Good news from the The National Lottery Community Fund


Sporting Challenge are pleased to announce a funding award of £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

The funding was announced in February by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. In the first quarterly funding announcement since revealing its new name in January, The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund) has revealed that more than 2,250 projects have received a share of the money, raised for good causes by players of The National Lottery.

The Sporting Challenge group lined up for a celebratory group photograph at their April Nintendo Night at Burscough Wharf (hosted by Domino Partnership).


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 60 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.

Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge Activities Organiser said: “On behalf of Sporting Challenge I wish to thank The National Lottery Community Fund for this fantastic funding award. It will make a huge difference and help us fund more sessions. Our numbers are growing. Our group can help people make new friends, grow in confidence and keep fit and healthy. If you are a parent who is interested please get in touch !”

For more information  on Sporting Challenge call 07971 299606 or email

For more information on the National Lottery Community Fund visit