All grants, financial aid and subsides
The Barcelona Sports Institute aims to ensure that everyone has access to sport, under the firm belief that sport and physical activity are essential tools for transmitting positive values and that they are often the best way to promote social cohesion in our society.
The aim is to facilitate this access to everyone and, above all, to those people who most need it and who may encounter the greatest difficulties. For that reason, various grant and subsidy campaigns are launched, in order to help city residents and make it easier for them to do sport, particularly for specific groups of people, as well as city organisations. All the grants and subsidies that are available to city residents are detailed below
Discount rates at Municipal Sports Centres
Barcelona City Council has taken steps establish discounts on membership fees in all Municipal Sports Centres (CEM in Catalan) for people with disabilities. This rate is approximately 43% lower than the standard membership fees for those centres. This proposal for social fees for members with disabilities under the age of 60 who are Targeta Rosa card holders is the result of a joint reflection process undertaken by the Barcelona Institute of Sports and the Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities.
Changing Room Assistant in Municipal Sports Centres
Through its management organisations, Barcelona City Council offers people with disabilities a support service for Municipal Sports Centre changing rooms. This support is for moving around the facility, providing help in changing rooms and for gaining access to the area where the sport or physical activity takes place.
To request this service, the facility manager must apply by using the following form
Furthermore, the IBE offers this accessibility guide
An advisory and training service for the inclusion of people with functional diversity in sports and physical activity is offered.
This includes training on Adapted Physical Activity and Accessibility and Design for Everyone, available to all members of staff involved.
The training sessions focus on the organisation of courses, with monographic classes and seminars to update staff and share experiences from a theoretical and practical perspective.
Training on Adapted Physical Activity is aimed at professionals in the city's organisations, schools and sports facilities, in order to ensure appropriate attention and access to sports activities for people with disabilities: technical sports staff, teachers, support monitors, changing room assistants, public assistance staff, technical managers and directors.
For training in Accessibility and Design for Everyone in sports facilities, and in order to make progress in eliminating architectural and communication barriers, it is necessary to plan ongoing training, with priority for technical teams concerned with the management, construction and adaptation of the city's sports facilities.
You can find out about the subjects for the 2020-2021 academic year through the training plan. In order to attend, you must fill in the registration form at the following link.
In order to offer a high-quality response, in addition to training, a continual advisory service is also offered, in order to resolve cases that present the most difficulties or which, due to their characteristics, deserve more specialised attention.
This service aims to respond to requests made by teachers and technical sports staff when they are faced with complex situations concerning the inclusion of people with disabilities in their sessions or in the designing of sessions for specific groups.
If you wish to apply for this service, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org