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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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  • 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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  • 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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Essex Community Foundation

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.  Funding is available for a wide range of things, and can be granted to individuals for participation in sport.  

Full details, including a telephone helpline, on the Foundation's website


Lincolnshire Sport

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 must be made by individual coaches, not by clubs, and the submission deadline is 1st August 2014.  Full details are on the Lincolnshire Sport website

SR Alliance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance runs an annual awards scheme.  Unlike other sports award schemes, the winners receive cash prizes for investment in their projects.  Winners of the five categories below will receive £1,000 each, and the overall winner gets £2,500.  Nominations can be submitted in the Spring, generally closing at the beginning of May.

Read more: Community Sport & Recreation Awards

Sports Coach UK

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, 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 on-line format.  

This is one of the best sports funding guides around, and we recommend that anyone looking for funding for their club, shooting ground or association, as well as for coach training and equipment, should start here.  

Map of Gloucestershire

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 can include the purchase of sports equipment.  They run two funding schemes, one for grants of £50 to £750 and the other for larger amounts.  

The Trust also operates a funding scheme for organisations, although eligibility is quite restricted.  

Information and application details on the Trust's website

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 buildings and facilities.

Read more: £287,087 for Shooting Clubs

Lincs Funding Portal W

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 as advice and guidance.  

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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.
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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.