Our vision: Disabled people are active for life

Our purpose: Making active lives possible by enabling organisations to support individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life.

Outcomes: We see two broad (wider than sport) outcomes which will result from increased participation in sport and physical activity by disabled people:

  1. Enhanced health and wellbeing for all disabled people.
  2.  A more equal society in which disabled people can achieve more through increased opportunities and choice.

Equality and Diversity statement: EFDS will continue to build towards a culture that is diverse and inclusive that recognises and develops the potential of all stakeholders.

We recognise the business benefits and opportunities of having a diverse community of Board members and staff who value one another and realise the contribution they can make to achieving EFDS’s vision ‘Making Active Lives Possible”.

EFDS is committed to equality and diversity in all its activities promoting inclusive processes, practices and culture in line with the equality principles set out in the Equality Act 2010.

  • We work closely with many organisations. This includes Sport England, the National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) for specific impairment groups and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport. We also work with regional, coaching and education networks, including the County Sports Partnerships, clubs and schools. You can find out more about our Members and other partners here.

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Our work

Find out more about EFDS and how we are making active lives possible.


We work with local and national partners to increase the number of opportunities for disabled people.

Associate membership

As a Federation founded in 1998, EFDS benefits from the wealth of its Members’ expertise.

Impact reports and accounts

Read our latest impact and annual reports as well as accounts online


Our staff, Board and advocates work hard to bring our strategies to life.


Contact us if you would like to book an EFDS representative.