Sporting Equals finds out how boxing projects are helping to tackle anti-social
behaviour among disaffected young BME people across the UK. Click here
New Funding Stream
The Sport England Improvement Fund will award grants worth £150,000 to £500,000 into sustainable projects with a clear local need. It bridges the gap between Iconic Facilities fund which invest in large-scale, multi-sport facilities and Inspired Fund which supports small-scale community projects. If your project is about engaging BME communities and you would like advice please contact Sporting Equals for further information. To find out more about the fund click here
Sporting Equals Ambassadors present awards to Chelsea ‘Asian Star’ winners
A fantastic event took place on Monday where around 400 young boys took part in the 'Asian Star 2013' at Chelsea’s Training ground in Cobham. Prizes were presented by Sporting Equals Ambassadors Peter Virdee and Kash Siddiqi to winners Paras Gill, Muhaymin Hoque, Marco Randhawa and Musa Qureshi. The winning boys will undertake a season-long placement with the Chelsea Foundation’s Football Centre. Read more
Exclusive Report - The role of ethnic media and sport
Sporting Equals launches its exclusive ethnic media report. This inspiring report identifies the key role ethnic media plays in helping to engage a new generation of Olympian representatives in all our communities. To read more click here
Faith schools show they are football fanatics
The 4th Annual United Madrasah Championship (UMC) Football Tournament 2013 organised by London Islamic School (Ford Square Mosque) in partnership with the Bangladesh Football Association (BFA) took place on Wednesday the 17th April 2013 at Stepney Astro Turf. The event was supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets Youth & Connexions Service. A total of seven independent boys secondary schools competed against each other for the UMC 2013 cup. Read more
The Nation's Playtime Habits Revealed
A new report from MARS Milk has revealed that despite seven out of ten of us starting the week with the intention of spending at least two hours on our favourite sport or hobby, cost and tiredness regularly put us off being active. MARS Milk is seeking to encourage people to play more, be it trying something new or keeping alive some of the nation’s favourite sports and hobbies. The MARS Milk Fund has five £300 awards to donate to sports and hobby enthusiasts, clubs, projects, groups and simply people who want to play more. Read more
Sport England gives £24 million boost to successful legacy programme to get young people playing sport
Hundreds of thousands more young people are to benefit from the sporting legacy after Sport England announced an extra £24 million to expand and extend its successful Sportivate programme. The National Lottery funding means Sportivate can continue helping 14- to 25-year-olds to get involved in sports. For more information click here
New Funding Streams Available – April 2013
A number of new funding streams are available to help support individuals and community based organisations from April 2013. Read more
Health cash injection to get us all fit and active
Sport’s role in helping us all get and stay healthy has been given a boost, as Sport England announced £5.8m of investments through its new Get Healthy Get Into Sport fund. Fourteen groups are benefitting from Sport England funding which comes as new research shows that the cost of inactivity to the NHS in England is £944 million. For more information click here
How promoting active travel can help meet the physical activity challenge – Centre for Diet and Activity Research - March 2013
It is well established that many people are not spending enough time being physically active and that this can contribute to serious health problems. Given the time people spend travelling to work and other destinations, encouraging active travel is a promising way of meeting this challenge. It also has the potential to deliver environmental and economic benefits. Read more
Referee Training Bursary available for an inspiring 14-25 year old
The RA-FA Youth Council is offering a training bursary through its Inspired Fund to support an innovative young person wishing to become a qualified referee. If you are aged 14-25 and looking for an opportunity to promote refereeing in your local community then click here
Delivering a dance and fitness project?
Sporting Equals is working with the Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) to identify what support is needed by dance and fitness projects. If you run, manage, coordinate or are developing a programme in your community that includes EMD activities then click here
What’s your view of Swimming?
Sporting Equals in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) are looking for input from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) individuals about their swimming experiences, needs and barriers they have faced. The research will provide valuable insight around how the ASA can making swimming more accessible for BME communities. Read more
Support ‘Defibrillator’campaign -100,000 e-petition signatures received!
Dr Zafar Iqbal, Sporting Equals Ambassador and Head of Medicine at Liverpool FC, is supporting the Oliver King Foundation campaign for a Parliament debate to be held on placing cardiac defibrillators in schools, public places and sports and fitness clubs.
Following a year long campaign by the Foundation and its supporters the target of 100,000 e-petition signatures has finally been reached! MP support is now needed to ensure the debate is held and receives full support in Parliament. Read more
Sporting Equals have launched their new campaign ‘Be All You Can Be’ to get those individuals who are non-sporty and semi-sporty from diverse communities involved and participating in sport and physical activity.
An advertising campaign has appeared on Brit Asia TV sky channel 833, Vox Africa sky channel 218 and the Islam Channel sky channel 813.
To find out more about the campaign Click here
Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the black and minority ethnic population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.
We work closely with both the providers of sporting opportunities (national governing bodies, local authorities and agencies, sports organisations) and the users of sporting opportunities (community and faith groups, local clubs, charities and individuals). We also have strong links with NHS agencies and other organisations addressing health inequalities in society.
How do we translate the achievement of athletes on the field, into the achievement of leaders off the field? Can we inspire the next generation from our increasingly diverse communities not only to participate in sport, but to aspire to leadership? How can we extend diversity of thought and background into coaching and management?
Leaderboard is an initiative to tackle these questions head on: a fast-track professional development programme that will deliver to sports organizations a more diverse pool of well-prepared and committed individuals, ready for leadership roles.
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Funded by the National Lottery, the Age UK Fit as a Fiddle programme offers a catalyst to empower older people to live healthier, more active and fulfilling lives with the support of their peers and communities.
Sporting Equals is one of five National Partner’s to Age UK and is the delivery organisation for the Faith and Community Strand of the Fit as a Fiddle Cascade Training Programme.
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