Current Partnerships

Nationwide presenting a chequeFor many years we have been working with numerous funding partners to increase opportunities in sport for disabled people. These include statutory, corporate and individual giving. We are proud of the partnerships we have formed, promoting the same values to make sport and physical activity an active part of disabled people's lives.

See what some past and present supporters say:


"Nationwide Building Society is proud to be associated with, and support the work of, DSE. We like to think that our relationship with DSE has been a great example of how organisations can make a difference and we are delighted to be able to expand on our support. In partnership, we want to assist DSE with encouraging participation in sport. This means giving support where the champions start their road to success - at the grass roots level - and beyond. We hope that our sponsorship will be the starting block for all young people in disability sport who dream of success". 

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Graham Beale
Chief Executive
Nationwide Building Society


"As an organisation we pride ourselves on the fact that equal participation and equal rights, both within the workplace and throughout society, are a key priority. We are committed to promoting the advancement, the interests and the working conditions of men and women irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or disability.

The Unite Foundation are sponsoring the Mini Games and Festivals until 2013 and we look forward to continuing our relationship and watching many of the participants from this year go on to further achievements in the years to come".

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“The ASA and British Swimming have traditionally worked closely with DSE and EFDS to ensure that we are a world leader in disability sports provision. Our new partnership has cemented that relationship and means swimmers benefit from a competition structure that allows them to progress from regional meets through to national championships and onto British squads.

By working together we hope to develop a world-class meet to attract world-class competitors and give our athletes the best possible preparation in the run-up to London 2012. It will also allow us to equip staff and volunteers with the necessary expertise in order to host the best possible Paralympics and provide a lasting legacy from the Games.”

David Sparkes- ASA Chief Executive

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"Novotel Sheffield Centre shares a strong belief in community spirit- a fundamental value of both the Hotel and it's parent company Accor Hotels UK & Ireland. The relationship we have with Disability Sport Events is more of an old friend than as a formal client. It is on this basis that we are very proud to sponsor such an award as the Team Trophy as it demonstrates not only our ongoing future commitment to DSE but to recognise the efforts of all the young athletes who participate in such events. It is a tremedous thing to experience".

Area General Manager
Novotel Sheffield Centre


"Sheffield City Trust have worked in partnership with Disability Sport Events for a few years now. We admire the fact DSE have established positive working relationships within the City over the decades of holding events here. We know the volunteers and officials, who give up their time from this area, treat DSE’s events as a vital part in their annual calendar. Working within the local community is a strong focus for us and we hope that this event is a catalyst for other people to get involved with DSE’s work. This is essential for a striving community atmosphere within the City- to show other cities how important working together is, especially in sport".

Uriah Rennie
Community Liaison Manager
Sheffield City Trust


First Transpennine Express have partnered with the charity for over five years now. We enter a team of runners into the Bupa Great Manchester Run – it’s a great way for our employees to stay fit and healthy, bringing  awareness of disability sport and employee engagement.

Kate Lamb

Community and Business Improvement Manager

First Transpennine Express