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Clubs in Crisis Fund

Clubs in Crisis Fund

Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 10:42

As grassroots sport once again begins its phased return across the UK, it is now essential we use the power of sport to build back better for our young people, who have been blighted by this pandemic.

Sport is a vital tool to help young people develop and overcome social issues such as mental health,...

Tags: Funding, News

Keeping Britain active through Covid

Keeping Britain active through Covid

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:00

The search is on for nation's coaching heroes UK Coaching has today (1 April) re-opened its national awards to mark the incredible innovations and achievements of great coaches, who have inspired and motivated the nation to keep moving, delivering sport and physical activity sessions during the coronavirus...

Tags: UK Coaching

Sustrans Big Pedal - 19-30 April

Sustrans Big Pedal - 19-30 April

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:15

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK's largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to be amazing and take active journeys to school.

The 2021 challenge

See your local area from a new perspective, learn about the benefits of active travel and discover...

Tags: Bigpedal, Sustrans

New Office for Health Promotion to drive improvement of nation’s health

New Office for Health Promotion to drive improvement of nation’s health

Posted: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:26

The government has announced plans to create a new Office for Health Promotion that'll lead work to improve physical and mental health across England, including through getting people physically active.

Announced yesterday, the new unit will have a remit to systematically tackle the top preventable risk...

Tags: Government, News, Sportengland

Research on running through COVID-19

Research on running through COVID-19

Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 13:42

University of Nottingham researchers are looking for runners of all levels to take part in a study examining how their running habits have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact running could potentially have on the virus itself. The research project is also being supported by parkrun....

Tags: Covid19, coronavirus, news, parkrun, running

Support workers vital in tackling inactivity for people with complex disabilities

Support workers vital in tackling inactivity for people with complex disabilities

Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:44

A new report highlights need for 'activity champions' network & training to build confidence for those in social care & sport

The report, published by the disability charity, Sense has highlighted the key role support workers play in getting people with complex disabilities physically active....

Tags: Disability, News

Cerebral Palsy Sport launch 20 mile fundraising celebration challenge

Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:07

National Disability Sport Organisation Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) is celebrating its 20th year this March, the anniversary coinciding with Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.

'Twenty Miles This March' is a new Facebook fundraising campaign created to mark the 20th year of the charity and with the ambition...

Tags: Disability, News

Safeguarding children in sport as lockdown eases

Safeguarding children in sport as lockdown eases

Posted: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 16:30

The Child Protection in Sport Unit is urging sports organisations to remember that whilst following the government guidance on restarting sport during coronavirus, organisations should:

  • not compromise on safeguarding practice to meet coronavirus measures
  • postpone any planned activity until it can be provided...

Tags: Returntoplay, Safeguarding

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...

Tags: Covid19, coronavirus, news

Census day 21st March 2020

Census day 21st March 2020

Posted: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 16:28

Households across Bedfordshire will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

The first UK...

Tags: Census, News

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,...

Tags: WheelchairBasketball

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