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Funding Opportunity: Toyota Parasport Fund

Sport England have partnered with Toyota and the British Paralympic Association to launch the Toyota Parasport Fund. Organisations looking to support disabled people to return to sport or activity (when Covid-19 restrictions allow) can apply for an award between £1,000 and £5,000!

Key information is outlined below: 

  • The fund opened at noon on 7 May and closes at 5pm on 31 May
  • Awards of £1000-£5000 are possiblecanva junior wheelchair basketball player MADauWYD6ZA
  • Awards are to be given to organisations supporting the return to sport or activity for disabled people
  • You must register your activity and add an opportunity on the Parasport website, this will provide you with a URL that must then be copied into page five of your application form
  • Applications should be focused on returning disabled people to previously run activity, or on enabling previous projects to adapt to resume delivery, when that's possible
  • This fund isn’t to support new projects or start-ups, and is aimed at clubs/organisations that already exist
  • Applications should be focused on key funding priorities (found on the website) 

For further information, and to apply, click here. 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 runs from the 10th-16th May. The theme for this year's campaign is nature. Recent research from the Mental Health Foundation has reported becoming more connected with nature can result in: 

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  • Improved overall wellbeing 
  • Feelings of positive emotions, including: calmness, joy, creativity, and improved concentration. 
  • Reduced risk of depression and anxiety

During Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation are asking YOU to do the following things:

  • Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
  • Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment.

 

For more information on the campaign, visit the Mental Health Foundation Website by clicking here.

Latest Active Lives Report

The latest Active Lives Report shows the majority of physically active adults in England managed to maintain their habits despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  You can read the full Sport England Active Lives report for data from November 2019-2020 by clicking here and the web report here 

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We will soon be publishing a breakdown of activity levels in Wiltshire and Swindon so keep an eye out for updates on our web pages and social media. 

 

Park Yoga Comes to Devizes and Swindon!

Park Yoga aims to connect people to the natural outdoors, through a relaxing energising and breath-taking yoga session, improving wellbeing and creating a positive ripple effect throughout the community. 

We are excited to announce that Park Yoga is coming to Devizes and Swindon! The FREE sessions start on Sunday the 2nd of May, from 9.30-10.30am at:header bournemouth with flag

To secure your place, make sure you pre-register up to a week before each session by clicking the links above. 

Once registered, get ready for your weekly dose of stretching, relaxation, and fun! Make sure to bring a mat or towel, and a drink. 

*children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult

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Wiltshire Senior Games

On Thursday May 6th 2021, WASP will be delivering a Virtual Senior Games for 6 care homes in Wiltshire. After a successful Virtual Senior Games in Swindon back in October, delivered by Swindon Sports Forum, WASP is looking to increase physical activity opportunities for older people across the county.

The games will consist of 4 activities: Foam Javelin, Tin Can Alley, Golf Putting and Target Mat and wWiltshire Senior League logoill give everyone taking part the opportunity to have lots of fun and be a little bit competitive against other care homes.

Each care home will keep track of their scores and submit them to Chris Baker on the final day of the games, Sunday 9th May 2021. Scores for all 4 activities will be added up with the winning team being the care home that scores the most points over all the activities. Everyone that takes part in the games will receive a medal or a certificate and the winning care home will receive the golden trophy.

WASP would like to run a further games in October this year where both the Swindon and Wiltshire care homes can compete against each other to see who the overall county winner of Virtual Senior Games is!

For details about the Swindon games and the idea behind why WASP are delivering the games click here.  

 

OnTrak Newsletter March 2021

Please click on the image below to open the Ontrak newsletter, March 2021, as a pdf:

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