Start To SMILE is a Sport England Funded Initiative
We applied for Inclusive Sport Funding in our first year of existence in 2014 and we were successful. As a result Start To SMILE was born - with 3 years of funding to grow sporting participation in the North East. Centered around the sports and activities of athletics, boccia, cricket and multi-sport, the project is aimed at people over 14 years old with a physical disability or mental health condition anywhere in the North East region. The project funding runs until 2018 but we hope to continue and grow Start To SMILE beyond this well into the future. Creating more opportunities for disabled people to take part in sport.
Jenni Wade-Rudin - Inclusive Sport Officer
With extensive knowledge, experience and passion, Jenni was employed as our Inclusive Sport Officer in 2015. She runs the Start To SMILE project. For any queries about Start To SMILE email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many ways you can get involved with the Start To SMILE project. We work with schools, colleges, community groups, charities, care homes and other organisations. Remember this project is targeted at over 14s with physical disabilities or mental health conditions in the North East, if you think you hit this criteria get in touch. We can come to you and provide 8 weeks of activity. We can also put on taster events. Contact email@example.com
Click here to see our what's on page for a list of upcoming events.