Access & diversity useful websites
We’ve gathered all the access & diversity in the outdoors links from across all our information pages, as well as adding a few more here.
Aim to give children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport. Supporting volunteers to set up & run local sports clubs, with funding, advice & networking.
ACE Accessible Countryside for Everyone
Finding accessible places for all to enjoy in England and Wales.
Action for Children
Helping disadvantaged children – fostering or adoption; intervening early to stop neglect & abuse; making life better for disabled children; influencing policy & advocating for change.
Our vision: Disabled people are active for life. Our purpose: Making active lives possible by enabling organisations to support individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life.
BEN Black Environment Network
Works to enable full ethnic participation in the built and natural environment.
Birding For All
Seeking to improve access for people with disabilities to reserves, facilities and services for birding.
Boccia is a disability sport where players aim to propel balls close to a target ball.
British Blind Sport
Enabling blind and partially sighted people to have the same opportunities as sighted people to access and enjoy sport and recreational activities in the UK.
British Wheelchair Basketball
Find a club, follow the national team, watch videos, join the online community, find rules, courses & events.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) Sport
Aim to improve the quality of life for people with physical impairments through the provision of appropriate sport and recreational activities.
CLA Charitable Trust
Grant-making trust founded to encourage landowners to provide opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged on their property.
Council for Disabled Children
Helping disabled children & those with special educational needs (SEN) to have full, happy childhoods, fulfil their potential & be active within the community. Good resources & help section.
Bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to access it through farm visits, residentials & resources.
Disability Snowsport UK
Promote equality and opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in snowsports & improve their enjoyment and standard of performance at the level of their choice.
A guide to organised sport & recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, at local & international level.
Equality in Sport
Providing a wide range of equality-related material, including the Equality Standard for Sport, to assist all sporting organisations become more equitable and to provide a service to all sectors of the population.
Farms for City Children
Offers urban children the chance to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. Founded by children’s author Michael Morpurgo.
Gardening for Disabled Trust
“Don’t let disability, age or accident stop you…”. Give grants to people all over the UK in order that they may continue to garden. Also advice, newsletter, events & design.
Go Kids Go!
Free courses to equip young wheelchair users with the skills to become independently mobile so that they can enjoy the same activities as their able bodied peers.
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
Promote, grow and support wheelchair rugby for the enjoyment for all in England, Scotland and Wales.
US project advocating for play opportunities for all. “Cities need … family-friendly, kid-friendly environments that promote play everywhere.”
Enable children with special education needs and disabilities to enjoy their lives and achieve their ambitions, and provide support and guidance to their families.
Research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments: benefits of getting outdoors & the barriers experienced by different users, particularly disadvantaged groups.
Sporting programmes, training courses & annual ‘mini Paralympics’. “Without Panathlon, many young disabled people would not have an opportunity to take part in competitive sport.”
Inspires and supports children, young people and adults of all abilities to come together on equal terms and make more of life together.
Offering fun & challenging residentials, social activities, sports & events for children of all abilities.
Scottish Disability Sport SDS
Governing & co-coordinating body of all sports for people of all ages & abilities, developing opportunities & improving performance in disability sport for children, athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability.
An information site for anyone who is raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice.
Thrive: Carry on Gardening
Helping people with a disability to start or continue gardening. Practical info to make garden jobs easier, advice on taking care, useful hints, tips & kit.
UK Deaf Sport
Encourage deaf people to participate, to enjoy and to excel at sport, including the Deaflympics.
UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability
Encourage the development of sustainable, integrated quality sports provision for people with learning disability, from grassroots through to elite international opportunities.
The national charity for wheelchair sport in the UK, based at Stoke Mandeville, the home of the paralympic movement.