National Sports Research

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

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!

 

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.

 

11.5m people (25.7%) are inactive across the UK 

A recent survey conducted by Sport England reports that 11.5m people in the UK (25.7%) are inactive, meaning they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. 

Are you looking to help people become more active in the Borough of Great Yarmouth? Adults can achieve 150+ minutes of sports activity a week through a combination of walking, running, cycling, swimming, team sports, adventure and racket sports. 

Sports promote teamwork, unity and confidence as well as boosting health and wellbeing too.

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!

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