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Want to find out ways to get involved in sport and physical activity in your area? We update these pages frequently with information provided by our partners who run activities and sessions across the county. 

To find out about sport and physical activity opportunities in Swindon, visit the Leisure in Swindon website

To find a sports club in the county of Wiltshire, visit the Wiltshire Council Club Directory

 

Basketball018Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) is your County Sports Partnership which works closely with Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB), Strategic Partners, clubs, coaches and volunteers to create a lasting legacy for PE, sport and physical activity. Our focus is to ensure that national sport has local reach.

This page of our website is designed to support Primary Schools to effectively utilise their PE and Sport Premium funding while guiding them on the associated Ofsted inspection requirements.

Rik Grover is the lead consultant for the Primary Sports Premium at Wiltshire and Swindon Sport. His role is to provide support and advice to Primary Schools and to help them improve the quality of thePEand sport activities they offer their pupils.

Rik is working with and co-ordinating all the various partners involved in providing Primary School Sport in the county and is instrumental in setting up courses and training for teachers and private coaching providers. The aim is to encourage a cohesive approach to sports provision in Primary Schools.

Primary Sports Premium Brochure

Primary-Premium-coverWe are please to announce the publication of our new Primary Sport Premium brochure which has been distributed to all Primary Schools across Wiltshire and Swindon and provides them with access to a wide variety of tools and information nationally as well as local support and advice. 

Please click on the picture of the front cover to access the complete on-line document and if you would like a hard copy sent to you please just let us know and we will be happy to drop one to you.

Rik Grover, Sports Consultant Primary Premium, Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), The Coach House, 48 New Park Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1DS.

Mobile: 07787 298810 / Office: 01380 725111 rik@wiltssport.org

Please find a range of advisory and supporting documentation about the Primary Premium within the articles below. If you require good overview then we would suggest initially you read this document - pdfPrimary School Sports Premium - Guidance Document From WASP1.95 MB.

For supporting documents see below articles:-

There are a number of sources of funding for sport and physical activity for clubs and organisations, coaches, facilities & improvements and talented individuals to apply for.

Wiltshire and Swindon Sport has and will continue to develop a Funding Directory (A – Z) to assist and signpost you to help identify the most applicable source of funding for you. We can also provide you with initial advice and support with the application process.

For each funding stream we have provided some summary information for you and the appropriate web-site link.

Within this section of the web-site and through our Latest News alerts we will provide regular updates and announcements on new and updated funding sources. You may also wish to access www.grantfinder.co.uk which is also a useful resource.

Advice for clubsadvice and resources for clubs

To help to manage the support options available we recommend that you work through the following steps:

  1. Check if you can access any of the standard Government support (staffing costs, business rates, small business grants, sick pay rebate)
  2. Access FREE Business Advice to work through how you can manage the finances of your organisation during this phase
  3. If you are not eligible for the government grants, perhaps the new fund available through Sport England could help
  4. Check out any other local grants or support which you could access

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Advice for Workforceadvice and resources for our workforce

We know that this is a very difficult time for many people working in the sport and physical activity sector.  Whether you are a coach, an instructor, a club manager, a volunteer, a mentor or an employee, we have a range of advice you may find useful.

If you have any concerns that are not covered here, or if you have any questions about what support may be on offer, please contact alan@wiltssport.org.

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Some tips for exercising at home are:

  1. Create a daily routine that includes time to exercise
  2. Change into appropriate clothes and footwear to get in the right frame of mind
  3. Crank up your favourite tunes to get inspired!
  4. Choose an activity that's right for your fitness levels (talk it over with a health professional if you are not sure)
  5. Drink plenty of water

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Activities for KidsActivities for children

This page is filled with tips and ideas for keeping children active and fit during lockdown.  We will keep it updated regularly, so please do check back over the coming weeks to see what has been added.

Give them a go and let us know how you get on by tagging us on social media @wiltssport (we are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) or by emailing your pictures, videos or stories to alma@wiltssport.org.

Some tips for exercising at home are:

  1. Create a daily routine that includes time to exercise
  2. Change into appropriate clothes and footwear to get in the right frame of mind
  3. Crank up your favourite tunes to get inspired!
  4. Choose an activity that's right for your fitness levels (talk it over with a health professional if you are not sure)
  5. Drink plenty of water

Activity Video Picactivity videos

WASP have commissioned a number of local activity providers to make some video sessions for you to get active while you are at home.  There are several videos covering a range of actitivies, including yoga, fitness, football, seated exercise and dance fitness.  Click on the links below to see all the videos in each category.

We believe in supporting local clubs, coaches and instructors, enabling them to keep their local communities active.  Together, we #keepyoucommunitymoving.

If there are any other activiy videos you would like to see, please email simon@wiltssport.org.

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