Last week Sport England announced a Community Emergency Fund with the aim to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
In response to this, Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) hosted a webinar to support local clubs and organisations looking at both the... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:04
The money will help partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic. Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The package is made up of the following:
- A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:57
THE FA FIVES is a fun and inclusive five-a-side festival celebrating UEFA EURO 2020. Free to enter, THE FA FIVES is open to everyone, with 15 different male and female categories across adult, veteran, disability, youth and walking football.
The fun starts on 2nd and 3rd May with FA FIVES Round One events hosted at over 120 venues across the country. Over 5,000 teams and up to 50,000 participants will... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 09:00
'Jump Start' is one of SASP's Community Resilience programmes that supports young people who may have had chaotic homes lives, struggle to stay in school or be known to the police. We strongly believe that physical activity and sport has the potential to transform lives, empower communities and give individuals life skills and aspirations. We hope that Jump Start will be able to help vulnerable young... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 10:30
Unbreakable Men is a new project created by SASP, with the aim of raising awareness around men's mental health in the sporting community, as well as offering support and advice through the use of sport and physical activity.
Unbreakable Men is set out in a challenge format, in order to fire up people's competitive nature and get participants thinking about their lifestyles. The Unbreakable Men Manual... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 08:00
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
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
Ever wanted to say a #BigThankYou but struggled to find the right words? Or that perfect gesture? Well the 17th December is the time to do it!
If you're part of a local sport, recreation or physical activity group, you'll know that it probably wouldn't exist without the time, energy and enthusiasm of local volunteers.
Here's your chance to show them how much you appreciate everything they do.
On the 17... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:19
From beginner running groups to walking football to working with hospital trusts, we work across a range of areas, take a look at the case studies below for more information.
You can access the Walking Football film here.
Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:23
Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known, new research released today reveals that improvements in emotional health and wellbeing are being experienced by an extraordinary three-quarters of runners.
In the first major poll of its kind, questioning 13,200 people over 12 months between September 2016 and August 2017, 74% of runners said they felt running was good for their mental wellbeing.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:39