Find out how Deloitte is helping disabled people at all levels to get involved with sport
Why did Deloitte help create Parasport?
Deloitte partnered with ParalympicsGB to create Parasport in 2007. It was clear that one of the big obstacles to future success in Paralympic sport for Great Britain was how many people were playing disability sport at grassroots level. Deloitte worked with ParalympicsGB to plug that gap. Together we wanted to try and find ways that we could help people to see what they could play, how they could play it, and where they could play it; encouraging a more active disability sport community across the whole country.
Deloitte Parasport is one element of Deloitte’s wider disability sport programme.
Deloitte Disability Sport
Deloitte Disability Sport is the largest programme of its kind in the UK. The goal is clear: Deloitte aims to lead the way in corporate support for disability sport, driving participation and performance to secure more podium finishes at future Paralympic Games. Deloitte has invested £1.7m to develop disability sport in the UK before 2012, a sum that is match-funded by Government – bringing the total value to £3.4m.
Deloitte Disability Sport has three core elements:
• Deloitte Parasport - increasing grassroots participation
• Deloitte TASS - Disability partner for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) run by the charity SportsAid - helping athletes perform and study
• Deloitte Ride Across Britain - annual cycling challenge from John O’Groats to Land’s End, aiming to raise £1million for ParalympicsGB.
Who are Deloitte?
Deloitte is a professional services firm that provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services. With 12,000 exceptional people across the UK and Switzerland, Deloitte has the broadest and deepest range of skills of any business advisory organisation.
Deloitte is the official professional services provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Watch the video to find out more about Deloitte and London 2012.
Why does Deloitte support disability sport?
Deloitte’s involvement with disability sport has grown out of their corporate responsibility programme, which is absolutely integral to the way they think about their business and the role they feel they should be playing in wider society. Deloitte wanted a partnership that supported skills development and commitment to sport at a grassroots level, and that also reflected the passion of Deloitte people for sport and high achievement. They also wanted to make a real difference.
At Deloitte they really pride ourselves on quality, on success and on “raising the bar”, so to be associated with disabled sports people who are also setting those standards and surpassing them is a great thing for us to see happen.
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