Sports Key is situated in Newtown as a non-profit CIC to improve the wellbeing, cohesion and life opportunities for those who are from low socio-economic backgrounds. They use physical activity to build the health, skills and cohesion of the local community.
What was their programme?
- The funding was used for new and existing LSEG YP to engage in physical activity who were disconnected from activity during lockdown. The aim was to improve health by creating an environment that allows social engagements in a limiting time in and out of sport.
- A 12-week delivery of badminton / netball and football was the chosen sports.
How did the organisation use the funding?
- Venue hire
- Purchase equipment
What was the impact of the funding?
- Safe space to socialise / partake in physical activity.
- Developing new habits (positive)
- 16 new participants
What did the organisation learn?
- Altering sessions to suit YP desires and restrictions (e.g. high demand for badminton and netball couldn't be done due to restrictions)
- Potential risks/thinking of contingencies
- Reconsider how to carry things out in the future
- Working collaterally with other orgs in the future to address all needs
- 19 years old participant
- Lockdown struggles as he was out of work and had no transport
- Felt 'bored and isolated'
- Eager to get back to football (at Sports Key) due used to inactivity
- Helped re-engage partially to normal physical activity routine
- Reunite with friends via a bubble that was formed
- Helped towards mental health