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Covid-19 support for sport

Sport England sets out Covid-19 financial support Sport England has today confirmed that it is making up to £195m of funding available to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The package is additional to any funding support provided by the Government and is made up of the following: A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for local clubs and …Read More

Coronavirus Update

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Following advice from the Government 16th March 2020 Living Sport has taken the decision to close the office with staff working from home. The Living Sport team remain contactable by email firstname.surname@livingsport.co.uk or mobile phone and we are looking at greater use of technology to continue working effectively. We are looking at all our planned events and activities for the immediate period into early summer and will contact …Read More

Fantastic Competition at School Games Handball

Monday 9th March saw 14 teams from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough take part and compete in the School Games County Handball Finals 2019/2020. An exciting event ensued as children aged 12 to 15 took part in County Finals throughout the day.

The Tournament consisted of 4 different categories – U13 Boys, U13 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls. This event took place at the Cambridge University Sports Centre (University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS) and was kindly supported by England Handball.Read More

ukactive and Sense launch research partnership to understand activity needs of families with disabled children

The ukactive Research Institute has announced a three-year research project with national disability charity, Sense, which seeks to better understand the needs of parents and families of disabled children.

Parents of disabled children are encouraged to feed back on the challenges they face when it comes to accessing sport and physical activity, by completing an online survey by Sunday 15 March.Read More

Exciting new leadership roles at Living Sport

Living Sport has an exciting opportunities for the positions of: Head of Partnerships / Head of Delivery / Head of Business Development Living Sport is a charity working across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and part of the national network of Active Partnerships.  Our strategic aim is “Improving health and wellbeing by supporting people to get active” with a focus on increasing participation in sport and physical activity for those in targeted …Read More

Activity Alliance: New report shows more to do to reduce disabled people’s inactivity

Four in five disabled people want to be more active but demand is not being met. Only two in five feel they are given the opportunity to be as active as they would like to be. Worryingly, this level of inequality is resulting in a more negative experience, including social isolation for many disabled people. The findings come from a ground-breaking report released by Activity Alliance today, involving more than 2000 respondents.

Activity Alliance’s Annual Disability and Activity Survey is supported by Sport England. It gives an in-depth comparison of disabled and non-disabled adults’ experiences of sport and activity.Read More

Manderson Trust Celebrate 30 Years

The Manderson Trust for the disabled, to be found on Overcote in Over, is a registered charity run by volunteers and maintained by contributions from friends of the trust and other charitable organizations. It is 30 years old this year!

In the early 1980s Dennis Manderson had a dream to provide facilities for disabled anglers. He himself loved fishing and, being disabled, found it difficult to access suitable places to fish. In 1986 it became possible to buy the lakes at Over and in 1990 The Manderson Trust for the Disabled was registered as a charity and work began to make Dennis’ dream come true. Since 1993 it has been open as a fishing venue.Read More

Walking Sports Activator Course

Group of older people playing walking basketballWalking sports do not have the high impact or strenuous level of activity that standard versions of the same games require so are an ideal opportunity for people to return to sport, recover from an injury or simply play the sport they used to enjoy but at a slower pace.

Living Sport is working in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport to help establish more opportunities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.Read More