In the sections below you can learn more about the impact of our work including the organisations and projects we have supported across the West of England.
Abda's Nordic Walking story
Abda has shared her story of how Nordic Walking has positively impacted her life. Abda has accessed Nordic walking through Let's Walk Bristol, who have been funded by us through the Together Fund and the Green Social Prescribing project.
COMF Bristol, is a physical activity social prescribing project, supporting individuals in their journey to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. The Physical Activity Link Workers provide signposting, guidance, and support into a wide range of movement and physical activities. The project seeks to engage those who have been most impacted by Covid and to improve health inequalities experienced by residents.
The fund aims to allow schools to open their school facilities outside of the normal school day to both school and community users, to create sustainable change in physical activity levels. The case studies below are from some of the schools funded during phase 2.
The Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF) was a Covid-19 recovery fund to support people to access activity during the pandemic. This was a Sport England funded programme of work which sought to reduce the inequalities we were seeing in priority audiences who were already less active and had fewer opportunities to access physical activity before the pandemic.
Community partners used activity as a way of maintaining engagement with their audiences which has in turn seen a high number of funded partners change the delivery of their work to incorporate physical activity and movement to address the needs of their audiences. Please see some snapshots of projects that were delivered through this funded project:
Following on from the third phase of TIF, Sport England's Together Fund followed with the same aim to increase physical activity opportunities and reduce inequalities in priority audiences. Community partners were integral to acheiving the aims of this programme by using movement and physical activity as a tool to engage their audiences. Please see below, some examples of the work that was carried out:
The Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to reduce violence, crime and anti-social behaviour. This fund is for projects that focus on using activity as a tool to engage and support young people up to the age of 25.
This project is aiming to create a new sport and physical activity workforce, ensuring there are ‘more people like me’ delivering locally in Bristol, creating a workforce that really does reflect society. The course is aimed at asylum seekers, refugees and the peers they live alongside.