Yorkshire Sport Foundation Newsletter

UnitingTheMovement – Sport England launch ten-year strategy

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Helping grassroots sport and physical activity recover from the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and investing in tackling the challenges of the next decade are the cornerstones of Sport England’s new 10-year strategy.

Launched on Tuesday, Uniting the Movement runs through to 2031 but is most immediately focused on helping the people and organisations delivering grassroots sport and physical activity to cope with the pressure of the pandemic.

As well as announcing a new 10-year vision, Sport England are also making £50 million available to support this network in 2021

Alliance launch survey to measure the impact of COVID-19 on grassroots activity

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To understand the current landscape of grassroots physical activity, the Sport and Recreation Alliance has teamed up with Sheffield Hallam University on a research project that will enable the Alliance to gain insight into exactly what support the sector needs to get back on its feet.

By gaining an accurate picture of what has happened to the membership, income and operation of community clubs, the Alliance will be able to more accurately support the sector in conversations with government and other partners.

You can view, complete and share the survey here.

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park: Major child health hub planned

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Plans to create a national centre for child health at Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park have been unveiled.

The National Centre for Child Health Technology is believed to be a world-first, focusing on issues such as child obesity and adolescent mental health.

The park was created as a legacy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, to help improve public health.

Community funding from People’s Health Trust

Sector support

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is a funding programme from the People’s Health Trust for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years.

It’s for projects seeking investment of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The funders are looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, they mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

News in brief

Youth Covid-19 Support Fund
The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations. Find out more…

New campaign highlights the power of community sport
A new campaign by StreetGames has been launched to highlight successful sport-based interventions around the country. Find out more…

Online programme to support Ethnically Diverse Coaches
A new Ethnically Diverse Coach Development Programme is being launched by England Boxing in 2021. Find out more…

Kick It Out announces new CEO
Kick It Out has announced the appointment of Tony Burnett as its new Chief Executive Officer. Find out more…


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Living Streets – National Walking Summit 2021
18 March 2021 – On-line event
Every year this Summit brings together decision-makers, influencers, campaigners and others who love their streets to discuss ways to make our towns and cities better for walking. Book a place.

Yorkshire and Humber Learning Community

During this lockdown, remember that #YHLearning is available for your to pick up some new strategies or find some best practice for you to take back to your setting. It’s online learning that is free and flexible.

New modules coming in 2021 include:
Active Communities
Social media
Outdoor Learning in Schools
Inclusive PE.

Join over 1,500 learners who use #YHlearning. www.yhlearning.co.uk

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