We’re extremely pleased to announce a new Sports Fund which aims to break down barriers for young people with haemophilia to participate in sport. Our Fund will see awards given to young people with blood disorders to improve their health and wellbeing.
Chairman Alex Dowsett, who is a professional cyclist and Olympic hopeful, said “Despite suffering with haemophilia I’ve gone on to achieve success in cycling and I will continue to offer support and guidance to children with haemophilia and their families. It means a great deal to me that young people can access sports and physical activity and I’m so proud to be able to announce the launch of the Fund and I hope that more young people living with haemophilia can enjoy the benefits of sport”
Little Bleeders believe that an active life is central to managing the condition and it is hoped that the Fund will support and inspire the younger generation of little bleeders to fulfil their sporting potential, manage their condition, and participate in normal youth activities.
The Little Bleeders Sports Fund offers grants of up to £250 to support the sporting development of young people living with haemophilia from swimming courses, to cycling, horse riding or climbing, and is considered on a case by case basis. The Little Bleeders Sports Fund will also fund courses that support personal and physical development of the condition.
Applications will open shortly and our Trustees will meet quarterly to award grants.