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NEW FUNDING: Sporting Capital Fund

NEW FUNDING: Sporting Capital Fund

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

Tags: Funding

We welcome 2000 children to the Summer School Games this week

We welcome 2000 children to the Summer School Games this week

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

Tags: Inclusion, School Sport, Summer Games

Activity Alliance releases Ten Principles film

Activity Alliance releases Ten Principles film

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

Tags: Disability

Regional Award for SASP Member of Staff

Regional Award for SASP Member of Staff

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

Tags: Awards, Regional Winner, School Games

English Federation of Disability Sport changes name to Activity Alliance

English Federation of Disability Sport changes name to Activity Alliance

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is delighted to announce our new name. A first of many milestones in the charity's 20th anniversary year, from Thursday 26 April 2018 EFDS will be operating as Activity Alliance.

Commenting on the new name, Barry Horne Chief Executive of Activity Alliance said:

"We are the same team with the same passionate focus on disability, inclusion and sport, but... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:00

Tags: Disability, Inclusion

SASP welcomes new board members

SASP welcomes new board members

SASP would like to announce the successful recruitment of 4 new board members to compliment our existing board.

We welcome John Turner, CEO of Visit Somerset the official Destination Management Organisation for Somerset, Rachel Stark, who has over 20 years' of experience in the NHS and is very fortunate to have undertaken a number of roles in this time alongside her GP Practice Management role, Joanna... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:17

Tags: SASP Board

Dance Sessions at French Weir Park - all welcome

Dance Sessions at French Weir Park - all welcome

Introducing our fabulous new Monday morning activity, Happy Feet. Held at the stunning upstairs Park room in French Weir Park, the session does not target experienced dancers or Disco Divas but anyone who would like to add a little more healthy movement to their life in a fun and engaging way! Any age, any gender, with or without a partner. Neither Lycra nor taffeta required!! Contact the Adult Participation... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:38

Tags: Adult Participation

New Exercise Initiative to 'Revitalise' Somerset

New Exercise Initiative to 'Revitalise' Somerset

On the 10th March Macmillan Cancer Support and Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) launched a new exercise initiative designed to help local people living with cancer to be more active. 'Revitalise' was launched by rising stars Eddie Byrom and Tom Banton from Somerset County Cricket Club, along with Mayor of Taunton Deane, Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey with a 3 mile parade from Somerset... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:48

Tags: Adult Participation, Cricket, Disability

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
    South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
    SAPHTO
  • together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
    British Cycling
  • Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK