Help our #ClubsInCrisis by raising awareness and sharing your story
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:43
With the current pandemic impacting on all of our lives, Made By Sport is launching a #ClubsInCrisis Competition to create a platform for clubs to share their stories and to help to continue to raise awareness of the massive social value of our local sports clubs and organisations. Support is growing for the Save Our Sports campaign and the petition for a Sport Recovery Fund. We want to hear the individual stories from clubs across the UK to highlight their importance and the need for critical funding.
Why we need to help our #ClubsInCrisis
We estimate there are over 150,000 grassroots clubs and organisations that provide an essential outlet for young people to not only be physically active but also play a vital role in tackling societal issues such as youth employment, crime reduction, mental health and developing key life skills.
Newton research revealed that over 40% of these clubs were either in deficit or just breaking even before the pandemic, with many operating on less than £10,000 per year and half led by volunteers.
Today an estimated 25% of community clubs may not be able to open their doors again. The social impact of this problem is exacerbated by the fact that over half of the clubs most at risk are in the most deprived areas of the UK.
We can't let this happen. Help us to tell the stories of #ClubsInCrisis to prevent our clubs closing for good. You might win £5,000 in cash support for your club.
How to enter #ClubsInCrisis
STEP 1: Record a 1-2 minute video explaining...
- What does your club does
- How it addresses key social issues such as - developing life skills, improving mental health, reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, developing employability skills and building stronger communities
- How its closure could impact you and the community and how the#ClubsInCrisis funding will make a difference.
STEP 2: Post your video on your social media using #ClubsInCrisis
The competition is open now and will run until 10 December 2020 and will be judged by members of the Made By Sport board. Winners will be contacted in December 2020.
Please also get your club members to sign the #saveoursports petition for the Sports Recovery Fund.
We need to come together to #saveoursports and keep our #ClubsInCrisis open!