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The Government’s new Sport Strategy and the opportunity for housing (Manche...
Tue 10 May 2016, 12:30 – 16:00 BST
In December 2015 the government released its new sports strategy: ‘Sporting Future: a New Strategy for an Active Nation’. With a significant policy shift towards a focus on the benefits that sport and physical activity can bring to individuals and communities, away from just participation, the strategy presents a number of opportunities for housing associations.
The wider benefits of sport and physical activity, around health, employment, engagement, and social value are all well known to housing associations. And reaching out to the most excluded, older people and poorer communities will be a key aim of funding from Sport England.
HACT is working with StreetGames, the national charity for developing sport and physical activity in disadvantaged communities, to shape a response that will help to inform the Sport England investment strategy.
In March, HACT and StreetGames delivered a workshop in London that discussed how to position Housing Associations as delivery organisations for Sports England. With tickets sold out rapidly, a great number of attendances and a high interest of housing providers to move this agenda forward, we are holding a new workshop, this time in Manchester.
This workshop will explore how housing associations’ connections with local communities can positively influence and secure the benefits from sport and physical activities, including improved physical and mental wellbeing, individual and community development and social impact.
This event is for housing professionals working with or aiming to work with community-led sports projects.
ATTENTION: The workshop is free for housing providers and attendance is limited to one delegate per organisation.