Get Set Go! Fund

What can I use a grant for?

The Get Set Go! Fund provides grants to individuals with disabilities who wish to purchase specialist equipment for physical activity and sport.
Are you an aspiring wheelchair basketball player looking to play for Great Britain? Perhaps you’re aiming to win a race against your sibling on your brand new frame runner? Or maybe whizzing around the pitch in a sports powerchair with your teammates is what you enjoy most? Grants range from £100 – £1,000 and can benefit both children and adults living in Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol, BANES and Wiltshire. The fund may be small, but applications are quick and easy.

We’d love to help you kickstart your fundraising and achieve your dreams. If you’re successful, you’ll have 12 months to raise the rest of the funds you need to buy your equipment.

At a glance

  • Grant size: From £100 to £1,000
  • Typical grant: £500
  • Apply by: Open all year round
  • Decision in: Within 3 months
  • Who is it for? Individuals with disabilities
  • What is it for? To purchase specialist equipment for physical activity and sport.


Who can apply?

You can apply if you

  • live in Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire or Bath and North East Somerset
  • have a disability
  • need funding to help you buy equipment so that you can participate in a sport or be physically active.

Examples of equipment we help fund:

  • Manual sports chairs (for basketball, tennis etc.)
  • Electric sports chairs (for powerchair football etc.)
  • Frame runners
  • Boccia sets
  • Basketball hoops
  • Boxing gloves and equipment
  • Swimming equipment
  • Repairs, add-ons and modifications to existing sports equipment (e.g. a new seat cushion, a new set of sports wheels etc.)


When do I have to apply?

This Fund is open all year round.


How likely am I to get a grant?

Sadly, we can’t provide funding to everyone that applies to us and we are not always able to award the full amount applied for.

If the full cost of the item you want to buy is more than £1,000 we may ask to see confirmation that you have the other funding in place before we pay a grant. (You’ll have 12 months to confirm this).


How are decisions made?

A member of our Grants Team will look at your application. If we have a question, then we’ll email you. If preferred, we can arrange a phone call or video call.

Applications are considered by a Grants Panel who decide whether to award a grant or not.

Once you have submitted your application, we will let you know if it has been successful or not within 3 months.

If your application is successful, the grant must be used within 12 months of being offered and you must let us know how the grant helped you.

Grants are paid by bank transfer once you have agreed to the terms and conditions of the award.


How do I apply to this programme?

The next step is to fill in our online application form.

You can access the online application form by clicking: Apply to the Get Set Go! Fund.  Please contact us if you can’t use the online form, letting us know you want to apply to Get Set Go! We’ll support you to make your application in another way.

You must provide the following information in your application:

  • Your name, age, address, contact details and a brief description of your disability.
  • What would you like a grant for? (include equipment with website links if possible and total cost).
  • How much would you like us to give you? (Between £100-£1,000).
  • Why would you like the piece of equipment? (what do you want to do with it, how will it help you and make you feel etc.?) If you would like to draw a picture of what the equipment will mean to you, you can email your picture to
  • Have you applied elsewhere for funding? If so, how much have you raised so far? If you haven’t raised any money yet, please let us know what your plans are for this.

You will need to complete the application in one go and will not be able to save and return to it.

Get help with this funding programme

This funding programme is managed by Clare Stephen, our Programmes Manager.Clare can help you if you:can’t use our online form, need extra support with your application or if English isn’t your first language, or can’t attach the documents we’ve asked for.Clare usually works Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm.You can talk to Clare by emailing her or booking a time to meet with her.

Clare Stephen (She/Her)
Programmes Manager
Working days: Mon – Thurs