Meet the Team: Aaron, Funding Consultancy Expert
As part of our London Sport Consultancy’s re-brand, we’re sitting down with the key team members working on our consultancy services. Our 'Meet the Team series' introduces Aaron Dunkley, our Funding Consultancy Expert from Oaks.
Meet the Team: Chris, Head of Digital Behaviour Change
As part of our London Sport Consultancy’s re-brand, we’re sitting down with the key team members working on our consultancy services. Our 'Meet the Team series' begins with Chris Norfield, London Sport’s Head of Digital Behaviour Change.
London Sport Consultancy: Helping to get Londoners active together
Business Development Manager Jennie Rivett writes about how our consultancy services help us work with partners to tackle the huge challenge of making London the most active city in the world.
Grants available to support physical activity on the River Thames
Grants of up to £5,000 available to those offering physical activity opportunities on the River Thames and inland waterways.
5,000 Londoners got active for RED January raising nearly £25,000 in the process
A dedicated community of 5,000 Londoners who completed the nationwide physical and mental health campaign RED January at the start of the year have raised almost £25,000 for charity Sport in Mind.
London Sport conducts funding workshops for Barking Sport 4 Change coalition
London Sport has completed a series of funding workshops supporting the Sport 4 Change coalition in Barking to be more confident and competent when applying for funding.
£200,000 of Tackling Inequalities funding helps partners support communities hardest hit by pandemic
London Sport has distributed almost £200,000 of Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Funding to 20 organisations across the capital; Specialist Advisor Physical Activity for Health Barry Kelly explains more.
How using a strong evidence base can boost your grant funding opportunities
More than meets the eye: Strategic Relationship Manager Lorna Leach and Specialist Advisor for Funding Mel Antao explain how to seek funding to build on existing research or evidence base.
Funding demand always outstrips supply but there's ways to ensure a positive impact
Specialist Advisor for Funding, Mel Antao, looks at what funders should consider when opening or reopening funding pots and how analysis of their own grant allocations should shape their future priorities.
Nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding distributed to support young people
London Sport will distribute nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding over the coming months as we continue efforts to support children and young people to be more active.
2020 Review of the Year
The year 2020 will be one to remember. There have been challenge but also, positives. At London Sport, we have seen, once again, the incredible impact of the capital's grassroots physical activity and sport sector unite to keep Londoners active. Here, we look back at London Sport’s memorable moments for 2020.
London Sport supports young people with digital activities through November lockdown
Young people across London were supported through November’s lockdown with a variety of online techniques as London Sport continues to support community groups adjust to the pandemic.
Sector's hard work to support disabled people during pandemic must continue apace
Specialist Advisor for Disability Alex Gibbons looks at how Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund and Activity Alliance's 'GOGA' programme have supported people with disabilities during the pandemic and how more needs to be done to close the growing inequalities.
Listen, Focus, Control, Connect - supporting young people during lockdown 2.0
During the first lockdown, Relationship Manager, John Arthur supported coaches, managers and youth leaders who were running Sport England Satellite Clubs to keep teenage participants happy and active. Here, he reflects on what he learned.
We must not under-estimate the physical and mental impact the lockdown through March, April and May had on young people.
However, as we saw so powerf
Increase resilience and preparedness for the sector to return stronger than ever
In a guest blog from Senior Account Manager Ben Nicholson of Oaks Consultancy, Ben discusses the two key areas that will support the return of sport and physical activity - revenue diversification and understanding new questions.
Providing the right support to children and young people facing inequalities
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at providing the right support to children and young people facing inequalities.
Last week, my colleague Lorna started this mini-series of blogs as we share what we’re doing with the £200,000 of Tackling Inequalities funding London Sport received from Sport England.
Lorna looked at our community-focused strand of work and, in
Young people reap benefits from £24,000 of Satellite Club funding distributed by London Sport
Young people in the capital have been keeping active and socially connected throughout the lockdown thanks to £24,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding distributed by London Sport.
Investment to tackle inequalities will provide lessons for the whole sector
Specialist Advisor for Physical Activity for Health, Barry Kelly, discusses what London Sport hopes to learn from the £200,000 Tackling Inequalities investment and how key lessons from the project will benefit the wider sector.
London Sport funding services to help organisations to survive and thrive post covid-19
London Sport has influenced an incredible £1.6m into the physical activity and sport sector in 2019/20, Specialist Advisor for Funding Mel Antao looks at the success of recent covid-19 funds and how it's directly improving Londoners' lives.
Covid-19: London's funders have been responsive and agile to help the sector
London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Funding Mel Antao looks at how funders are adapting their methods during the covid-19 outbreak and delves into the support available for grassroots physical activity and sport organisations in the capital.