Skelton Bounty Grant

Sporting Challenge have been awarded £1599 from Skelton Bounty for their activities. The funds are for : staff costs £800, a boat trip £278.40, Nintendo Switch games £120.60 and coach hire £400.

Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The charity aims to provide sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. Their activities include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities.

They support around 53 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities. Sessional staff live across the borough of West Lancashire and are fully trained in order to perform their duties.

Skelton Bounty supports registered charities from within the geographical County of Lancashire, as it existed in 1934, particularly favouring:

  • Equipment for organisations supporting the elderly and people with disability and for youth groups,
  • Holidays for disadvantaged children and carers.

Their trustees prefer to make grants of a capital rather than a revenue nature. They are inclined to favour specific capital projects of proven viability rather than making contributions to general expenditure. It is their preferred policy to make relatively modest grants to a wide number of applicants rather than large grants to a small number of applicants.

Grants are only made to legally constituted, registered charities. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications from charities in successive years are not viewed favourably. The Governors do not usually fund large building appeals or revenue expenditure.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “I wish to thank Skelton Bounty for their very generous funding award.”

Edward added: “Our numbers are growing. Our group really make a difference. If you want to know more information get in touch  call 07971 299606 or email 

For more information read our leaflet- SCA Leaflet 2018

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