Supporting Champions!

by International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) Vetted since 2018

Summary

We will establish the INAS Global Athlete Foundation dedicated to helping athletes with an intellectual impairment, Down syndrome and autism across the world to achieve in sport and to be the best that they can be. We will support up to 200 young talented athletes each year to become champions in international and Paralympic competition by helping to overcome the hurdles of equipment, kit and competition costs - realising their potential and fulfilling sporting dreams.

$25,000
total goal
$19,474
remaining
45
donors
1
monthly donor
2
months

Challenge

Intellectual Impairment affects 2% of the population: 465+ million people worldwide. Impairment varies significantly and includes intellectual disability, autism, Down syndrome and other conditions which can affect a persons ability to do everyday things. INAS supports more than 300,000 people each year, but few receive any financial support towards their kit, competition and travel costs. The financial barrier is often too great and many talented young people simply drop out of sport.

Solution

INAS will establish a Global Athlete Foundation to make awards of grants, equipment or other interventions that will help an athlete to achieve their sporting potential. The Foundation will ensure that funds go directly to the most deserving athletes, for example, we might provide a set of professional running shoes because they are not available to an athlete in Africa, or we might subsidise the cost of competition entry for an athlete whose family is not able to work.

Long-Term Impact

The Foundation will support those athletes who have the ability to compete with the best in the world but are limited or unable to do so because of a financial or other barrier. The long term impact will be more international-level athletes with an intellectual impairment and we aim to support up to 200 young people a year. By realising talent and ensuring that people can be their best, we create role models and inspire others.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.inas.org
The INAS website

Organization Information

International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS)

Location: Sheffield - United Kingdom
Website: https:/​/​www.inas.org
Project Leader:
Nick Parr
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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