Sporting Communities runs a number of different programmes across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.
So that you can better understand what we are delivering, please find below a brief description about each of our programmes.
Building a Stronger Britain Together
This programme help to create more resilient communities, standing up to extremism in all its forms and offers vulnerable individuals the opportunity to engage in alternative positive activities that benefit and support their community.
Coaching For All
Coaching For All is a research project as part of Sport England's ongoing strategy to engage more Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugees (BAMER) into sport. There is a huge underrepresentation of paid BAMER coaches and alongside Sport England, UK Coaching and Sporting Equals this project seeks to understand why and whether there are any ways of addressing barriers to paid coaching work.
Cook, Eat, Play
The programme offers children and their families the opportunity to engage in food preparation and family play. Children are able to make their own meals and then eat them as a family. Children will learn what makes a healthy, balanced diet and families learn how to create healthy meals on a budget.
This is a programme run in close partnership with the Derbyshire Police and Derby City Council's Safer Neighbourhood Teams. They will refer high profile areas to engage with highly challenging young people.
Derby Youth Engagement Service
Derby YES engages young people in a variety of positive, community based activities. In addition, we will upskill, support and teach young people how to develop social action ideas and create change within their community. We also offer counselling, mental health and family support as part of this programme and will celebrate young people with an annual event.
This Tampon Tax funded programme will engage women and girls in boxing. Supported by Commonwealth Gold Medalist Sandy Ryan, women and girls accessing the programme will not only gain access to high quality sport and fitness coaching, but will learn about nutrition and wellbeing.
The programme delivers a series of detached, open access sessions targeting vulnerable and challenging young people who are already out on the streets/park, in identified hotspot areas where anti-social behaviour is high. Young people are free to come and go as they please.
This is a community cohesion programme run in partnership with Asha North Staffordshire, using sport as a tool to engage asylum seekers, refugees and the wider community. This project breaks down social, emotional and language barriers and brings people together through the power of sport.
An initiative whereby young people are referred to our team of mentors by the Safer Neighbourhood Team within Derby City Council. This project helps young people in need of support and guidance to overcome challenges that they are facing.
The programme works with young people to give them a voice. We teach young people how to develop social action ideas and create change within their community. We work with the statutory and voluntary sectors to give young people a chance to voice their and their peers' views and wishes.
National Sporting Heritage Hop
This initiative will utilise our mobile community facilities (Bertie and Piper) to capture the stories of local peoples sporting achievements and memories of large sporting events such as the 1966 World Cup, 1935 French Open, 1984 Olympics, 1981 Ashes and much more.
Positive Activities for Tamworth (PAT)
The programme delivers a series of detached, open access sessions and events targeting vulnerable and challenging young people who are already out on the streets/park, in identified hotspot areas where anti-social behaviour is high. Young people are free to come and go as they please.
The programme offers young people who are not in education, employment or training the chance to undertake a leadership training programme. Trained young people will then have the opportunity to put their learned skills into practice at a regular community engagement session.
This is a 6-8 week employability programme for ages 16-23, allowing those who are underemployed (e.g. working zero hours contracts or not earning enough to sustain a living), not in education, employment or training (NEET), or are at risk of being NEET the chance to gain vital employability skills and experience, as well as fantastic networking opportunities.
Shout Out for Sport
This is an integration programme run in partnership with Migrant Help UK, using sport as a tool to engage asylum seekers, refugees and the wider community. This project breaks down social, emotional and language barriers and brings people together through the power of sport.
SPACE delivers fun activities for 8-17 year-olds during the school summer holiday across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
The Youth Alliance is a collective of VCSE partners who want to champion best practice in order to ensure that all young people have access to the best service possible. This programme will upskill and support volunteers within Derby City who work with young people.
Derby City's neighbourhood boards fund us to deliver a series of youth services in wards across the city, whereby young people are provided with positive activities either in a community centre, or on local parks.
The programme delivers a series of detached, open access sessions targeting vulnerable and challenging young people who are already out on the streets/park. It provides essential youth services for the community. Young people are free to come and go as they please.