We are a platform for social change; connecting a diverse community of stakeholders to create sustainable networks that help children and young people from deprived communities to improve their outcomes.
Our programmes instil self-belief, increase physical activity levels, improve health and mental wellbeing and bring, (often fractured) communities together in new and engaging ways.
We show children, young people and communities that with the right belief and support they can achieve great things and thrive.
Our expertise for engaging children and young people is honed by combining grass roots experience with national best practices.
For 8 and 9-year-olds, we kick start healthy habits strong enough to last a lifetime. And we help 12-16 year-olds to get onto a positive path, develop essential vocational skills and improve their employment prospects.
SportInspired Community Programmes are designed to help increase pupils’ activity levels, skills and confidence, by introducing them to new sports and connecting them to local role models, including sports coaches and business volunteers. Part of our mission is to help every child find a sport they love and want to continue for years to come, even for those who don’t consider themselves ‘sporty’.
Each programmes involves three phases;
Co-CreateWe recruit primary & secondary schools, local sports clubs and volunteers from geographic areas of high deprivation best aligned with our funding partner(s).Primary Schools - Pre-festival training is delivered for Team Spirit, with options for nutrition and mental wellbeing sessions. Secondary Schools - We also train local teenagers as Young Leaders to deliver festivals, building confidence and employability skills, whilst gaining leadership experience and qualifications.
FestivalAn epic day of fun for all, introducing 200 children to a range of locally available sports where the biggest trophy on the day is for Team Spirit.Primary School - Children under the direction of SportInspired, volunteers, young leaders and local sports providers try out 6 new sports aiming to find a sport they love. Secondary School - Young Leaders use their new leadership skills to motivate and encourage the primary school children taking part in the festival.
LegacyWe convert the inspiration achieved at the festival into ongoing sports participation in the local community.Primary Schools - We set up legacy sports clubs with local sports providers for children who attended the festival for up to 20 weeks and monitor changes in activity levels over 6 months through surveys and case studies.Secondary Schools - We provide Young Leaders with ongoing support to gain qualifications, confidence in their abilities and pursue positive pathways.
We get children, even those who have never engaged in sport excited about being active. We concentrate on making it FUN and set up 20-week legacy sports clubs in schools to kick-start active habits.
We use the NHS’ ‘five ways to mental wellbeing' framework to help children improve their emotional health.
Teaching children about nutrition through fun, interactive sessions. We support the children to share this knowledge with their families, inspiring them to be healthier.
Our Young Leader Training gives 12 to 16-year-olds up to 24 hours of core skills training, and 6 hours of festival leadership experience, resulting in Sports Leaders Level 1 and 2 qualifications.
Engaging entire families in meaningful activity together further supports life-long healthy habits.