Who we work with:
Central Government and Public Sector bodies

We are proud to work alongside both Central Government and over 30 local authorities to deliver the Levelling Up agenda at regional and sub regional levels. This is delivered through our multi-purpose and diverse health and well-being programmes.

About our programmes

SportWorks currently works with over 30 local authorties throughout the country delivering a range of activities to adults, children and families.

SportWorks are committed to play a major role in the Levelling Up agenda. Levelling up is a mission to challenge, and change, any unfairness around the opporunity for success. Levelling up means giving everyone the opportunity to flourish. It means people everywhere living longer and more fulfilling lives, and benefitting from sustained rises in living standards and well-being. The Levelling Up agenda mirrors the core values of SportWorks as we actively seek to change peoples lives, through the power of sport, education and well-being.

We offer education and skills provision to support learners who may be at risk of disengaging with education. We give opportunities which make real life impact for some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

We provide opportunities so that we improve health and well-being in local communities creating healthier and more self sustaining communities.

We support thousands of individuals, and hundreds of community groups and clubs each year so that we bring about positive and long lasting change enabling communities to grow, thrive and prosper in a sustainable manner.

Your support

We strive to ensure our programmes create as much community impact as possible in a financially sustainable and responsible way.
We work with funding partners across a range of sectors to make sure we are not overly reliant on any one income stream.

However, our work only scratches the surface of what can be achieved. Please contact us to arrange an informal chat about how we could work with your organisation.

The issues we address:
Our health and wellbeing programmes use the ‘power of sport’ to tackle a range of issues such as crime, anti-social behaviour, community cohesion and social mobility. We deliver diversionary activities and work with partners including Central Government and Public Sector bodies.

Some of our current partner organisations

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Learning Skills Council

‘’SportWorks offer a fantastic provision that engages NEET and vulnerable young people and providing a stepping stone to achievement. Their tutors are lively and innovative, promoting enthusiasm and skills that are adaptable to both social and employment environments’’.

City of Bradford MDC

Catherine Holden

Course Tutor, Access to FE, Employability @ Bradford College

“The Access to FE collaboration with SportWorks has been a very successful programme. The level of professionalism and expertise from the tutors has been excellent. They have worked closely with our hard to reach learners, who have learning, behavioural and emotional difficulties to support them and guide them through developing skills in sports and sports leadership. From the early sessions in which they struggled to speak up in front of their peers and found organising and planning a challenge. They have all grown in confidence, ability and maturity; developing and building on their employability and sports skills. All participants have been able to plan, deliver and manage a coherent sports activity for a group of teenagers from ESOL back grounds. The language barrier presenting an additional challenge for the student sports leaders who had to use their leadership skills of patience, resilience and tolerance as well as developing non-verbal skills and using demonstration as a key leadership tool. All participants in the programme greatly enjoyed the sessions and feel that they have improved their knowledge and experience of working in sports.

The programme has been most beneficial to one particular learner who started Access to FE last year as an extremely shy individual, who did not communicate with his peers and was very reluctant to speak up in class. Since taking part in the sports works programme, he has practiced speaking out in front of others, developed his team working and communication skills and experienced a huge learning curve delivering sessions to his peers. This learner has had a challenging year with the death of his father, and despite taking time off his regular college classes to cope with this, he always attended the sports works session as he did not want to miss out.

Two students have been accepted onto the college’s level one full time sports course next year and 2 are going onto do public services in which they will continue to have sports sessions and be able to build on their leadership skills.”


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Youth Justice Fund