The Trustees are pleased to confirm funding for Access Sport to enable up to 225 individuals in Bristol to benefit from cycling equipment, training and facilities. Access Sport delivers an award-winning cycling inclusion programme with the backing of Sport England, British Cycling, the London Marathon Charitable Trust and Bristol City Council. To date, the charity has opened four cycling facilities in the most deprived communities in Bristol. In addition, their schools outreach programme works with 60 schools and community groups across Bristol to engage the most physically inactive young people in school, those growing up in poverty, and ethnically diverse young people. In Bristol, 3 out of 4 people from ethnic minorities or those at risk of deprivation never cycle; and only 2% of all children cycle to school.
The funding will extend the programme to cover new sites and activities in Bristol. Notably, it will fund the purchase of additional bikes and helmets, extend the schools outreach work, and provide additional support to 50 young people to become regular members of their home club at Stockwood or Hartcliffe.
This significant donation from The Hargreaves Foundation shows the charity’s commitment to transforming young lives through sport.