.
More information

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.