- Who we work with
- Our programmes
- Case studies
- About us
- Where we work
Who we work with:
Sports Clubs, Community Groups & Charitable organisations
SportWorks supports over 600 community organisations to enhance health and social outcomes in their locality. Our Community programmes use the power of sport to tackle a range of issues such as low physical activity levels, diabetes and low skill and education levels. Our work is targeted in the cities, towns and villages needing the greatest support. Our partners range from grassroots sport clubs, community centres and national charities, all with the aim of providing health and well-being opportunities.
The approach we take
Understand local needs
One size does not fit all. Our team invests time to understand the challenges facing each community.
Working in partnership with community clubs, schools and charities, we co-develop projects which meet local priorities.
Weekly health and wellbeing sessions support disadvantaged, disabled and unemployed individuals to improve physical and emotional health.
Working with university academics, we review our impact to inform future work.
The issues we address
Our Community Sport 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 the the police and social services to provide positive pathways for participants.
Over 19 million adults in England live with one of more longstanding health condition. This group were almost twice as likely to be physically inactive and experience mental health challenges compared to people without a health condition.
39% of 15 year old boys confident when exercising compared to just 19% of girls. Disabled people are almost twice as likely to be physically inactive compared with those without a disability.
The number of people taking part in sport and physical activity varies by ethnic group. South Asian, Black and people with ethnic origins are the least likely to be physically active in society.
The number of people aged 60 or over is expected to pass the 20 million mark by 2030. 42 per cent of people aged 55 and over are inactive compared to 29 per cent of the adult population. However, this is not necessarily directly connected to age and physical ability.
People from less affluent families experience lower educational attainment, reduced life expectancy and poorer health standards compared to others. Around 12 million in lower socio-economic groups are most likely to be physically inactive and experience mental health challenges.
How we are funded
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.