6th March 2019
Club Bulletin February 2019
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Welcome to the Wesport Club Bulletin

Welcome to the February edition of the Wesport Club Bulletin. Please send comments, feedback or suggestions for future content to ruth.glanvill@wesport.org.uk  


  • Safeguarding in Martial Arts - The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs or providers who have demonstrated a commitment to maintaining excellent safeguarding standards so everyone participating and engaging in Martial Arts can have a safe and enjoyable experience. More information and register HERE
  • British Blind Sport Activity Finder support@britishblindsport.org.uk - Clubs and coaches who wish to recruit people with a visual impairment to their sessions are now able to register their club information with British Blind Sports Activity Finder. The Activity Finder will launch in May, you can register by submitting a completed registration form HERE




Workforce registration and regulation consultation - Wednesday 6th March 2019. Do you have any vies about registration, workforce regulation or license to practice opportunities in the English sport and physical activity workforce? You can have your say. HERE

Shaping Cricket in Bristol

BBC News Presenter Sabet Choudhury will host Glocuestershire's first ever BAME consultation event. The GCB are very interested to hear what if any improvements could be made to improve the ‘cricket offer’ moving forward. Find out more HERE or email chris.munden@glosccc.co.uk



Community Club Links  

Wesport support Primary School Sport across the West of England by developing high quality PE and school sport provision. We currently store a ‘Community Sports Clubs’ list on our Primary Sport pages on the Wesport website. You can view the document HERE.
If your club are keen to work with primary schools and currently offer a session for primary aged pupils then please send your club details to info@wesport.org.uk    

Please include club, coach Information, club location, contact details and the areas that you deliver sessions.

Dementia Friendly Sport Resources

Sport England have been working with the Alzheimer’s Society to help people with dementia live active lives. You can download the guide HERE which aims to help the sports sector bring down barriers that prevent people living with dementia from taking part in sport and physical activity.    

Sport and Rec Alliance Podcast  

After a couple of successful episodes in 2018 focussing on mental health, the Sport and Recreation Alliances podcast has returned in 2019 with 3 new episodes. The most recent episode sees new CEO of Sport England Tim Hollingsworth discuss his first couple of months in post, his take on behaviour change and what we can expect from Sport England in the coming months. HERE to listen to the podcasts

Club Matters

Sport England’s one stop shop for clubs and community organisations. Recent updates have seen podcasts added to the library (aptly named Club Natters!), online training sessions and a wealth of case studies. Find out more HERE

Funding Opportunities


Satellite Club Funding April 2019 – March 2020

Wesport have funding to support 14 – 19 year olds who are inactive to access community sport opportunities. Target groups are women and girls, young people from lower socio economic groups and young people with disabilities. Find out more HERE

Children in Need – Small Grants Programme  

Working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK. Grants available for not-for-profit organisations. Application deadline: 03/03/2019 (next application deadline 27th May 2019). Find out more HERE

Grow the Game – Women and Girls  

£1,500 grants available for NEW women and girls teams or Disability teams through the Football Foundation.

Grow the Game provides funding to contribute towards a combination of the following essential costs associated with providing new football activity. More information HERE

Basketball England’s Assist Fund  

The newly launched Assist Fund will benefit young players who might need financial assistance in order to play and enjoy basketball. Basketball England have allocated £10,000 to provide junior members with allowances between £50 and £100 for up to 3 junior members per club. For more information and to apply click HERE.  

Wesport funding pages  

Visit the Wesport funding pages HERE for more information on grants and links to application requirements.  

Other Bits...


  • Courses and Workshops - Wesport organise a wide range of workshops and courses to support people working in sport and physical activity in the West of England. We can also provide ‘closed’ courses to clubs and organisations with a minimum of 15 individuals needing to attend. 
  • Bristol Diversity Awards HERE - Back for 2019 and celebrating diversity across Bristol, The Bristol Diversity Awards have specific nomination categories for Sporting Diversity including age, gender, disability, faith and LGBT+.

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