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COVID-19 Easing of Restrictions and the implications for sport and physical activity

COVID-19 Easing of Restrictions and the implications for sport and physical activity

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:18

The government has published the 'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021' setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how the restrictions included in this guidance will be lifted over time.


Restrictions will be lifted through a series of four steps and progress through the...

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British Wheelchair Basketball's 'Inspire A Generation Programme' seeks new delivery partners and activators.

British Wheelchair Basketball's 'Inspire A Generation Programme' seeks new delivery partners and activators.

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:39

Could you inspire a new generation of wheelchair basketball players?

British Wheelchair Basketball are looking for Local Delivery Partners and sporting enthusiasts to help bring wheelchair basketball to their local communities.

Don't worry if you've never played or delivered wheelchair basketball before,...

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Get up to £10,000 to keep your community physically active

Get up to £10,000 to keep your community physically active

Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:36

Sport England has teamed up with Crowdfunder to match fund crowdfunding projects run by sports clubs and community activity groups in England!

Sport England is distributing up to £10,000 per eligible Crowdfunder project in match funding, alongside a programme of training and support to make crowdfunding...

Tags: Crowdfunder, Sportengland

Financial Support for Flood Damaged Facilities

Financial Support for Flood Damaged Facilities

Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:38

Emergency flood relief funding is being made available to community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them restore flood-damaged facilities.

Organisations from the areas worst affected by recent flooding caused by Storm Christoph are now eligible to apply to Sport England's Return...

Tags: Flooding, Football, Funding, News, Sportengland

Captain Sir Tom Moore

Captain Sir Tom Moore

Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 14:09

The last few days have seen the very sad passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Tom was a resident in our beautiful county and as the Active Partnership for Bedfordshire we wanted to pay tribute to him and particularly his achievements in the last year of his life.

The former soldier's death at the beginning...

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Call to prioritise disabled people in sport and leisure as new research reveals huge pandemic impact

Call to prioritise disabled people in sport and leisure as new research reveals huge pandemic impact

Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 16:47

Activity Alliance is urging decision makers in sport and leisure to prioritise disabled people as they strive to recover from the pandemic. The leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity is seriously concerned about the potential long-term damage on the nation's least active. The call comes...

Tags: Disability, News

Sport England puts sport and physical activity at heart of nation’s recovery

Sport England puts sport and physical activity at heart of nation’s recovery

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:30

Sport England has launched their new ten year strategy 'Uniting the Movement to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

Helping grassroots sport and physical activity recover from the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and investing in tackling the challenges of...

Tags: News, Sportengland, Strategy

Children's activity levels down but many embrace new opportunities

Children's activity levels down but many embrace new opportunities

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:48

Sport England's latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey shows teenage boys were hardest hit by the pandemic but girls became more active as they found alternative ways to be active.

Some 31.3 (2.3m) did less than an average of 30 minutes a day, with an increase of 2.4% (+201,400) in the proportion...

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