B2022 Commonwealth Games: Together Active using funding to help more people engage with sport and physical activity
Together Active is helping people and communities within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to get active and play sport off the back of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games thanks to funding and support from Sport England and the National Lottery.
Together Active was awarded £100,000 for the B2022 Small Grants programme by Sport England as part of the body’s £35m investment around Birmingham 2022, with the funding contributing to the running of projects and sessions ran by organisations throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent that we fund through this. We also received £41,500 for B2022 Commonwealth Games: National Legacy (School Games) and have so far received £15,000 for the Gen22 project.
These projects and sessions will specifically focus on 3 of the Games missions, ‘Bring people together’, ‘Improve health and wellbeing’ and ‘Help the region to grow and succeed’. The fund will target areas of greatest need and under-represented groups.
This work from Together Active supports Sport England’s overall goal of using Birmingham 2022’s Games to help build a legacy of more active and connected communities not just in the Midlands, but up and down the country, and help level up access to sport and physical activity.
Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of Sport England said:
“The Commonwealth Games have been an incredible platform for the power of sport. It’s brought so many people together – not just in the West Midlands, but all over the country.
The Games are also an opportunity to create a lasting impact at community level. Legacy comes from hard work and creating the right opportunities and conditions so that people can lead more active lives – now and in the future.
That’s why our £35million investment into Birmingham 2022 is targeting support to where it is most needed, tackling deep-rooted inequalities to create inclusive opportunities for people to get active and connect in their communities – regardless of their ability, background or bank balance. We want the legacy of B2022 to be one of a more active and better-connected nation.”