SASP strongly believe in the importance and value of sport and physical activity, and how it has the potential to transform lives. Not only can it empower communities as a whole, it can give individuals the life skills, aspirations, self-esteem and experiences they need to help them have a positive childhood. We hope that through the launch of our 'Jump Start' programme, we will be able to help young... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:41
The Somerset Activity & Sports Awards are coming up next month, and the nominees have finally been announced. We're proud to present some of the most dedicated clubs, coaches, volunteers and organisations that Somerset has to offer. We have 36 amazing nominees this year, spread across 12 different categories. It will be very exciting and an honour to be able to give recognition to all these people... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:18
NHS staff are at the front line when it comes to supporting those with health and well-being issues. Now there is the opportunity for individuals and businesses to give back and show support for staff at Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership by taking part or sponsoring the first Somerset NHS Night Walk, taking place on Friday 1st November at French Weir Park, Taunton.
Organised by Somerset... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:48
We are pleased to announce that SASP have been shortlisted as one of the 3 finalists for the Private & Public Collaboration category at the Somerset Business Awards 2019, through our Active Workplaces work. We are thoroughly looking forward to the evening.
The 2019 finalists come from all corners of the county, from Bridgwater, Taunton, Frome, Axbridge, Evercreech, Edington, Wheddon Cross and Wincanton,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 09:58
Somerset Community Foundation is managing the HPC Community Fund to support communities to mitigate the impacts of the Hinkley Point C development - £2 million has already been awarded in grants to communities.
Groups are able to apply to the HPC Community Fund Small Grants Programme for projects of up to £5,000 or, in exceptional circumstances £10,000 over three years. The HPC Community... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:55
The nominations are now closed for the 2019 Somerset Sports Awards.
The 2019 Somerset Activity & Sport Awards will celebrate and give recognition to the achievements and successes of outstanding athletes, inspirational volunteers, great coaches, community clubs and organisations from across Somerset. This year the awards evening for the finalists will be held on Friday 15th November 2019 at Somerset... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:36
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said that "even a few minutes of exercise is good for you" – hoping that the simple message will encourage people to get more active.
The new CMO guidance – published, 7 September – states that any amount of physical activity is beneficial, overturning previous recommendations that physical activity needed to last at least 10 minutes to bring benefits.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:04
Involving parents in your club's activities can have a number of positive benefits for the sport, the children taking part and parents too.
Parents in Sport Week 2019 is a time to celebrate positive parental involvement in youth sport. With the introduction of the Sports Parents Promise this year, the Child Protection in Sport Unit want all parents to get involved and make sure their child has a safe... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:40
A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England.
We Are Undefeatable aims to help those with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson's to build physical activity into their lives.
The campaign is led by a collaboration of 15 leading health and social care charities and benefits from our expertise... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:01
A record 43 teams took part in this year's Somerset Workplace Games organised by Somerset Activity & Sports partnership and spread over 2 venues: Taunton Vale Sports Club and Bishop Foxes School.
The Annual Games form a key part of the wider SASP Workplace Activity Offer and provide an opportunity for colleagues to get together to have some fun away from the stresses and strains of the work environment... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:47