The Panathlon Foundation
The Panathalon Foundation (TPF), founded in 1996, established the Panathalon Challenge, which inspires severely disabled young people (aged 5-19), in both special and mainstream schools, to play and compete in sports by supplying specialise coaches and equipment. The Panathalon Foundation also organises competitions in the style of a mini-Paralympic games for players to take part in. TPF works across all 33 boroughs of London and in 15 counties. The Fore funded the development of the Primary Panathalon and the Impairment-Swimming Programme by funding the full-time role of the Events Co-ordinator. The response to the initial piloting of these programmes in 2013 in a small number of primary schools showed excellent results and proved to the TPF that the earlier sports can be introduced into the curriculum for children with disabilities, the greater the positive impact it can have on their personal and social development.
Funding programme:The Fore Pilot
Funding round:2014 Summer