Back in to Sport – Sport England Project
A Rotherham sports project set up to get more adults active has been awarded £188,141 by Sport England.
Back in to Sport starting in January 2016 will re-introduce Rotherham’s Central Communities in to regular sport and physical activity, the project will focus on BME communities who are a recognised target group for Sport England. A traditional community development approach to engagement will enable sport to reach out and drive weekly participation.
Head of Community Jamie Noble commented: “we are delighted to receive such a significant sum of money to help develop our provision, we are looking forward to starting the project and seeing people get the benefits from regular participation in sport and physical activity.
This project is one of over 40 projects to secure a share in £8.2 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England. Encouraging people to give sport a go, the fund empowers local communities to reach out to people who for one reason or another don’t exercise.
Announcing the funding, Sport England Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said, “It’s great to be working with innovative projects like Rotherham United Community Sports Trust which offer more people the chance to get active in a way that suits them best. Given the overwhelming benefits of being active, it’s important that age, gender, or income never prevent anyone from taking part.”
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