Celebrating Volunteers in Sport And Physical Activity
It's the first week of June, it's Volunteers' Week!
Our figures show that 6.2 million adults have volunteered at least twice in the last year to support sport and physical activity.
That’s 14 per cent of adults in England, and we want to say thank you.
June 1-7 marks Volunteers’ WeekOpen in a new window, a time for us to celebrate all the good that volunteers do for the sport and physical activity sector in our country.
Back in November 2017 we announced two funds to help change the face of volunteering in England, with £4.4 million of National Lottery funding being awarded.
We’re continuing to strive to ensure volunteers enjoy a positive experience, that volunteering opportunities are accessible to all our diverse population and that volunteers are valued for the work they do – and we've since made further investments to work towards this goal.
“One of the most powerful ways to demonstrate the impact of volunteering is simply to let volunteers tell their story,” said our head of volunteering, Kristen Stephenson.
“All of our work is focused on ensuring more people can experience the positive outcomes associated with sport and volunteering – improving confidence, improving mental wellbeing, building new friendships and ultimately happier communities.”
This week we'll be showcasing some of the amazing volunteers that work with projects we support.
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New Planning For Sport Guidance16/07/2019 15:05:00
A guide on how the planning system can help provide opportunities for everyone to be physically active.
New Plan to Help Children Get Active15/07/2019 13:05:00
More satellite clubs and greater opportunities for children to get active through their school.
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Sports England have invested more than £55 million in netball over the last decade.
New 10 Minute Shake Ups to Make Activity Fun04/07/2019 15:05:00
The National Lottery-funded partnership between Change4Life and Disney has already reached millions of schoolchildren.
This Girl Can Partner British Cycling25/06/2019 11:15:00
New wave of campaign aims to get more women on two wheels via the HSBC UK Breeze programme.
Funding For Research Into How Carers Can be Helped to Get Active21/06/2019 15:48:00
Sports England are investing £100,000 in Carers UK to conduct research into why unpaid carers are more likely to be lonely.
Travel to Tokyo Aims to Help Children And Their Families Get Active19/06/2019 12:37:00
Investment in the project comes from our Families Fund.