We would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Sport England are the principal funders of Boccia England and will invest £1.3 million towards the delivery of the 2013 -17 Whole Sport Plan for boccia. This will significantly contribute towards talent development, increasing participation and building on the sport’s infrastructure.
Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life.
The Lord’s Taverners is a national youth charity that gives young people with special needs, a sporting chance.
Boost Charitable Trust was created in 2005 to Build On Over-looked Sporting Talent, to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.
The Peter Harrison Foundation supports the Boccia England club development programme which is focused on increasing the network of boccia clubs across England and providing more opportunities for people to participate in the sport.
Through the ‘Opportunities Through Sport’ grant making programme (one of four programmes available through the Peter Harrison Foundation), the trustees support sporting activities that provide opportunities for people who are disabled, or for disadvantaged children/ young people, to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills.
Boccia England works with the Youth Sport Trust on various programmes aimed at engaging young people in sport, either through participation or leadership. These include Change4Life Sport Clubs and the Young Coaches Academy.
The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity devoted to changing young people's lives through sport.
SMILE is a not for profit organisation that increases awareness, opportunity and enjoyment in disability sport in the North East of England. SMILE works in partnership with Boccia England to provide supporting activities to increase participation in boccia, including the development of clubs, competitions and our workforce.
Oomph! is an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to enhancing the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults . Boccia England is working in partnership with Oomph! to enable older adults to take part in boccia through their Active Ageing Programme.
Sport For Confidence is a social enterprise which has a passion for sport and its ability to significantly benefit the lives of people with mental illness, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. Sport for Confidence has partnered with Boccia England to produce an evidence-based guide, endorsed by The Royal College of Occupational Therapy, detailing how the sport of boccia can be used as an assessment and intervention tool for Occupational Therapy practice.