The Arctic One set up their own ‘Forward Motion’ Grant System in 2015 and we provide small grants to disabled Individuals, Clubs and Groups to enable them to pursue their sport. To date, we have allocated 110 grants involving 23 different sports including Triathlon, Swimming Cycling and Running.

The Grant System has been incredibly successful and expands annually helping many people from complete grass root to elite level in their chosen sport. We try to engage all the recipients in what the charity does in order to develop it further.

Andy Lewis
We initially met Andy Lewis who is an above knee amputee in 2013 and he was one of our first ever grant recipients. At that point he couldn’t swim, but had huge potential so we suggested he should perhaps consider Triathlon. We provided help with Swimming, Biking, Running coaching and equipment as well as some travel expenses. Three years later and Andy won a gold Medal in the Triathlon at the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Andy has become a Sports Ambassador for Arctic One and is very much involved with our development and success.

We will be running 2 rounds of grants in 2018 (one in March and one in September), but the number of people we can help is reliant on donations, fundraising and income from events, so please get involved where you can!

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All the best to our Ambassador Mari Akhurst who is telling her story and links to Arctic One to Rotary tonight.
Great Work Mari and huge thanks!
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It’s a Saturday this year starting at lunch time - hopefully this will appeal to a few more junior athletes. Let’s get this out there and push for a few more entries!

This is the revised flier showing the 12.30pm start if you can distribute a few it would be appreciated

7th ArcticONE Junior Para-Triathlon - FREE ENTRY
Sponsored by Otto Bock,The Douglas Bader Foundation and Property Professionals Breakfast Club
Now in its 7th Year ArcticONE are holding their Junior Para Tri at Chesham Leisure Centre on the Saturday 14th September 2019. Entry is FREE!
The Event is open to any Children aged between 5 and 18 years old with any disability and will be an opportunity to 'Get Involved' in a new Sport! It’s possible to do the whole triathlon or just part of the Swim, Bike and Run which can be adjusted to suit each Competitor. The event consist of a swim in a 25m indoor pool, followed immediately by a cycle on grass around the perimeter of a school field and finishing with a run round a 400m grass track.

All children are welcome to take part and can be assisted by family and friends if required. You can enter via the following link:
All Participants will receive a medal and a goodie bag!
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