Some people think that Special Olympics involves just a few days of games once or twice a year. In reality, the training never stops and is as important as the competition itself.
Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes. Since our formation in 1978 as part of the global Special Olympics Movement. Special Olympics Great Britain has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people through sport. There are currently 150 Special Olympics clubs in Great Britain, run by over 4,000 volunteers, and involving 8,000 athletes who benefit from our sports programme. We are a recognised member of the Olympic family with a unique role to play. The Paralympics provides sports competitions for elite level disabled athletes with physical and sensory disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, while Special Olympics fosters community sport year-round at all levels for those with intellectual disabilities.
The Cornwall Sports Partnership is an affiliation of organisations that have joined forces to make sport and physical activity a part of everyday life in Cornwall. Incorporating a number of sectors from across the county, our wealth of joint experience includes: health, education, local government, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), police and the economy. At the centre of our Partnership is a ‘core team’ of professionals driving strategic co-ordination, marketing and communications and performance management. The main funding for this team – one of 49 county sports partnerships across England – comes from Sport England, with hosting arrangements by Cornwall Council.
Forming a key link in the chain between local needs and regional and national policy, our main aim is to make a marked difference in sport in Cornwall.
We are an independent organisation operating for the benefit of the community on a ‘not for profit’ basis. Our aims are to deliver continual improvements to the service at a reduced cost of operation whilst providing a customer-centric service and an improved visitor experience. Enquiries regarding service provision should first be made to the relevant centre, individual contact details for which can be found throughout this website.
A registered charity and a company Limited by Guarantee financially supported and working in partnership with Cornwall Council.
“Providing opportunities that inspire active communities.”
The West Cornwall Youth Trust helps charitable organisations in West Cornwall who work with young people, aged between approximately 10 and 21 years of age living broadly from a line between St. Austell and Newquay, and the Clay District westwards to include the Isles of Scilly, who typically may be underprivileged, seriously financially constrained, socially disadvantaged or have a disability.Other categories are considered at the Trustees’ discretion. The Trustees do not, generally, support core or statutory funding.
Please contact the WCYT Administrator for further information.