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Working in partnership with Comic Relief and Sport England, Active Burngreave is an initiative to encourage more people to take part in weekly physical activity.
It also uses sport and physical activity as a hook to address social outcomes such as anti-social behaviour, unemployment or community cohesion, as identified by the people in that area.
Burngreave has been chosen as a focus community for this project, partially due to its deprivation data. It is Sheffield’s most culturally diverse ward, with the BME population accounting for nearly half its residents. Economic deprivation and a range of health and social issues mean that the area is ranked as one of the most deprived wards in the UK.
The project aims to:
Use Sport and physical activity to empower a community to create social change and have a positive impact on social issues
Following a four-month period of consultation with local residents and a range of community partners and groups, seven outcomes have been identified:
- Reduced isolation
- Increased understanding of the importance of physical activity
- More resilient
- Increase in sustainable physical activity
- More opportunities for training and education
- Increased aspirations of young people
- Increased ownership of parks amongst community to keep clean, safe and usable
A ‘Come and try’ activity day was held in the English Institute of Sport in November 2017, with transport provided to and from Burngreave for over 200 people. Partner organisations delivered activities including boxing, archery and table tennis.
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