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Government announces £16.5 million youth covid-19 support fund

Government announces £16.5 million youth covid-19 support fund

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:50

An emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of grassroots and national youth organisations across the country has been announced by the Government.

The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund, which will be open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations,...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, Funding, News

Bedfordshire and Luton - Tier Two COVID-19 restrictions from 2nd December.

Bedfordshire and Luton - Tier Two COVID-19 restrictions from 2nd December.

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:45

The government have today announced that all parts of Bedfordshire and Luton will go into Tier Two COVID-19 restrictions from the 2nd December.

This means the following for Sport and Physical Activity in our area:

Certain leisure and sporting facilities such as gyms, sports courts and facilities, leisure...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, Returntoplay, Sportengland

Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribing

Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribing

Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:23

A new scheme aims to support people to better manage their health and wellbeing by connecting up social prescribing and fitness and leisure activities in local communities.

Ukactive, NHSE/I, Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing will work together to identify an initial pledge...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, News, SocialPrescribing

#ClubsInCrisis competition provides local clubs the chance to win £5000

#ClubsInCrisis competition provides local clubs the chance to win £5000

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:08

Made By Sport have launched a #ClubsInCrisis competition, in order to raise awareness of the importance of local sports clubs and organisations, and provide a platform on which they can share their stories and experiences.

Why is the competition important?

COVID-19 has had a detrimental effect on many...

Tags: Clubsupport, Coronavirus, Covid19

Return to Play Fund launched by Sport England - now updated following national lockdown.

Return to Play Fund launched by Sport England - now updated following national lockdown.

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 15:00

Update: fund criteria

Following a brief pause of this fund to review the impact of the lockdown restrictions that all of England is now under, we've made three changes to the fund criteria to ensure we better help clubs and organisations:

  • We've relaxed the timeframe in which activity must be up and running...

Tags: Funding, coronavirus, covid19, returntoplay., sportengland

Making Sense of Mini-Games

Making Sense of Mini-Games

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:37

A new resource supporting people with complex disabilities to be active at home

The 'Making Sense of Mini-Games' resource, created by Sense Active, is designed to support people with multiple or complex disabilities to be active at home. The resource includes step by step instructions and activity cards...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, Stayactive, Stayhome

Launching Team Undefeatable Virtual Programmes

Launching Team Undefeatable Virtual Programmes

Posted: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 16:50

Launching Team Undefeatable Virtual Programmes

We are Undefeatable are excited to unveil their virtual dance and walking football team's programmes and virtual events.

In response to insights from their recent online survey, showing that 45% of people living with a long-term health condition are worried...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, Inclusive, Stayactive, Stayhome

Safeguarding Adults Week - 16-22 November 2020

Safeguarding Adults Week - 16-22 November 2020

Posted: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:35

16-22 November is Safeguarding Adults Week in England, coordinated by ACT.

If you haven't done so already, please sign up to get updates and information about the week.

You can also download the poster to show your commitment.

Themes and Areas of Focus

Every year, Safeguarding Adults Week draws attention...

Tags: SafeGuardingAdultsWeek, safeguarding

Activity habits in early weeks of lockdown revealed

Activity habits in early weeks of lockdown revealed

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:43

Activity levels in England were on course to reach record highs before the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic hit, according to our latest Active Lives Adult Survey.

The findings, which we've published today, cover the 12 months from mid-May 2019 to mid-May 2020 and include the first seven weeks of lockdown...

Tags: ActiveLivesSurvey, coronavirus, covid19, news, sportengland

PCC Grant Funding opportunities  - new fund launched

PCC Grant Funding opportunities - new fund launched

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:40

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has now opened up the PCC Grant Funding opportunities for the 2021/22 financial year. This aims to support Early Intervention Projects starting on 1st April 2021. Full details of the fund, application deadlines, how to apply and the application documents...

Tags: Bedfordshire, Crimeintervention, Funding, Police