Awards For All £10,000 2018

Sporting Challenge Activities Big Lottery Award

Sporting Challenge are celebrating a £10,000 grant awarded from the Awards For All Big Lottery Fund in 2018.

The registered charity was set up in 2008 by a group of parent carers to provide sporting activities for around 51 people with learning disabilities to keep them fit and healthy.

The Activities take place across West Lancashire during the evening and sometimes at weekends.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Co-ordinator said: “The funding award from the Big Lottery Fund is fantastic news and secures our long term future. The Awards for All funding will help towards the cost of transport, sessional workers/instructors, venue hire and activity entrance fees.”

Edward added: “It can be difficult to access sport and exercise activities with barriers including parents or carers being unable to physically take them and stay with them at classes, or they can also experience physical difficulties with participating in mainstream sport and exercise classes. Sporting Challenge provides specialist support workers who collect participants from where they live and provide much needed support while they are having fun, before dropping them off back home again. We provide sessions of ten pin bowling, aerobics, swimming, Nintendo Switch Nights and much more.”


For more information on Sporting Challenge Activities visit or call 07971 299606 or email