Creative Partnerships Award

The Creative Partnership Award will celebrate clubs/programmes which have worked in partnership with others to secure financial sustainability, drive participation and get the inactive active through either sport, recreation or physical activity.  

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We’d like to thank everyone who has entered the Creative Partnerships Award this year. We’re delighted to announce that the top three entries have been invited to our awards lunch on 15 March. Bookings will be opening in the coming weeks, so check back here for more information.

The final three are;

Bristol Sport Foundation

Bristol Sport Foundation (BSF) identifies people in Greater Bristol and the West of England in need of support.

The purpose of BSF is design and improve health and increase employability via the four pillars Participation; Education; Health & Well-Being; Inclusion, Diversity and Equality. BSF increase sport development revenues by simplifying the sport-based charity offer for funding and commissioning bodies, corporates, primary and secondary schools, and grassroots clubs by removing ‘competition’ between charities and facilitating wider choice. BSF provides funding from partners agencies/corporates, donations from patrons and donors and provides services (as stated in the previous answer) to help grow and develop revenue for our charities.

GreaterSport and The Proud Trust

GreaterSport aims to make Greater Manchester the most active region in England by changing lives through physical activity and sport. The priority for children and young people is that Greater Manchester is the best place in England for children, young people and young adults aged 5-25 to grow up, developing their life chances through a more active lifestyle, with a focus on reducing inequalities.

The Proud Trust is a lifesaving and life enhancing organisation that helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities. They do this through youth groups, peer support, managing the LGBT Centre for Manchester, delivering of training and events, campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.

In September The Proud Trust launched a dedicated Sport Month to eradicate youth inequality in sports. With the support of GreaterSport, they wanted to empower young LGBT+ people to get out and try new athletic activities and put an end to the disproportion of those involved in sport across the North West. In addition, they were able to offer 10 LGBT+ young people the opportunity to take part in a 2 -day snow camp at BEYOND in Manchester, the indoor winter sports facility.

Youth Hostel Association

For nearly 90 years, The Youth Hostels Association (YHA) England & Wales has pursued charitable objectives aimed at improving the health, education and recreational outcomes of all, but especially those of young people with challenging lives, through travel, exploration and discovery. Affordable and accessible, YHA offers a unique range of accommodation and activities in rural, coastal and city locations.

In August 2018, YHA collaborated with The Family Holiday Association, Venus (a charity empowering, promoting and supporting women and their children), Family Action to enable 31 families to attend Family Activity Camps at YHA Edale and YHA Ravenstor.

This was the first time that YHA had partnered with like-minded organisations, to deliver family focused interventions, aimed at achieving not just greater physical and well-being, but improved community cohesion, reduce isolation and improve family relationships also. The bespoke programme saw 84 people take part, with 76% of the families who took part, had not been on a family holiday before their YHA stay.

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