Tags: community sport
Posted: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:49
Counting the cost: This latest report summarizes the projected financial impact of inactivity and sedentary lifestyles, and the potential savings to be made by moving people into activity. This is not just about obesity, the research is there that points to benefits in academic attainment, social skills, mental health, employability and the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour. As Dr. William Bird says in his foreword it's better to be overweight and active than a normal weight and inactive. This is.. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:55
By Lissa Cook from the Community Sports Trust
With the clock ticking down to the London 2012 opening ceremony on 27th July the focus inevitably turns to the thorny question of legacy. Is it really possible for the Games to have a lasting impact beyond the Olympic Park facilities, reaching outside London to encourage people across the UK to switch off their televisions and get active?
One small-scale, innovative, pilot project in rural Derbyshire believes it may have discovered the key with the Derbyshire Village.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:07
Guest article by a representative of the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation.
As excitement builds towards the opening of London 2012 and with the focus of the media firmly fixed on sport, we are entering a crucial phase for delivering on the promise of a lasting legacy of participation in sport that was at the heart London's successful bid.
Delivering this legacy though means more than just developing the next Phillips Idowu or Jessica Ennis, it is about inspiring young people to lead healthy and active lifestyles... Read More »
Upshot – a new online application designed to help you manage, monitor and evidence your community projects
Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:53
Whether you're a funder working with many organisations or a stand alone deliverer it's easy to find yourself working with inconsistent information. You can't compare "apples with apples" and that reduces your likelihood of being able to clearly evidence the work you've been doing, let alone shout from the rooftops about your success.
Does it matter? Well yes, because in the current climate, opportunities to attract funding are shrinking, so you really need to be able to differentiate yourselves, and that's the.. Read More »