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Community Leisure Recovery Fund: Apply for up to £50,000 for community leisure facilities

Community Leisure Recovery Fund: Apply for up to £50,000 for community leisure facilities

Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 18:00

Sport England have announced a £5m Community Leisure Recovery Fund (CLRF) to help community-run leisure centres and facilities reopen by supporting the difference between income and expenditure for the period of 1 April-30 September 2021.

Applications are invited for awards of up to £50,000 between now and noon on 29th April.

This funding will focus on supporting those who provide a general leisure offer – for example, a mix of swimming, sports hall, fitness, health and wellbeing and other facilities – that's open to all members of the community.

It's targeted at organisations who own or have a long-term lease for a community leisure centre that's open to the community, but don't have any contractual obligation or receive income from a local authority to deliver leisure services.

The facility must be an integral part of the local public leisure provision, with community leisure service provision being its primary purpose.

This fund isn't designed to support sports clubs or member-only facilities like bowls, tennis or other similar clubs.

In addition to funding, recipients of the CLRF will also receive bespoke support to help inform their recovery planning, guide improvements, train their workforce and complete coronavirus risk assessments.

Further information on the fund can be found on the Sport England Community Leisure Recovery Fund page.

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Active Places, Community Facilities, Facility Support, Funding, Return to Play

Become a COVID-19 Health Champion

Become a COVID-19 Health Champion

Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 09:51

Have your chance to make a difference in the community by volunteering as a COVID-19 health champion. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: News

Managing countryside areas, playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Managing countryside areas, playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:49

The government has written various guidance documents during the pandemic to assist businesses including charities and social enterprises adapt to the changing requirements of lockdown and easing of lockdown. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: News, SOS

UK Coaching - #Return2Coach – The Reopening Roadmap

UK Coaching - #Return2Coach – The Reopening Roadmap

Posted: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:35

UK Coaching have launched a dedicated web page packed with topical resources to help facilitate coaches' return to coaching. The Toolkit contains expert tips that will help coaches to navigate and adapt to the changed coaching landscape Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Active Professionals, Active Professionals Volunteers, Active Together, Business of Sport, Coaching, Volunteers

Additional Return To Play Guidance & Support Released By Sport England

Additional Return To Play Guidance & Support Released By Sport England

Posted: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:25

In addition to the recently released updated FAQ's from Sport England, they have produced further guidance to support Return To Play. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Active Professionals, Active Professionals Volunteers, Active Together, Business of Sport, active economy

Instructor Ready! Launched by EMD UK

Instructor Ready! Launched by EMD UK

Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 13:28

The Instructor Ready standard mark is a self-assessment scheme that has been designed by EMD UK to provide a level of 'confidence' for all group exercise instructors in the fitness industry. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Active Professionals, Active Professionals Volunteers, Business of Sport, SOS, active economy

LCCC and CSA launch the BIG Cricket Survey

LCCC and CSA launch the BIG Cricket Survey

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 14:40

Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) and the Cricket Supporters' Association (CSA) have announced a trailblazing new partnership exploring the people of Leicestershire's relationship with cricket through the BIG cricket survey and research project.

The initiative forms part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work at Leicestershire CCC which is focusing on ensuring the club is a safe place for fans, players, and staff no matter what your background, sexual orientation, faith, race, or other characteristic and is undertaking work to create the #foxesfamily. To assist in moving this forward, the research will generate knowledge and understanding as to where cricket sits as a sport amongst the 56 nationalities found within the county.

The survey is designed to look at all aspects of the game to gain a whole understanding of where cricket sits across all communities. The research will be both quantitative (through the survey) and qualitative (through one-on-one conversations) and will examine consumers attitudinal behaviour and engagement levels with sport and, specifically, cricket. The survey will focus on improving understanding of how sport and cricket fits within the community and wider society, as well as looking at the situation for individuals and within family structures. Barriers will also be examined to understand how entry and experiences impact on both a participation and spectator level.

The research will be shared through the Leicestershire CCC and CSA channels, partners, different communities, networks, stakeholders within the game and the media with people being urged to not only take the survey but share the survey because every voice matters.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club CEO Sean Jarvis said: "This survey is incredibly important to us, to not only engage with the diverse communities across the county, but for us to improve our understanding of how they interact and participate with cricket.

"All views shared in the survey will help shape the future of what we do here at the club and so we are asking everyone to share it as widely as possible, within your communities, to encourage as many people to complete the survey

"Leicestershire CCC is a club for everyone and we are committed to improving our engagement with residents".

Becky Fairlie-Clarke, CEO of the Cricket Supporters' Association states: "We are over the moon to have partnered up with Leicestershire CCC and it is clear that Sean and his team are very focused on not only finding out how existing fans engage with the game but also seeking to understand what potential or new fans think and how they can make sure this new audience feels included, welcomed and part of the #foxesfamily.

"The research will help draw out insight and knowledge to be used across all of the work at Leicestershire CCC and at Grace Road."

The CSA will undertake a full analysis of the results and provide segmented insight to inform next steps and actions for Leicestershire CCC, their partners, and the CSA in growing the supporter base of the game across the different communities found within the county.

To take the survey and have your say on cricket in the local area, click HERE. Survey closes on Friday 9th April.

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Cricket, News, SOS