You could share in a £3m investment opportunity to get more people involved in sport and exercise – and there’s a chance to find out more.
To mark Commonwealth Games year, Sport Wales has launched £3m of investment into community sport across Wales to tackle known gaps in participation amongst women and girls, the BME community, disabled people and those living in poorer parts of the country.
£1.5million of the National Lottery funding available through the Calls4Action project will be invested into addressing the barriers currently preventing young women and girls from participating in sport. A further £1.5million will look to tackle inequalities around areas of poverty, disability and BME communities.
Information events are being held in May to give more detail on the funding to individuals, groups and organisations. Importantly, you don’t need to be a sporting expert to get involved but have ideas and opportunities to get more people active.
“We want bold, new approaches,” says Sport Wales Manager Tom Overton. “We’ve made our application process easier and you don’t necessarily need to be a sporting expert because we want to provide assistance to individuals and organisations bringing fresh ideas and new ways of getting more people involved in sport.
“Calls4Action investment is open to those who can generate positive action to address the issues of inequality within sport and give everyone the chance to enjoy the benefits of sport.
“We will consider proposals from any organisation that can deliver a project that will have a positive impact on our target groups.”
The Calls4Action information events are taking place at:
• North Wales Tuesday 13th May @ Plas Menai, 1.30pm–3.30pm
• Mid & West Wednesday 14th May @ Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli – 10am–12pm
• South East Wednesday 14th May @ Hope Centre, Newport – 10am–12pm
• Central South Thursday 22nd May @ Channel View, Cardiff – 1.30pm–3.30pm
For more information and to confirm your place contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01446 771265.
Alternatively, if you have a good idea and would like to find out more about Calls4Action contact Sport Wales on 02920 338246 or email email@example.com or visit www.sportwales.org.uk/calls4action.
For more on Sport Wales investment opportunities visit www.sportwales.org.uk/funding