Fund to Diversify The Sport And Physical Activity Workforce
National Lottery funding available to engage women and/or BAME communities in positive workforce opportunities.
We’re making up to £1 million available to diversify coaches and volunteers in the sport and physical activity sector.
Our Workforce Diversity Great Ideas Fund will be open for a month, and we want to hear from anyone wanting to engage women and/or BAME communities in volunteering or coaching opportunities.
With both Coaching Week and Volunteers’ Week taking place now, the National Lottery funding has been allocated to address the fragmented workforce – partly comprised of coaches and volunteers – that is currently lacking diversity.
Our ambition is to help ensure people working in sport and physical activity are skilled, motivated, valued, equipped for their role, are enjoying a positive experience and is representative of our diverse nation.
Up and down the country, amazing people are doing amazing things to support people in their community to become more active.
They are the unsung heroes, the backbone of physical activity. We know that these people make the difference and we're hoping to help these people to do more and help others to get involved.
Latest News from
£195 million package to help sport and physical activity through coronavirus01/04/2020 11:38:00
The money will help our partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic.
'10 Today' to help older people stay active31/03/2020 11:38:00
Sessions will be broadcast on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and via BBC Sounds.
How to stay physically active during coronavirus restrictions27/03/2020 10:05:00
We've developed some guidance so you can better understand the government’s latest advice on how to stay physically active while you're spending a lot of time at home.
Join the Movement26/03/2020 14:38:00
Our new campaign launches today giving people ideas about how to be physically active while still following the government advice on staying at home and social distancing.
Virtual sport sessions for children during school closures23/03/2020 15:51:00
Sports Engand have teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust and government to enlist 450 School Games Organisers to help deliver online activity programme.
Coronavirus: an update20/03/2020 16:05:00
We're beginning an initial three-month period of significant flexibility to reflect our and your current circumstances.
Coronavirus: an update17/03/2020 14:38:00
An update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what our key priorities for sport and physical activity are at this time.
How to stay active while you're at home17/03/2020 11:20:00
We've compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough.