Somerset County Council has joined up with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) to organise a programme for the forthcoming Easter Holidays aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Somerset's most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation.
The County Council has already confirmed it will continue to fund Free School Meals provision... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:17
Avon and Somerset Police launch new Crime Prevention Through Sport fund in partnership with Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) and The West of England Sport Trust (Wesport).
The Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to reduce violence, crime and anti-social behaviour. This fund is for projects that focus on using activity as... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:00
SASP Unbreakable Men is an online project for Sports Clubs. The main aim is to raise awareness around Men's Mental Health and to get the conversation started within sports clubs throughout Somerset.
By signing up your club, you will be showing support for and raising awareness of men's mental health. Once you have signed up SASP will send you an Unbreakable Men Sports club package and you're ready to... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:36
Call to prioritise disabled people in sport and leisure as new research reveals huge pandemic impact
The leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity urges leaders to make disabled people a priority now to prevent the long-term effects of inactivity. The call comes on the day Activity Alliance releases their latest Annual Survey that shows the pandemic's true impact on disabled people's activity.
Activity Alliance is urging decision makers in sport and leisure to prioritise disabled people... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:03
As part of the support SASP are providing to schools through lockdown 3.0, our school games programme brings the latest virtual challenge to secondary schools - skipping. SASP have partnered with Dan The Skipping Man and there are different challenges and levels for primary and secondary aged children.
With a focus on the older age group, secondary schools who have signed up are receiving packs of 30... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 09:50
Love to Pedal is a chair based virtual cycling opportunity that was successfully launched in care and residential settings across Somerset in late 2020 in response to Covid 19 and will now soon be available for individuals at home. Love to Pedal has been developed by SASP and funded through Sports England's Tackling Inequalities fund. The project offers a virtual cycling programme which includes sets... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 09:08
Following on from the stunning 2021 Getting Outside Calendar – still available from our website with the proceeds going to the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital – the Photo Competition that will culminate in a 2022 Calendar is now open!
The only rules are: It must feature Somerset, the picture must be yours and anyone identifiable in the picture must have given their consent. Email... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 17:25
Setting up live lessons Countywide...
Reaching out to EYFS
To support children across Somerset during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Early Years team at SASP reached out to the EYFS communities offering them an opportunity to take part in some virtual live physical activity lessons. Being a wide spread and rural county a virtual offer was an excellent opportunity to promote the importance of physical development... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 15:00
On Monday 4 January, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown to counter the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in England.
Here we provide information on what the restrictions mean for sport and physical activity.
The national lockdown restrictions mean you should minimise time spent outside your home.
It's against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they're... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 11:06
SASP want to update you on the current situation after the decision made by our Prime Minister to put us into another national lockdown that mirrors that of the first lockdown. As a team we feel we have many learnt lessons in how to operate the project amidst another national lockdown based upon our experiences in the last. We are also aware that the majority of the young people we engage with will... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:00