The First Recipients Revealed of the IGF 'Domestic Grants' Programme

Jun 07, 2024
5 Min read
Beyond The Games

The Invictus Games Foundation is excited to reveal the first recipients of our ‘Domestic Grants’ programme, launched as part of our ten-year anniversary activities.

The grants go up to £10,000 and are available to all members of the Invictus Community of Nations, to increase sporting opportunities for wounded injured and sick service personnel and veterans (WIS) across the twenty-three member nations of the Invictus community, beyond the Games.

You can find information on the first six initiatives that we are supporting:

Return to Base Sit Cup – A sitting volleyball tournament organised by Invictus Games alumni Bart van der Burg that will see 30 WIS participants utilise sport to aid their recovery.

British Isles Circumnavigation Sailing Adventure - Talan Skeels-Piggins and Neil Baxter will attempt to circumnavigate the British Isles in a non-adapted 34ft sailing yacht. Talan is T4 paraplegic and Neil has an above knee amputation.

Bowbrook Archers Club – Will purchase adaptive archery equipment to increase sporting opportunities for members of the WIS community.

Andrea McNabb Memorial Race Week - The New Zealand Invictus Team will enter a team of 6 WIS to take part in the Rarotonga Road Race in honour of Andrea McNabb, a member of Team New Zealand who passed away before getting the chance to compete at the Invictus Games.

Belgian Sitting Volleyball Cup - Military Parasport Kintsugi ASBL will host a sitting volleyball cup for 60 members of the WIS community.

Ride 2 Live Life (R2LL) Bike Challenge – The R2LL Foundation will host a bike tour for 20 members of the WIS community to recreate the route taken by Anne Frank and her family from Amsterdam to Auschwitz. The journey will cover 1134km and will be cycled in 8 stages between 31st August – 9 September 2024.

The Invictus Games Foundation welcomes applications from organisations not previously affiliated with the Invictus Games or the Invictus Games Foundation. Organisations that are eligible to apply are: registered charities; charitable community groups; Sports Clubs or Associations, and social enterprises. If the application does not total £10,000 then the remainder will be made available to other applications in that country. Applications for activity to be conducted in 2024 are first come first served, with next year’s applications opening from September this year.

To make an application, or find out more, click here: Access to Grants

About Invictus Endeavours

The Invictus Games Foundation (IGF) Beyond the Games programme: Invictus Endeavours exists to identify and support WIS seeking to use sport/and or adventurous challenge as part of their recovery journey and continued rehabilitation.

Members of the international WIS community can access this programme through the free We Are Invictus platform, open to any serving personnel or veteran who has been injured or fallen ill during or as a consequence of their service.

The We Are Invictus platform is a closed platform for members of the international WIS community that provides access to everything the IGF offers Beyond the Games.

You do not have to be a previous Invictus Games competitor to join or be from a member country of the Invictus Community of Nations, the platform is open to all WIS worldwide, you can sign up here.

You can find further information on the IGF Beyond the Games programme: Invictus Endeavours here.

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