17 more organisations funded through Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Funding.
Posted: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:00
Northamptonshire Sport has successfully offered support to another 17 organisations through the Tackling Inequalities Funding. The grants award will allow these organisation to support keeping Northamptonshire active. Sport England's work and contribution to Tackling Inequalities focuses on reducing the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on activity levels in under-represented groups, ensuring gaps between those who are active and those who are not do not widen during this period.
Matthew Peleszok of Northamptonshire Sport said, "We are excited to be supporting the local community stay active during COVID -19. As an organisation we have worked had to ensure that the inequalities gap doesn't widen and we are delighted to have awarded 37 grants to date. We have a unique position to support the county and we look forward to working hard to provide opportunities to every resident of the county."
The organisations funded or supported through phase two were: BST Martial Art, C2C Social Action, Daventry Volunteer Centre, Emmanuel Group of Churches, Free2Talk CIC, Kings Clifffe Active, Kings Heath Boxing Club, Milap Wellingborough, Northampton Bangladeshi Association, Northampton Hope Centre, Northampton Leisure Trust, Pearls of Peace, Pravasi Mandal, Saheli Womens Group, South Northants and Dav Homestart, Wealdon Leisure (Freedom) and Wellingborough Hindu Centre
Feedback on the importance of this funding and keeping active has been received from a member of Breast Friends Northamptonshire who said
"Physical activity always seems a huge effort, especially on your own. I would recommend it to anyone who feels low in mood, no energy, depressed or anxious. For me personally I can see how my body, mental health and fitness has improved so much so since March I am very proud of it . It is great for so many things and it's a personal thing too. I feel a little more confident also as I feel so much better I do not feel sluggish or bloated like I was and I have also nearly lost my first stone in weight it's been slow but I keep persevering. 😊"
and Daventry Volunteer Centre
"Daventry Volunteer Centre are delighted to receive £2,620 from NSport which will support our work to enable elderly and vulnerable residents to become more physically active in the local community again – COVID-19 has left many vulnerable people feeling too frightened to leave their own homes, and we need to work to prevent this from becoming permanent."