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Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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Inclusion Resources

Here are some organisations that provide support, guidance and resources in the area of inclusive sport and physical activity.

Activity Alliance

Strategic lead for disability sport in England. They provide useful resources, insight and workshops to enable organisations to support more disabled people to be active.  

Activity Alliance Inclusion Club Hub toolkit helps clubs to include more disabled people in their activities. Use it to develop a club action plan or your general planning.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Activity Alliance has published new guidance ‘Reopening Activity: An inclusive response’, in consultation with partners across sport, leisure and disability equality. The national charity wants providers to consider the guidance as part of their ongoing commitment to disabled people’s inclusion.

National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) 

British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association, UK Deaf Sport, Wheelpower and LimbPower. English Learning Disability Sport Alliance  (which is a partnership between Mencap Sport & Special Olympics GB).

Read their collective response to keeping communities active and reaching hard to reach, inactive disabled people.

Women in Sport 

The charity Women in Sport was founded in 1984, with the goal of giving every woman and girl in the UK the opportunity to experience the transformational rewards of sport. 

Women’s Sports Trust

Women’s Sport Trust raises the visibility and increases the impact of women’s sport through the promotion of diverse athlete role models, increasing media coverage and improving the funding landscape. 

Sporting Equals

Promotes ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and are the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, they are now a fully independent body and a national partner of Sport England.

Pride Sport

Aims to challenge homophobia in sport and improve access to sport for LGBT+ people. In working towards these goals they:

  • Campaign for change
  • Educate
  • Promote good practice
  • Actively grow LGBT+ participation and satisfaction in sport

Street Games 

StreetGames harnesses the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people right across the UK. StreetGames’ work helps to make young people and their communities healthier, safer and more successful.

Sported 

The charity exists to help the inspirational people who are working every day to improve the lives of young people and tackle the problems that matter in their local community. Specialising in supporting the survival and growth of local community organisations using Sport for Development. 

MIND 

The charity uses the power of sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas and support those of us with mental health problems to become more active. They also offer a range of resources and engagement opportunities for sports organisations who wish to do more around mental health.

The Richmond Group of Charities 

A collaboration of leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector. A collective voice to better influence health and social care policy, with the aim of improving the care and support for the 15 million people living with long term conditions we represent. 

Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Versus Arthritis, Asthma UK, Breast Cancer Now, British Heart Foundation, British Lung Foundation, British Red Cross, Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal Voluntary Service and Stroke Association.

For more information please contact:

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Strategic Relationship Manager

07760 164001

Gemma is responsible for managing key strategic stakeholder relations to tackle physical inactivity across Sussex, with a focus on increasing levels of physical activity for people with a disability, those from lower socio-economic groups, and women and girls. She oversees the Sussex Disability Sports Network, is the Lead Adult Safeguarding Officer, Deputy CYP Safeguarding Officer, Equalities lead and acts as the Active Partnership’s Human Resources lead.