Inclusive Futures

YST Inclusive Futures
Funded by Spirit of 2012, Inclusive Futures is a leadership and volunteering initiative for young people, with a special emphasis on inclusion.

Inclusive Futures gave young people aged 14-19 years old, with and without disabilities, the opportunity to work alongside each other to support and deliver physical activities in schools and communities. As part of this, the programme focused on:

  • Promoting inclusion and challenging perceptions
  • Increasing participation in physical activity
  • Empowering young people to have a voice and develop life skills

The funding for the programme ended in 2016 but we are passionate about sharing the learning and insight we gained from this unique initiative. 

We worked with nine partners across the UK as well as the English Federation of Disability Sport, Mencap and Special Olympics GB to develop a series of toolkits, an inclusive volunteering guidance document and research into how NGBs can make qualifications more accessible. All of these can be downloaded from the right hand side of this page.

Inclusive Futures partners: Bath University, Disability Sport Northern Ireland, Sport Birmingham, Glasgow L.ife, Gateshead County Council, Ellesmere College Leicester, London Youth Games, Manchester County Council and Disability Sport Wales.