Breaking Boundaries

The Breaking Boundaries programme

Breaking Boundaries is a three-year programme (2018 –2021) funded by Spirit of 2012 that aims to bring young people, their families and communities together through regular engagement in cricket, playing, spectating and volunteering.  The project will use the spark of the 2019 World Cup to make the most of cricket's potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket community and foster mutual respect and friendships.

The project is being delivered in 5 cities; Bradford, Birmingham, Barking & Dagenham, Manchester and Slough.

It is funded by Spirit of 2012 with partner, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The project is led by Sporting Equals and Youth Sport Trust in partnership with a consortium of organisations including: Street Games, Citizens UK, Cricket Trusts and Foundations, Local Authorities and Community Organisations. The project is also supported by Professor Ted Cantle (expert Community Cohesion Advisor) from the ICOCO foundation who sits on the Spirit Management group providing advice and direction.

Purpose

The project aims to use the spark of the 2019 World Cup to make the most of cricket's potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together and foster mutual respect and friendships through work with local communities and their representatives. It seeks to utilise local assets and build capacity in the five delivery locations to facilitate improvements in community cohesion. The programme works to facilitate community development, networking, and integration, and supporting the delivery of a ranges of activities with cricket at their core to bring people together in those communities that might not otherwise engage with each other, or have very little interaction.

Project Aims

  • Social cohesion improves
  • Personal wellbeing increases
  • Limiting perceptions are challenged and changed
  • Volunteers have enhanced life and employability skills
  • More people volunteering and engaging in their community
  • Cricket provision is accessible, credible and inclusive
  • National and local events are used as a catalyst for lasting change

Delivery

The project is being delivered in 5 cities; Bradford, Birmingham, Barking & Dagenham, Manchester and Slough. Sporting Equals have Activators in all five cities supporting delivery:

Birmingham

Sporting Equals Activator – Usman Khan

Mobile: 07443039458 | Email: activatorbirmingham@sportingequals.org.uk

Sport Birmingham Coordinator – Jevaughni Robinson

Mobile: 0741032492 | Email: Jevaughni.Robinson@Sportbirmingham.org  

 

Slough

Sporting Equals Activator – Jatinder Rakhra (Jit)

Mobile: 07960879276 | Email: activatorslough@sportingequals.org.uk

Slough Borough Council Coordinator – Daragh Doyle

Mobile: 07794126437 | Office: 01753 875177 | Email: daragh.doyle@slough.gov.uk

 

Barking & Dagenham

Sporting Equals Activator – Sam Sawhney

Mobile: 07891797364 | Email: activatorbarkingdag@sportingequals.org.uk

Barking & Dagenham Coordinator – Sam Bickmore

Mobile: 07866 036360 | Office:  020 8227 3981 | Email: sam.bickmore@lbbd.gov.uk

 

Manchester

Sporting Equals Communities Manager – Umar Ahmed

Mobile: 07920759770 | Email: uahmed@sportingequals.org.uk

Manchester City Coordinator – Thomas Baird

Mobile: 07814228504 | E-mail: thomas.baird@manchester.gov.uk

 

Bradford

Sporting Equals Communities Manager – Umar Ahmed

Mobile: 07920759770  | Email: uahmed@sportingequals.org.uk

Bradford City Coordinator, Laura Purcell

Mobile: 07970952869 | Office: 01274 522750 | Email:laura.purcell@bradford.gov.uk

 

City Area

Areas of Delivery (Wards)

Target Groups

Birmingham

·   Edgbaston and Sparkbrook (Yr 1 & 2)

·         Surrounding wards to be reviewed Year 3

 

·   White British; South Asian; Black African

·   Young People

·    Deprived and Affluent

·    Inter-generational working

·    Women and Girls

Slough

·   Chavley

·   Baylis and Stoke

·   Wexham

·   Colnbrook with Poyle

·   Britwell

·    South Asian; Eastern European; Somali; and Roma

·    Young People and their Families

·     Health and Wellbeing

·     Women and Girls

Barking and Dagenham

·   Mayesbrook and Abbey

·   Parsloes and Longbridge

·   Eastbrook and Thames

·     White British; East European; South Asian; and Black African-Caribbean

·    Women and Girls

·    Young People and their Families

·    Health and Wellbeing.

Manchester

·   Whalley Range

·   Mossside

·    White British; South Asian; and Black African

·    Young people v Older Generation

·    Muslim Faith

·    Women and Girls

Bradford

·   Little Horton

·   Bowling and Barkerend

·    South Asian; Black African; White British; Eastern European; and Travellers.

·    Young People

·     Women and Girls.

 

 

 

For further information about the project please contact Shaheen Bi, Director of Projects shbi@sportingequals.org.uk or Umar Ahmed, Communities Manager uahmed@sportingequals.org.uk 0121 7771375



 

 

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