Activity Alliance releases a new three-year strategy – Achieving Inclusion Together. Determined to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport, the charity looks to a future where disabled people are just as likely as non-disabled people to be active. Leaders from Government, sport, leisure and third sector joined the call for action when the strategy was unveiled at Activity Alliance's... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:30
Somerset Schools Challenge
Somerset School Games have teamed up with Children in Need to get children moving this November. We want Somerset Schools to join with us to achieve something amazing and raise money at the same time.
During Children in Need week (19th-23rd November) we want Somerset Schools to be active and attempt to achieve the 500 mile challenge. This can be done as a whole school (house/inter... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:34
The Short Breaks Grant Funding Round is now open for the Christmas Holidays. Somerset County Council will accept bids for activities being delivered across the following dates: Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Friday 4th January 2019 inclusive (not including the bank holidays).
The specification for the grant is attached, along with the application form. The deadline is 26th September 2018.
If you... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:55
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) are excited to announce the launch of the new Active Spaces project in Sedgemoor and West Somerset. Active Spaces is a community-based activity project which offers local communities the chance to get out and get active in their local area.
SASP believes communities in the Sedgemoor and West Somerset areas will benefit from high quality exercise sessions... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:45
A £3m fund, the ﬁrst of its kind in the UK oﬀers investment in the form of simple, flexible repayable loans of between £50k to £150k. These loans are designed to support the sustainable development of community sport clubs that deliver impact.
The loan funding can be used to help organisations develop new projects, operations and revenue streams.
A wide range of organisations from... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:26
We look forward to welcoming everyone to the annual Somerset Summer School Games on Thursday and Friday this week. We are expecting over 2000 school children to take part in the games across the 2 days, held at the amazing facilities of Millfield Senior School in Street.
There are 19 different events taking place with 26 schools attending on Thursday 5th July and 49 schools attending on Friday 6th July.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:41
Activity Alliance, supported by Sport England, has today released the Ten Principles film to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.
The first in a series of films on the ten principles, it introduces... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:48
Research shows that coaching benefits over 9m people across the UK
UK Coaching, the lead agency for coaching in the UK; with a mission to put coaching at the heart of physical activity and sport, has unveiled its principles of 'Great Coaching' which support everyone in the UK to recognise and celebrate when great coaching is taking place.
Research conducted by YouGov on behalf of UK Coaching, revealed... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:31
A free toolkit to help sports clubs and organisations become compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) has been made available to download.
The documents, produced by the Sports and Recreation Alliance and funded through an £85,000 grant from Sport England, explain the new laws regarding the collection and processing of personal information.
GDPR, which replaces the Data... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 May 2018 09:52
We are pleased to announce that Sedgemoor School Games Organiser (SGO), Nancy Murdoch, has won the School Games Regional Award for Innovation.
Nancy has been rolling out a new programme called MOTIV8, and will now go through to the national round of competition at the national summit. MOTIV8 is a festival designed to engage more children into physical activity. Using the digital allure of computer games... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 May 2018 19:55