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  • Race for Life - The Ridgeway Hike

    Race for lifeIf you love walking in the great outdoors then this is the event for you. Take on 20 to 26 miles of stunning countryside. Walk alongside hundreds of other strong women. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

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  • Support your club - Grants from the Swindon Sports Forum

    Swindon Sports Forum 1The Swindon Sports Forum run an extensive Grants programme to help support clubs develop their activities.

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  • Swindon Sports Forum Grants

    Swindon Sports Forum 1The Swindon Sports Forum run an extensive Grants programme to help support clubs develop their activities.

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  • The Great British Tennis Weekend

    GBTW2015 180x180   Facebook Profile ImageThe Great British Tennis Weekend is an opportunity for children and adults to try tennis, free of charge, at clubs across the Country this summer. There will be lots of fun activities with coaching sessions for all ages as well as free play where you just turn up and play on a court.  Clubs can hold an event anytime during the summer and more details can be found at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays

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  • UKCC Level 1 coaching courses

    SAM 8042 (2)Avon & Wiltshire Netball are pleased to confirm the following UKCC Level 1 coaching courses have been confirmed and are now open for bookings.

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  • Walking Tennis in Salisbury

    Learning Disability Large 1I am writing to you on behalf of the charity Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire based here in Wilton Road, Salisbury.

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  • Power of an Active School

    Power of an Active SchoolWe would like to offer a bespoke Power of an Active School twilight session to your school. This is aimed at all teaching staff, support staff, Headteachers and Governors in the development of healthy active lifestyles across a school.

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  • Change4Life : Star Wars

    Change for LifeOn the School Zone you will find Change4Life curriculum-linked materials to support primary school teachers to encourage children to eat a healthy and balanced diet, as well as easy ways to get kids to move more during the school day.

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  • Activity Alliance new Ten Principles film

    10 Principles   Presenter Kris at Wheels for All cycling sessionActivity Alliance, supported by Sport England, has today released the Ten Principles film to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.

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  • Activity Alliance launches new Inclusive Activity Programme

    IAP RGBActivity Alliance is delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Inclusive Activity Programme (IAP). The announcement comes during Coaching Week (4-10 June) after a successful application to Sport England which will see £450,000 of National Lottery funding dedicated to the programme. Over three years, the programme will engage key groups in specialised training with the aim to increase the number of active disabled people across England.

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    Coach and Workforce Education Programme 2018

     

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    Sport England

    Sport England

    Working in a number of different ways to get more people active through sport and exercise

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    This Girl Can

    This Girl Can

    A nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability.

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    Club Matters

    Club Matters

    One stop shop for sports clubs, helping you develop and run a sustainable club

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    Together We Will

    Together We Will

    Supports disabled people with their friends and family to become more active

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    School Hire

    School Hire

    Maximise the use of your facilities with Leading online rental portal SchoolHire

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    logo newThere are some 2o,ooo playing fields left in the UK, most of which are run by volunteers, and nearly all of which are struggling to survive due to lack of funding, advice, help and encouragement. 

    The PFLF will not be accepting any further applications for a temporary period whilst we consider the future direction of the Charity. Applications currently submitted will be assessed and award decisions made in due course. Information will be posted on the web site when the PFLF will reopen Nov 2017.

     

    Our Aim

    The aim of the fund is to get more people, especially the young and disadvantaged, playing outdoor sport through more effective use of playing fields.  We want to use the power of sport to transform the lives of local communities.

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    Playing Fields for Every Community

    We will prioritise our support on revitalising playing fields in the most deprived areas of the country, particularly the inner cities.  We will also consider providing funding to voluntary sector groups or sports clubs that run or manage community playing fields anywhere in the country.

    Click on our Applications page to see what we will fund, who is eligible to apply, and to download an application form.

    Reviving our Playing Fields

    We can provide:

    • Grants for voluntary groups and sports clubs for the improvement of their playing fields, changing rooms and community rooms.

    • Advice on funding and how to make professional applications for grants from both the public and private sectors.

    • Guidance on forming partnerships with major sporting bodies.

    • Advice on general playing field management and maintenance.

    New Projects

    In addition, we can provide seed money to kick start new projects for grass pitches, artificial turf pitches (ATPs), and multi-use games areas (MUGAs). A grant from the Playing Fields Legacy Fund can help unlock funding from other sources such as the Football Foundation, Sport England and sports governing bodies. See our “Links” page.

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    Benefits of Well-used Playing Fields

    • With better local facilities more football, cricket, rugby, hockey, and many other sporting teams can be established and supported.

    • More young people, especially those from disadvantaged communities, will get the chance to play sport and become part of a team.

    • Well-maintained grass pitches can sustain intensified use thereby increasing the number of teams playing sport.

    New floodlit ATPs and MUGAs can extend the hours that sport can be played even in inclement weather conditions.  They also offer major benefits in the inner cities, where green space is often limited.

    Alarming Statistics

    • Recent NHS estimates suggest that lack of exercise results in £1.8 billion per year in healthcare costs, and is directly related to an increase in heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
    • The average person in England watches television for four hours a day.
    • 30.3% of children aged 3-15 years are obese (April 2012).

    These are worrying trends

     

    Contact

    Wiltshire and Swindon Sport,
    White Horse Business Park, Richmond House,
    1 Goodwood Close, Epsom Road,
    Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 0XE

    Office Tel: 01225 781500
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    Events

    04 Jul 2018n09:00AM - 04:00PMnSummer School Games
    11 Jul 2018n06:30PM - 09:30PMnSafeguarding & Protecting Children in Swindon - FULLY BOOKED
    17 Jul 2018n06:00PM - 10:00PMnEmergency First Response in Trowbridge - FULLY BOOKED

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