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15 09, 2020

Me Again… This Girl Can returns with new campaign

2020-09-15T15:56:27+01:00September 15th, 2020|

This Girl Can has launched an updated campaign celebrating the inventive ways women have stayed active during the pandemic. Not everyone has felt able to do so since the coronavirus crisis hit though, with the pandemic creating further physical, financial and time barriers to getting active, leading to increased anxieties in some. This Girl Can is [...]

11 09, 2020

Why investing in physical activity is great for our health – and our nation

2020-09-11T10:01:43+01:00September 11th, 2020|

Sport England has commissioned the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University to calculate the social impact and the economic importance of sport and physical activity in England. Every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity generates nearly £4 for the English economy and society. The findings, which are revealed in a new report [...]

29 06, 2020

Sport England issue guidance for return to play

2020-06-29T10:22:34+01:00June 29th, 2020|

New Sport England resources to help prepare for a return to play In recent weeks Sport England have been consulting widely with partners to understand the types of resources that would be helpful as the sector begins to reopen. While the government has not yet given the green-light to the wider reopening of facilities and the [...]

4 06, 2020

New booklet to help older adults keep active

2020-06-04T09:43:43+01:00June 4th, 2020|

A new booklet aims to help older adults keep up their activity levels while isolating due to coronavirus). The Active at Home booklet is being made available to local authorities and partners to prevent ‘deconditioning’ in older adults. The Chief Medical Officers' guidelines recommend adults should aim to be active every day and do activities to improve strength [...]

2 06, 2020

Over £470,500 Sport England Funding awarded in the West of England

2020-06-02T13:15:28+01:00June 2nd, 2020|

The Sport England community emergency fund has been supporting local grassroots clubs in our area. The Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are [...]

23 04, 2020

Local leisure Centre provider Everyone Active donate PPE to the NHS

2020-04-23T09:53:14+01:00April 23rd, 2020|

One of your leisure centre providers - Everyone active who run the centres at Horfield, Henbury, Kingsdown, St Paul's, Easton and Bristol South, have donated PPE through the www.hackthepandemic.co.uk. Hack the pandemic are a local organisation to Bristol and Bath who are a self-funded collaboration of makers in the Bath and Bristol areas, working together [...]

15 04, 2020

New BMX bike track to be built under the M32 in Easton

2020-04-15T09:44:50+01:00April 15th, 2020|

A new BMX cycle track is to be built on waste land underneath the M32 in Bristol. It is hoped the Easton bike track will encourage disadvantaged communities in the city to embrace the sport. Outreach workers will be based there to help hard-to-reach and inactive groups, with equipment available for anyone who needs it. [...]

14 04, 2020

Bristol City Council: small Business, retail, hospitality and leisure grant funds for clubs with property, up to a rateable value of £51,000 during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020-04-14T14:39:08+01:00April 14th, 2020|

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the government announced support for small businesses and businesses working in these sectors: retail hospitality leisure Bristol City Council have two grant funding schemes: £10,000 under the Small Business Grant Fund either £10,000 or £25,000 under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund Note that the grant won’t be paid: [...]

31 03, 2020

Sport England making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis

2020-03-31T14:56:51+01:00March 31st, 2020|

Sport England 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 for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and [...]

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