Include in Glasgow is funded by St James Charitable Foundation.
21% of young people in Scotland are considered disabled but 80% of those young people wish they were more active.
The Include Project aims to improve inclusion for young people with disabilities to get involved with sport and create more inclusive spaces for everyone.
Four community sports group leaders from the Sported network have joined the project, gaining additional support to help make their groups more inclusive.
Working with a Sported volunteer, they will develop and deliver an 18-month action plan, matching the need of their own communities and ensuring there is a range of disability inclusive activities to support young people in Glasgow. These are:
Fifteen young people have been selected as Include Project Glasgow Young Influencers. Aged between 13-18 and involved in the community sports groups involved in the project, they either have a disability or are passionate about disability inclusion in sport.
The programme aims to provide them with a toolkit to champion inclusion and become future leaders in their community, attending 9 activity days and workshops to increase their skills and confidence.
The programme will end with an event designed and delivered by the Young Influencers promoting awareness of and celebrating disability sport in Glasgow.
🌟Include Project 🌟— Sported Scotland (@sported_Scot) May 26, 2022
Last night we got the opportunity to go out to one of our #SportedMembers @HillheadTennis taking part in #IncludeProject
We discussed the Young Influencer programme, and what the project means for their club
We can’t wait to see what they get up to 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/baeKalAmqP
⭐Include Project⭐— Sported Scotland (@sported_Scot) May 13, 2022
Include Project in Glasgow has launched and we are working with groups @BlantyreSA @ceanncreigeclub @DrumchapelU & @HillheadTennis deliver opportunities for young people with disabilities in sport
Thank you to SJP Charitable Foundation for funding our project pic.twitter.com/4pVm8YbGA6