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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...

Tags: ActiveLives, ActiveLivesSurvey, News, SportEngland

WheelPower release 10 NEW Inclusive Workouts for Young Disabled People during Lockdown

WheelPower release 10 NEW Inclusive Workouts for Young Disabled People during Lockdown

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:08

WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, has release 10 new online workouts, aimed specifically at primary and secondary aged disabled children. These videos will assist parents and teachers with the provision of PE during Lockdown 3.0, and provide new and exciting opportunities for disabled...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, Homeworkouts, News, Wheelpower

Partnership Working Secures Funding to Provide Opportunities for People With Learning Disabilities to Get More Active in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Partnership Working Secures Funding to Provide Opportunities for People With Learning Disabilities to Get More Active in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:22

Mencap have worked in partnership with team BEDS&LUTON and Northamptonshire Sport to secure £10,000 of funding to deliver the Sport England funded, Round the World Challenge (RTWC) programme. This will be available to help people with learning disabilities across the 2 counties get more active...

Tags: Funding, Mencap, News

What the new national lockdown means for sport and physical activity in England

What the new national lockdown means for sport and physical activity in England

Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 14:18

The government has announced a range of new restrictions designed to combat the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections.

On Monday 4 January, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown to counter the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in England.

The new restrictions become...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, News, Sportengland

Bedfordshire & Luton Tier 3 Restrictions: What these mean for Sport and Physical Activity

Bedfordshire & Luton Tier 3 Restrictions: What these mean for Sport and Physical Activity

Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 10:30

Bedfordshire and Luton will be placed in Tier Three COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday 19th December. The guidance for Sport and Physical Activity is provided below. It can also be accessed via the following link

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-sports-guidance-for-the-public-and-sport-providers#contents...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, News, Stayactive, Stayhome

One Run Global for Human Rights Day – Thursday 10 December

Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:26

One Run Global for Human Rights Day – Thursday 10 December

One Run Global for Human Rights Day – Thursday 10 December

Human Rights Day commemorates the day the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This year Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10th.

Given all the work that has gone...

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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

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

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

Near Neighbours Small Grants programme 2020 is available for Luton groups/organisations

Near Neighbours Small Grants programme 2020 is available for Luton groups/organisations

Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 13:57

NEAR NEIGHBOURS SMALL GRANTS

Near Neighbours brings people together from communities that are religiously and ethnically diverse, so that they can get to know each other better, build relationships of trust and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community they live in.

They have...

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