Yorkshire Sport Foundation – Newsletter

Chief Medical Officer calls for physical activity to play leading role Find out more

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has outlined the lead role the physical activity sector will play in supporting the nation’s recovery from COVID-19.
Prof Whitty opened ukactive’s final Nation Summit session for 2020 by saying, “There is no point in life where doing more exercise does not improve health in multiply ways.”

Prof Whitty gave a ringing endorsement about being active, at a session looking at why governments should strive for a more preventative and joined up approach to health – outlining how the physical activity sector can partner with other sectors to support the creation of healthier, more resilient communities.

News in brief

Charity aims to keep disabled people active and connected
The charity Disability Sports Coach is to work with Sport England on a project aimed at supporting disabled people to keep active and connected during winter. Find out more…Return to play findings
Back in August 2020, Club Matters surveyed volunteers and participants in clubs and groups across England to understand people feelings towards returning to activity. Read the results…

Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribing
Physical activity is set to play a greater role in helping people look after their health and wellbeing following the announcement of a partnership between ukactive, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing. Find out more…ECB commits to further action to drive out discrimination and increase diversity across cricket
The three new steps announced will form part of a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan to help make cricket a game for everyone. Find out more…Work starts to improve Trans Pennine Trail in South Yorkshire
work to improve accessibility, surface and drainage on the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) near Doncaster and Barnsley. Find out more…

Plans revealed to transform travel in Sheffield city centre –

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Proposals to overhaul cycling, walking and public transport infrastructure in Sheffield have been revealed as plans for a city centre scheme are shared for public consultation.

The proposals, which include the permanent pedestrianisation of Pinstone Street, are designed to make cycling and walking around the city centre easier, and to make bus journeys quicker and more direct.

Alongside new bus routes, there will be improvements to the street scene, such as more planting and greenery replicating the much acclaimed ”Grey to Green’ schemes, enhancing the city centre spaces that people can enjoy.

New funding for Yorkshire Sport Foundation targets homelessness Read more

The London Marathon Charitable Trust (The Trust) has awarded a £600,000 grant to a project that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young homeless people in North England and Scotland through the power of sport.

The grant to Active Partnerships’ Young People Forward project was made possible by a generous donation of £600,000 from Virgin Money, the title sponsor of the London Marathon which is owned by London Marathon Events, the trading company for The Trust.

At Yorkshire Sport Foundation, we are delighted to be one of the Active Partnerships chosen to distribute this funding to local organisations.

Guidance for sport and activity providers Return to Play

With sport and activity able to return this week, we know it will have been a busy time for many of you.

There is a lot of guidance out there, and often your Governing Body of Sport will be the best and most appropriate place to go. We’ve brought together advice and guidance from a range or sources into one place to try and make things a little easier.

Visit our ‘Return to Play’ page, and if there’s anything you’re unsure about, then please feel free to get in touch with us.