Wheelwrights 2020

Wheelwrights 2020 FundingThe funding has been made available through the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights, in association with National Tyre Distributors Association.   We know that taking part in sport and physical activity enhances disabled people’s quality of life, giving them confidence, improving their wellbeing and helping to connect them to other people.
This fund has three main aims:
  1. Make it easier for individuals to start getting active
  2. Make it easier for individuals to remain active
  3. Make it easier for individuals to achieve their sporting potential. 

Round one of the fund is currently open and the closing date for applications is the 28 June 2019.

Criteria for the Wheelwrights’ 2020 Fund

  • Individuals applying mustbe a resident in the UK
  • Individuals applying musthave a physical impairment
  • Individuals applying mustbe a current patient at a spinal injury unit or have been discharged from a unit within the last five years
  • The fund is available for all ages
  • Individuals applying must include reference or referral details from a member of staff at the spinal unit
  • The fund is targeted at grass roots sports participation rather than elite/performance level

Click here for further information and to download an application form.

​Simon Healey Coaching Bursary​Simon Healey Coaching Bursary

WheelPower, in partnership with the Mace Foundation, have launched the Simon Healey coaching bursary.  The bursary will develop our coaching workforce and increase the number of disabled people leading active lives.
Simon Healey was a Director of the Mace Group and a Trustee of the Mace Foundation who before his passing in 2017 was incredibly supportive of WheelPower’s work including legacy programmes for disabled children from the London 2012 Paralympics and the development of facilities at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
As a legacy of Simon’s passion to give young and newly disabled people a chance to play and enjoy participation in sport and physical activity the Simon Healey bursary fund has been created to support coaches and volunteers to develop their skills to facilitate more sports and physical activity opportunities to support WheelPower’s work in transforming lives through sport.
The aim of the fund is not only to develop our coaching and volunteer workforce but to also help increase the number of disabled people participating in sport and to increase the number and range of inclusive sports opportunities to support this.  A particular emphasis of the bursary fund will be to help disabled people gain coaching qualifications and enable Paralympic athletes to transition from competing into coaching at the end of their competitive career.

WheelPower particularly welcomes applications that will increase participation in the following areas:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wheelchair sport
  • Disability awareness


  • Coaches who receive funding must deliver sport or physical activity sessions to support WheelPower or one of our partner organisations
  • Funding must go towards the costs of a recognised course or qualification related to sport or physical activity
  • Recipients of a bursary must keep a log of coaching hours delivered for a six-month period after completing the funded course
  • Six months’ after completing the qualification recipients must provide a case study/report to demonstrate the outcomes from the funded course and provide evidence of the impact of the qualification on themselves (Personal Statement) and people they have coached during that time (including photos/video)

Click here to download an application form.