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National Paralympic Day

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A celebration of the Paralympic movement.

The project in numbers


Project spend

3 years

Project duration

National Paralympic Day is a celebration of the Paralympic movement and an opportunity for people in the UK to come together to relive the wonder of London 2012.

As the organisation responsible for the British team but also for the promotion of the Paralympic movement in the UK, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) is committed to continuing this inspirational impact and seeking ways to drive real change.

One key element of this strategy is a commitment to hold an annual celebration of the Paralympic movement in the UK – putting high quality, world class sport at the centre to inspire wider activity and change. This led to the creation of ‘National Paralympic Day’ (NPD), which sought to recreate the wonder of London 2012 through the provision of an international multi-sport competition and a range of grassroots ‘have a go’ sporting and other inspirational activities.

Following on from the success of National Paralympic Day, Spirit awarded further funding to the British Paralympic Association for 2016’s National Paralympic Festival.

This was a fantastic free summer festival where anyone could try out para-sports, with an arts programme of Deaf and disability arts. Everyone was welcome at National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival 2016, which at the time had some of the most accessible and inclusive facilities in the UK.

Project aims

  1. Challenge perceptions of disability by celebrating the Paralympic movement.
  2. Give people nationwide the opportunity to try grassroots para-sport.

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