Established in 2015, our Community Sports programme allows not-for-profit sports groups to apply for set packages of kit and equipment - which are then distributed to successful applicants.
Since it's inception, the programme has supported 98 organisations with kit and equipment.
With a particular emphasis on targeting disadvantaged groups with traditionally lower participation in tam sports, these awards are making a real difference to groups of people across England, Scotland & Wales.
Below are some examples of groups which have benefitted from a Community Sports award:
Lancashire BME Network
Lancashire BME Network support individuals and communities - empowering them to create positive changes to their own lives and their communities.
They work primarily - but not exclusively - with black, minority and ethnic beneficiaries. This includes delivering activities and interventions that improve health and wellbeing across various areas, age groups and levels of ability.
Kit and equipment from Community Sports enabled them to run the Health in Focus project - delivering recreational sports, health, and well-being activities to those who do not readily access mainstream provision either due to costs or personal circumstances. Equipment included netball & volleyball equipment - plus various other sports/training aids.
Byron Boxing Club
Byron Boxing Club are not-for-profit organisation based in the Northfield area of Aberdeen. They provide fitness and boxing training, as well as a range of other diversionary activities, to children, teenagers and young people.
Having progressed through the system, trainees also gain valuable volunteering experience by coaching and mentoring younger members.
They were supported with a Community Sports award of various boxing training gear, clothing and other fitness equipment in 2015.