Why We Need You
For 12 years we have taken exhilarating sporting experiences to children and young people in deprived communities. We make otherwise out of reach sports free and accessible, instilling self-belief, providing opportunity and hope.
2020 has had a devastating impact on the communities we support:
Covid-19 has hit families in deprived communities hard. Cramped living conditions, financial struggles, high prevalence of Covid-19 have all made coping unimaginably challenging.
78% of parents reported a decrease in their children's social & physical wellbeing in the absence of sport during lockdown.
“My friends call to check up on me but sometimes I scream into the phone I’m so stressed” Olivia, 10 years old.
The children we support were already 3x more likely to face mental wellbeing issues than their more affluent peers and twice as likely to be obese by the age 11. This crisis is deepening inequalities but we CAN do something about it.
How You Can Make a Difference
We know sport and activity are natural antidotes to this crisis. Here’s how are children described how sport made them feel before Covid-19 hit:
With your help we can go further than helping children, we can take fun, accessible sporting activities to whole families in areas of high deprivation, making the inaccessible possible through Families United.
Families United will bring whole families together using accessible, fun activities that boost mental and physical wellbeing whilst reconnecting family members in new positive ways. The barriers to activity are real for these families but with your help we can fund family intervention which will directly help 200 family members cope with and recover from the effects of Covid-19.
We will adapt our programmes to ensure families can be supported throughout this period. With your help we will develop new delivery modules.
1. Consult - we will survey those most impacted and assess their new needs resulting from Covid-19
2. Shadow Sports - we will develop a new sports genre for families using traditional principles in a distant way
3. We will use sport to deliver against these needs which we expect to include increased mental wellbeing and nutrition support
We will help improve the mental and physical wellbeing of the community and encourage long term participation. These positive connections will strengthen resilience, unite communities, and instill hope in communities that need it most.
A message from Charlie, SportInspired's Families Programme Manager:
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