Inspired is a not-for-profit organisation based in Tralee, Co. Kerry. We support people with intellectual disabilities to access training and development and supported employment programmes, while promoting community inclusion and integration. Adults with intellectual disabilities attend Inspired to pursue a range of programmes which have been developed to meet their needs using a universal design learning (UDL) approach. This much needed training and support enables people with intellectual disabilities to gain meaningful employment, access social events and become valuable members of their own communities. Key to Inspired is its unique ethos. Our activities are fully participant-led and driven by the aim of affording participants a sense of agency, empowerment and self-determination.
The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2023 funding will enable Inspired to put a dedicated fund in place to support adults with intellectual disabilities with affordable transportation options that bring employment, health care, education, and community life within reach. Many individuals with intellectual disabilities reside in isolated and rural areas in Kerry where they experience daily transport barriers when trying to access training and employment services, or social events. Transport infrastructure in Kerry remains fractured and inaccessible for the majority of people with intellectual disabilities who are seeking a better quality of life. Currently, there is no state funding available to provide suitable transport for people with intellectual disabilities who live in remote and isolated regions throughout the county. Our transport service is hugely subsidised and largely dependent on fund raising events such as Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, philanthropy, and annual donations.
Thank you for supporting Inspired in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2023. If you have any queries or need any support in your fundraising, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are very grateful for your support.