Power Of Cricket Shines Through
Young people in England’s most deprived areas to benefit from our £3 million investment in Chance to Shine.
Thanks to our National Lottery investment, the cricket charity Chance to Shine will add a further 60 projects to its existing Street programme – totalling 200 projects and leagues. It’s expected to reach at least 6,000 children and young adults each year over a three-year period.
Chance to Shine Street uses the fast-paced, simple tape-ball cricket format to attract young people who are hard to reach through the traditional format. Eight out of 10 Street participants are not members of cricket clubs. Nearly a third of participants (29%) live in the 10% most deprived areas of England (by IMD ranking) and more than half in the 20% most deprived areas.
Around two-thirds of participants are from South Asian backgrounds and Chance to Shine Street will be closely connected to England & Wales Cricket Board’s plan to make cricket more accessible to South Asian communities.
Chance to Shine will need to raise a further £500,000 each year privately to deliver the new programme. In addition to expanding the number of existing Street projects through ECB’s network of county cricket boards and new partners, the funds will allow Chance to Shine to focus on:
- Providing specialist training for Street coaches to help them develop knowledge and skills such as dealing with difficult behaviour, inclusion and community cohesion
- Running regional and national competitions for youth and young adult age groups
- Setting up 60 Street satellite clubs to deliver taster tape-ball sessions in partnership with local community organisations, clustered around current Street projects
- Developing participants into young leaders and coaches
- Running a series of educational workshops at community Street cricket sessions, covering areas such as resilience, gun and knife crime and internet safety.
Latest News from
Record Numbers More Physically Active12/04/2019 10:05:00
Results from our latest survey also show inactivity rates decreasing, but stubborn inequalities still remain.
Talent Plan For England Launched05/04/2019 10:05:00
Sport England want to have the best talent system in the world.
Research gives insight into children's attitudes to sport and physical activity22/03/2019 10:15:00
New analysis uncovers five key findings about children and young people's motivations towards getting active
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to Work With Youths in Disadvantaged Coastal Areas21/02/2019 15:10:00
Young people in eight coastal communities with high levels of inactivity are to be mentored by elite athletes.
Workforce Development Continues With Online Course For Coaches19/02/2019 15:05:00
The Open University is developing a course to help those who coach the coaches.
Guide to Dementia-friendly Sport13/02/2019 08:05:00
We're working with the Alzheimer’s Society to help people with dementia live active lives.
People With Learning Disabilities Given Help to Get Active And Boost Confidence30/01/2019 10:37:00
New Mencap project encourages participants to turn exercise into miles and journey round the world.
Streetgames to Expand to 50 Areas25/01/2019 08:05:00
Charity aimed at using sport to boost the life chances of children can expand thanks to our investment.