New project looking for 'Community Champions'
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:03
Breaking Boundaries is a new project which aims to use the power of cricket to unite communities.
It is a three-year project (2018 – 2021) bringing together young people, their families and communities through regular engagement in cricket: playing, spectating and volunteering. The project will use the spark of the 2019 World Cup, to make the most of cricket's potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket inspired community and foster mutual respect and friendships.
The project aims to:
- Promote local ownership – training/empowering young people to facilitate interaction and reinforce attitudinal change; supported by community-rooted organisations to build local identity.
- Challenge limiting perceptions, attitudes and behaviours – working with communities to break down myths, stereotypes, prejudices and perceptions through social interaction and dialogue.
- Build common cause - facilitating meaningful interaction which will encourage a sense of belonging; focusing on what local people have in common to build mutual trust and empathy of their differences.
- Use cricket as the catalyst – using formats and events which bring the community together
We're looking for 14-25 year olds from Sparkbrook or Edgbaston to become 'Community Champions' with free training & funding provided for organisations
The next training takes place on 9th February at Edgbaston Cricket Ground from 10am - 2pm.
More info and registration at https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=153986846549
By attending the event, organisations will be eligibile for up to £1,500 Community activation grant for (a cricket and cohesion project) and other wider cricket opportunities with England Cricket and Warwickshire County Cricket Club including being involved in volunteering at the ICC Cricket World Cup
What is the City Leadership Event?
This inspirational event is aimed at providing high-quality training led by a variety of speakers and deliverers. They will engage and equip your Community Champions and the Community Organisations from which they are from, with a toolkit of ideas and skills to support delivery of your city plan.
What will the training look like?
The session will incorporate opening and closing ceremonies based around the ICC world cup, team building activities, an induction to making equals training, community organising and project development.
Identifying and Recruiting Community Champions
Community Champions are your connection and voice into and from the communities you are targeting. Key organisations will be selected within your ward areas to recruit Community Champions.
This will depend on target ward and communities and could for example include. school/colleges, youth service, faith centre, community groups, local cricket clubs etc.
For more information about Breaking Boundaries City Leadership contact Umar Ahmed 07920759770
For Breaking Boundaries enquires contact Jevaughni Robinson 07471 032492 or email Jevaughni.Robinson@Sportbirmingham.org