• New Government youth fund to open doors to voluntary community sport and recreation organisations

    Following the announcement that the Government is to invest £80m in to a Youth Investment Fund, Policy Adviser, Hannah Dobbin, looks at how sport and recreation organisations can look to tap in to funding of this kind and what they need to prove to do so.

    Published 15 September 2016, Industry
  • Why everyone can dance!

    Iain Richards, Media and Marketing Officer of the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK), discusses why the activity is accessible to everyone and why the organisation's mission is to make dancing fun and exciting for all.

    Published 08 September 2016, Industry
  • Making a difference

    The CEO of British Blind Sport, Alaina MacGregor, discusses the work of the British Blind Sport and how they are making a real difference amongst the blind and partially sighted community.

    Published 08 September 2016, Industry
  • Para Table Tennis - reaping the benefits of London 2012

    As the Paralympic Games get underway in Rio, we asked Karen Tonge MBE, Chair of British Para Table Tennis, what she hopes the GB Para Table Tennis team will achieve and how people can engage in the sport back home.

    Published 08 September 2016, Industry
  • Where Children Naturally Learn

    Jo Lewis, from Natural England’s People and Nature Team, discusses how the results of the organisation’s four-year Natural Connections project can help the sector to build on the health and wellbeing benefits of high quality outdoor learning for teachers and pupils and what the next steps are to make the pilot scheme nationwide.

    Published 07 September 2016, Industry
  • The Paralympics are coming...

    Emma Boggis, Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance and Non-Executive Director of the British Paralympic Association, blogs about her excitement ahead of the opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games in Rio.

    Published 07 September 2016, Industry
  • Are you playing with integrity?

    Policy Manager, Leigh Thompson, blogs about the risks to sport from betting corruption and why NGBs should attend the upcoming Sports Betting Integrity Forum event at Lord's Cricket Ground on 21 September to learn more about how to put in place simple measures to protect the integrity of their sports.

    Published 01 September 2016, Industry
  • Here’s to the importance of volunteers

    Team Kinetic Marketing Manager, Emily Crowther reflects on the vital role volunteers played at this year's Homeless World Cup and the value of Team Kinetic to help organisations manage their volunteers and get others to become active in sport. 

    Published 25 August 2016, Industry
  • Meet the #iwill ambassadors with a passion for volunteering in sport

    Have you ever considered volunteering in sport? We briefly hear from three inspirational young individuals who are leading social action in their communities by volunteering in sport. 

    Published 25 August 2016, Industry
  • Farewell Rio Olympics and hello #IAmTeamGB

    With the Olympics now complete and the countdown to the Paralympics well underway, Emma Boggis turns her attention to volunteers and their vital role to help and support every participant's journey in sport and recreation.

    Published 25 August 2016, Industry