A charity-based outdoor activity centre in Broughton is providing grants of up to 90 per cent to get financially disadvantaged youngsters and anyone with disability into outdoor sports.

The Kepplewray Centre in Broughton-in-Furness is launching its new participation inclusion fund to provide big discounts to qualifying individuals within groups for residential and day outdoor activities.

The funding will help people overcome a number of different barriers to take part in sports such as: stand-up paddle-boarding; kayaking; canoeing; ghyll scrambling; climbing; trekking and exploring; abseiling; archery and fencing.

Organisers from the centre have said that people who qualify would be those who would not be able to participate in a group activity based visit to The Kepplewray Centre due to family finances, funding, disability or other factors. They would also need to be recommended or supported for consideration by the group organiser.

Nick Breton, from the centre, explained: "Grants will be considered for young persons in care and anyone living with life-changing disability or other material difficulty preventing them from engaging in mainstream activities.

"Funding is subject to availability and eligibility."

Discounts of up to 90 per cent mean that day activities for qualifying individuals are available from £4pp, and residential activity breaks from as little as £10pp.

Anyone interested should call: 01229 716936.