Revolutionary Roots putting their funds to use

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We're so happy to see Revolutionary Roots putting their funds to use. They're testing their circus equipment 🎪which is some of kit bought with the grant. 

The team hope it will have a positive effect on the wider community with less boredom and anti social behaviour, and instead empowerment towards personal development.

Have fun! 

Do you know a community or sports project in need of funds? Please share this page with them, or tag them in below, thank you!

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New Equipment for East Norfolk Gymnastics Club

East Norfolk Gymnastics Group

East Norfolk Gymnastics Group

NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT!

We're thrilled to have been able to push East Norfolk Gymnastics Club up to the funding amount they needed to buy new equipment.

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They're a community-based gymnastics club, teaching both boys and girls from the age of 5 up to 18 years old. They have 75 members and a waiting list of over 200 (that's how amazing they are!).

The funding we've contributed to will help buy a new set of asymmetrical bars. The current bars are over 20 years old and unable to be adjusted which they need to be able to do.

The new equipment will help the gymnasts to perform greater skills and linking moves between the bars with greater confidence, which will help them when they compete in competitions.  It will help with confidence as currently the gymnasts are afraid to move from the low bar to the high bar in competitions as the width of competition bars is far greater than the current bars allow. 

Don Cathy said, “As a small club, trying to raise over £2500 is a huge undertaking and without the help from the Trust this would not have been possible. The new asymmetrical bars will enable our members to learn new skills, which will enable them to enter more  competitions, many thanks from all at the club.”

If your club or group is in the borough of Great Yarmouth, please enquire about funding for kit, equipment or other costs, we may be able to help.

#runandtalk in more areas in the Great Yarmouth Borough

NORSUF RG at Gorleston Cliffs parkrun

NORSUF RG at Gorleston Cliffs parkrun

Thai Chi provides a no cost activity called Run Together NORSUF Running Group, which was established in May 2017. During that time, 154 people have registered and walked/run with the group for free.

Trevor Rawson is the only volunteer Group and Run Leader. He facilitates two free sessions per week limited to a max 16 people per session. The group could expand if there are more volunteer leaders but they have to be trained and licenced. With two additional leaders the group size could increase and additional weekly sessions could be offered, helping more people to get out and run.

We have awarded funding so they can train two volunteer Run Leaders.  This will help open up more opportunities to join the group over a wider area around the borough.

Trevor says, “Established in 2016 NORSUF Running Group is a free and friendly welcoming environment for new runners. You do not have to be a runner or achieve any standard to join; everyone takes part their way. Receiving funding from Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust will allow us to train two additional volunteer Run Leaders for our Group. They will go on to conduct their own sessions welcoming more people to an activity that can, with regular practice be life changing. As an England Athletics Coach and Mental Health Champion I have seen some fantastic personal and physical achievements by our members. #Runandtalk”.

Success Stories for Local Groups

Left to right: Ben Flaxman from Shrublands JFC, Andrew Grant and Graham Plant, board members of Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust, and Alan Pearce Chairman of Caister Football Club. Photograph by    David Woodcock   . - Missing is a representative from Revolutionary Roots.

Left to right: Ben Flaxman from Shrublands JFC, Andrew Grant and Graham Plant, board members of Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust, and Alan Pearce Chairman of Caister Football Club. Photograph by David Woodcock. - Missing is a representative from Revolutionary Roots.

We’re really pleased that funds totalling £1500.00 have been awarded to three local groups this Autumn by the Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust. The Trust would like everyone in the borough of Great Yarmouth, regardless of age, background, or level of ability to be involved in sport and physical activity. 

This grass roots funding is for groups and individuals who help support some of the least active people in the borough, as well as maintaining facilities for those already active.

The three groups are:

Caister FC

Caister Football Club has received an extra boost to its attempts to improve their playing field which is in poor repair as it is not maintained well enough, with a £500 award. 

A spokesperson from the club said: “This grant will allow the football pitches to be used by more teams and help the club to continue growing in size, allowing people across all ages, genders and ability the opportunity to participate in grass roots football nearer to home (adult sides are currently paying to train elsewhere). It will also help other groups who use the field (cricket club, scouts and the general public), as well as giving new teams access.“

Shrublands JFC

Shrubland JFC are a Gorleston youth football club with 200+ members including one of a few girls teams in the area. They attract age groups of 3-16 and are very much a community club. Facing broken or ageing equipment and kits, they reached out and applied for funds towards new sports equipment including goals, cones, bibs, and balls, new kit, and trophies for younger members of the club. Kirk Towers from the club said, “Fantastic investment into our club means we can replace old kit with new, we can’t thank you enough”.

Revolutionary Roots

Revolutionary Roots is a Youth and Community Group working on various projects across the borough of Great Yarmouth. The group applied to the Trust for funds towards sports equipment which will aid holistically against substance abuse, anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. 

Heidi Garwood says “This grant will give our service users and young people in the community the opportunity to be involved with sport and physical activity as a constructive activity. This will also have a positive effect on the wider community with less boredom and anti-social behaviour, and instead empowerment towards personal development.”

As a registered charity, our purpose is to benefit the public in the borough of Great Yarmouth.  Maybe you’re a club or an individual that needs new equipment. Perhaps you’re a coach or a teacher wanting to start a group and you need kit, or marketing costs supported. We’re also very keen to help groups who are historically not participating in sport to get involved. Please see our online criteria form to check eligibility. Good luck!



Can you boost sporting chances in Great Yarmouth?

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A recent Sport England survey, the largest ever of its kind, gives comprehensive insight into how children in England are taking part in sport and physical activity, both in and out of school.

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3 million children (43.3%) lead active lives, however of that group, only 1.2 million (17.5%) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week.

Sport England Tim Hollingsworth said, “I am calling for a national focus on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s children and for the whole system to be united in delivering change. Our children deserve better and Sport England is determined to play its part,” he said.

“Parents, schools, the sport and leisure industry and government all have a role to play in addressing and increasing childhood activity.”

Are you trying to set up a sports club for children? Please see if you’re eligible for up to £500 funding from us here

New kit for Shrublands Under 14s Reds

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Look closer and you can see the Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust logo on this brilliant team of under 14s at the Shrublands Football Club in Gorleston. “Fantastic investment into our club meaning we can replace old kit with new, we can't thank you enough” said the clubs spokesperson.

We are unbelievably proud to see this photo - if you’re a club needing a bit of extra help, please get in touch!

Revolutionary Roots awarded £500 funds for sports equipment

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Revolutionary Roots is a Youth and Community Group working on various projects across the borough of Great Yarmouth. The group applied to the Trust for funds towards sports equipment which will aid holistically against substance abuse, anti social behaviour and criminal activity.

Many young people use the services of a Detached and Outreach Youth work project in central GY on the Newtown and Middleton estates.

Revolutionary Roots have great ideas to offer more physical activities, for example circus skills and sports at the youth cafe. Heidi Garwood says “This grant will give our service users and young people in the community the opportunity to be involved with sport and physical activity as a constructive activity. This will also have a positive effect on the wider community with less boredom and anti social behaviour, and instead empowerment towards personal development.”


Info: Revolutionary Roots is CIC working a cooperative, made up of 7 committee members and numerous volunteers. Revolutionary Roots is working in the local community delivering a range of work including detached, outreach and peripatetic work, as well as venue based support. A member of of Revolutionary Roots helps the Bread Kitchen run their youth club in Cobholm on Thursday 6.30pm to 8 pm ages 7-13. Revolutionary Roots run the youth club on Friday night with a number of volunteers and one lead youth worker for ages 13-19 at 7pm to 9pm .


Gorleston student awarded more than £8000 to continue in wheelchair football

Full story at the  EDP24

Full story at the EDP24

WE are so delighted to see East Norfolk Sixth Form College student, Edward Boca, is now competing at national level with his Norwich City Powerchair Football team. Caudwell Children are a national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, they donated just over £8000 to step in and help him.

Do you know a talented individual who lives in the borough of Great Yarmouth? Do they need equipment, kit, tools to fundraise? Please let them know we offer funds up to £500!

Caister FC awarded £500 funds

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Caister Football Club has received an extra boost to its attempts to improve their playing field which is in poor repair as it is not maintained well enough, with a £500 award from Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust.

The club offers people of all ages and ability to participate in football, with seven youth sides, and three adult sides consisting of 200 players.

This award will maximise Caister FCs fundraising efforts to purchase their own ground maintenance equipment. This will help people of all ages and abilities to participate in football nearer to home (adult sides are currently paying to train elsewhere). It will also help other groups who use the field (cricket club, scouts and the general public), as well as giving new teams access.

We are so pleased that the equipment that Caister Football Club will buy will help keep people active, and we hope that the lead taken by Caister Football Club will inspire other fundraisers in the sports sector to apply for funding.

To follow the progress of Caister Football Club, please follow them on Facebook Twitter Website

We are accepting applications now from projects and individuals in the borough of Great Yarmouth, to review and award in February, please download your application form here!

Have you signed up for the Great Yarmouth East Coast 10k?

Great Yarmouth Road Runners 2017

Great Yarmouth Road Runners 2017

Great Yarmouth Road Runners are pleased to announce that the Great Yarmouth East Coast 10k returns again in 2018.

The popular accurately measured route takes you along the fast and flat pavements and promenade of Great Yarmouth with fast times a guarantee on Sunday 14th October at 10:30am, St Georges Theatre, Trafalgar Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

There is a race memento for all participants - plus age category prizes and prizes for leading runners available.

There are refreshments, changing and plenty of onsite parking available.

With recent research revealing that 89% of runners said that running regularly made them happier, as well as having a positive impact on their mental health and body image, why not get training and sign up here!

WE MAKE AWARDS OF UP TO £500 TO SUPPORT SPORT AND LEISURE COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO GET MORE PEOPLE ACTIVE IN THE BOROUGH OF GREAT YARMOUTH. CAN YOU HELP? THE APPLICATION FORM IS HERE!

Shrublands Junior Football Club awarded £500 funds

This is Bea and Lissy after an Under 10s game in February, from Shrublands JFC instagram account

This is Bea and Lissy after an Under 10s game in February, from Shrublands JFC instagram account

Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust are delighted to announce the first recipient of funding, Shrublands Junior Football Club!

They are a Gorleston youth football club with 200+ members including one of a few girls teams in the area. They attract age groups of 3-16 and are very much a community club.

Facing broken or ageing equipment and kits, they reached out and applied for funds towards new sports equipment including goals, cones, bibs, and balls, new kit, and trophies for younger members of the club.

Kirk Towers from the club said “Fantastic investment into our club means we can replace old kit with new, we can’t thank you enough”. Our vision is that community run sports and recreational projects should benefit from grass root funding, and this club is INCREDIBLE.

To follow the progress of Shrublands Junior Football Club, please follow them on Facebook Twitter Instagram Website

We are accepting applications now from projects and individuals in the borough of Great Yarmouth, to review and award in February, please download your application form here!

Apply to us for up to £500 to support your sport or leisure project!

Can you help people become more active in the Borough of Great Yarmouth? A recent survey conducted by Sport England reported that 11.5m people in the UK (25.7%) are inactive, meaning they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. 

Do you need funding for your walking club, running / cycling / swimming / racket group?

We're reviewing applications now, ready to award in September. Please apply here!

 

Ideas to get kids active this summer

We're deep into the summer holidays - how is it going for you?! We've gathered lots of ideas to help kids get active, some don't cost a thing!

Your kids can 'train like a Jedi' with Change for Life

Click image to see how Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones guides you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi!

Click image to see how Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones guides you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi!

Teach your child to ride a bike in 45 minutes - Isla Rowntree shows us at Cycling Weekly the best way. 

Click image to see the video of Isla showing how to best teach children how to ride a bike

Click image to see the video of Isla showing how to best teach children how to ride a bike

Little Hotdog Watson has a great list of water outdoor games for little ones

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Click image to be taken to the article - Pic Credit: Little Hotdog Watson @bonaofmay

Take a walk - have a look through this instagram account Routes for Little Boots  for inspiration to help kids discover and explore the amazing #Norfolk countryside, including pushchair/toddler-friendly walks and outdoor activities

Click image to find walks with Little Routes for Little Boots

Click image to find walks with Little Routes for Little Boots

WE MAKE AWARDS OF UP TO £500 TO SUPPORT SPORT AND LEISURE COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO GET MORE PEOPLE ACTIVE IN THE BOROUGH OF GREAT YARMOUTH. CAN YOU HELP? THE APPLICATION FORM IS HERE!

Active Norfolk shares our funding details with Norfolk

Thank you Active Norfolk for sharing news of our trust......

"Charity looking to award grants to community sports and leisure clubs in the borough of Great Yarmouth

A local Great Yarmouth charity is offering grants of up to £500 each for sports and leisure clubs in the area to help promote the benefits of active lifestyles for health and social issues. The Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of people in the area.

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The recent Active Lives Survey found that 25.7 per cent of the UK's population are considered to be inactive, doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week. As well as the obvious benefits for our physical health, sports promote teamwork, unity and confidence as well as boosting positivity and improving our mental wellbeing. The Great Yarmouth Sport and Leisure Trust is therefore determined to enable sports and leisure clubs to reach more people and make a bigger impact in their communities.

Graham Plant, Chairman said: "As a registered charity, our purpose is to benefit the public in the borough of Great Yarmouth. We would like to award grants to allow more people in the community access to leisure activities such as swimming, and sports clubs or activities such as cycling, grassroots football clubs and gymnastics for example. Maybe you're a club that needs new equipment. Perhaps you're a coach or a teacher wanting to start a group. We're very keen to help groups who are historically not participating in sport to get involved."

These grants will be used to support clubs, organisations or individuals who want to encourage club and sports development in the community. Applicants must provide at least 30% match funding, the grants are given four times a year in September, November, February and May (applications need to be received at least a month prior to the award month).

Sports clubs and voluntary groups can apply for up to £500 in funding. Only applications from the Borough of Great Yarmouth will be considered. Any application that is actively encouraging inactive groups to become active will be gratefully received, including those in disadvantaged groups."

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Click here to see the criteria - and here for the application form! Good luck!

 

Run with your community

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parkrun is an inclusive event run entirely by volunteers who are all parkrunners themselves. It is not a race and anyone is welcome to come to walk, run, volunteer or spectate. With over 1.7 MILLION runners in the UK, it is a great way to start the weekend.

It is simple to register and all parkruns are free. The organisers are keen to make it accessible to all members of the community including those with disabilities and long term health conditions.

If you live in the borough of Great Yarmouth, your local parkruns are every Saturday at 9am at Gorleston Cliffs and also at Fritton Lake. 

Get active! If you haven't registered before, you can register here - see you there!

WE MAKE AWARDS OF UP TO £500 TO SUPPORT SPORT AND LEISURE COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO GET MORE PEOPLE ACTIVE IN THE BOROUGH OF GREAT YARMOUTH. CAN YOU HELP? THE APPLICATION FORM IS HERE!

 

 

 

FA says only one in three pitches at grassroots level adequate

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The FA is considering selling Wembley Stadium to release funds to support community football, which we think is a great idea. But how is your pitch looking? Did you know we can help football teams in the borough of Great Yarmouth with seed funding of up to £500?

There are 21,000 grassroots clubs, 50 county FAs, 25,000 schools and 330 local authorities which are catered for by the FA and, along with the finding that only one in three grassroots pitches are of adequate quality, the FA's written evidence also highlights:

  • 150,000 matches were called off last season due to poor facilities
  • One in six matches are called off due to poor pitch quality
  • 33 of 50 county FAs are without their own 3G pitch
  • Cancelled matches account for the equivalent of 5,000,000 playing opportunities lost this year because of poor facilities
  • There are half the number of 3G pitches in England than there are in Germany

"The word for grassroots football is 'crisis,'" said Kenny Saunders, who runs pressure group Save Grassroots Football. Read more about how the FA support grass roots football here

WE MAKE AWARDS OF UP TO £500 TO SUPPORT SPORT AND LEISURE COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO GET MORE PEOPLE ACTIVE IN THE BOROUGH OF GREAT YARMOUTH. CAN YOU HELP? THE APPLICATION FORM IS HERE!

Are you coming to the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival!?!

Pushing Ahead helps hundreds of people build activity through walking and cycling and THEY ARE COMING to the Great Yarmouth Wheels festival on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of July!

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15,000 motorbikes, vintage vehicles and modern motors come to the seafront and this year 'Pushing Ahead' are also bringing three exhibits:

FUN ZONE CHALLENGE - test your biking skills over ramps and under the cycle limbo, there is also a Learn to Ride zone

DOC SPINOFF'S TRICKY TRIKES - Test your balance and riding skills on some unusual bikes - try reverse steering, hand pedal and other wacky bikes!

FREE BIKE REPAIR SESSION - We will fix your bike and then we'll help you become more confident riding it!

Admission is free, near Britannia Pier, Anchor Gardens and the Sea Life Gardens. 

Click here for more info

If you are looking for funds to support a community sport or leisure project, apply to us today!

Can you help disabled people get active in Great Yarmouth and the Surrounds?

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Research by Activity Alliance has shown that disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people, but 70 per cent of disabled people want to be more active.

Psychological barriers play the biggest role in preventing disabled people from taking part in sports, however seven out of ten disabled people WANT to be more active. One in five people in Britain have an impairment - that's 11.5m disabled people.

Having an active lifestyle can have many advantages. Regular physical exercise provides social benefits and mental health improvements, including:

  • Increased independence
  • A reduction in stress
  • A boost in self esteem
  • Enhanced co-ordination
  • Better strengthened balance

We can't find many opportunities in our area on the Active Alliance website - can you set up a club or a group in the borough of Great Yarmouth?

With Disability Awareness Day around the corner (July 15), now is the time to apply for your funding - the application form is here. Please get involved!

Information sourced from Active Alliance website.

 

Online hub of volunteering opportunities would encourage more physical activity

36% of people* said an online hub of volunteering opportunities would encourage them to do more physical activity.  

Hillingdon Slipstreamers cycling club were recognised in 2017 for their volunteering work

Hillingdon Slipstreamers cycling club were recognised in 2017 for their volunteering work

The Sport and Recreation Alliance's volunteer opportunity finder aims to easily connect volunteers to events and clubs they can help at, and has been launched in UK Volunteers' Week which runs from 1-7 June.  

"Sport and recreation volunteers play a big part in getting the nation more active, improving wellbeing and building communities," says Alliance chief executive Emma Boggis. "Our new volunteer opportunity finder will encourage involvement with a simple and easy way to find activities and make a real difference, including for those in the under-represented 25-34 age range. By getting this process right, we can make a happier and healthier nation while building stronger communities across the UK."  

Read more at the BBC Sport website

*The OnePoll survey asked 2,000 UK consumers aged 18 years or above in February 2018

WE MAKE AWARDS OF UP TO £500 TO SUPPORT SPORT AND LEISURE COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO GET MORE PEOPLE ACTIVE IN THE BOROUGH OF GREAT YARMOUTH. CAN YOU HELP? THE APPLICATION FORM IS HERE!

People in Great Yarmouth the least physically active in England, survey finds

The NHS says running, walking or cycling is vital for physical health and recommends two-and-a-half hours of exercise over a seven-day period. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The NHS says running, walking or cycling is vital for physical health and recommends two-and-a-half hours of exercise over a seven-day period. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

People living in Great Yarmouth are the least active in England, with more than a third failing to manage 30 minutes of exercise a week, new figures reveal. 

A national survey by Sport England found that only 48.8pc of people in the borough take part in 150 minutes of moderate activity a week.

The NHS says running, walking or cycling is vital for physical health and recommends two-and-a-half hours of exercise over a seven-day period.

Sport England’s survey found that 61.8pc of the population is meeting this target.

While Yarmouth falls well below the figure, Norfolk as a whole is much closer, with 60.8pc of people undertaking 150 minutes of physical activity a week.

Read more here in the EDP.

WE MAKE AWARDS OF UP TO £500 TO SUPPORT SPORT AND LEISURE COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO GET MORE PEOPLE ACTIVE IN THE BOROUGH OF GREAT YARMOUTH. CAN YOU HELP? THE APPLICATION FORM IS HERE!