Sportsmatch opens for business to benefit sport
Sport England is again encouraging clubs acrossEngland to see how they can benefit from the Sportsmatch programme.
Already this year, StreetGames has received £100,000 to match the investment it’s received from Coca-Cola GB to run a series of multi-sport festivals inspired by the London 2012 Games.
This Sportsmatch programme brings additional funding to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship from the commercial sector, private individuals or charitable trusts to deliver new projects that get people playing and enjoying sport.
Legacy momentum builds as year-to-go London 2012 milestone is passed
With less than a year to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games, Sport England’s work to build a legacy of increased mass participation continues.
This weekend, local residents were given a glimpse of our first Iconic Facility as Manchester’s brand new £24m National BMX Centre, held an open day for the community before its official opening later this year.
While over 1900 organisations including sports clubs and community groups have attended Sport England workshops to find out how they can apply for funding from the Inspired Facilities programme
Sport England signs charter to tackle homophobia in sport
As part of the drive to tackle homophobia in sport, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland, Sport Scotland, Sport Wales and UK Sport last week jointly signed up to the Government Equalities Office (GEO) Charter on Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport.
The aim of the charter is to make sport a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Sport England joins the likes of the Lawn Tennis Association, the Football Association, the Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union as
well as sports stars including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Gareth Thomas in signing up
to the charter.
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