The Premier League and BT have launched a three-year programme that aims to create opportunities and inspire disabled people through sport.
Premier League clubs which successfully apply for funding will use it to employ a dedicated Disability Officer responsible for co-ordinating the programme and promoting inclusion. Sport will be used to provide a range of opportunities such as volunteering, education, employability, and apprenticeships.
BT Sport Films team will produce and broadcast short films on the individuals and storylines involved in the initiative, raising the profile of the project and clubs’ broader inclusion work to millions of people.
BT Group’s staff are expected to contribute thousands of hours of support through the company’s employee volunteering programme.