The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust gives grants to help disabled people in the UK to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.
Disability groups and programmes, clubs, schools and associations in the UK are eligible to apply for a grant up to £1,500. Applications can be made for the following:
• Wheelchairs - applications can be made for one or more tennis wheelchairs designed for general use at grass roots level. A deposit of £250 per chair is required, and the Trust will offer a grant for the remaining cost. There will also be a delivery charge, which must be met by the applicant.
• Bag of equipment - these bags will be ordered and paid for by the Trust and delivered direct to a specified address. Kit bags will include rackets, balls, mini net and coaching aids (such as cones and throw down marker lines). These kits are suitable for groups, clubs and disability programmes.
• Starting - To help with start up costs for disability groups, a club programme or a project or to help with an existing project or programme.
Examples of items that will be considered under this scheme are help towards court hire, coaching fees, equipment (if not applying for a kit bag as above).
All programmes and projects should aim towards self-financing and sustainability. Before applying for assistance, applicants are advised to consult The Tennis Foundation and/or their local County Tennis Association. The application deadline is 3 November.
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